Re: sane-0.54 now available!

David Mosberger-Tang (
Tue, 22 Apr 1997 09:14:36 -0700

>>>>> On Tue, 22 Apr 1997 17:31:17 +0200, Reimond Rombey <> said:

Reimond> BTW: When using browser to select output filename it shows
Reimond> a funny filename:
Reimond> 4L@???@)@
Reimond> This is a bug.

>> Strange. I certainly haven't seen anything like this. Can you
>> tell me the exact steps that lead to this funny filename? Also,
>> I wonder what the contents of the following file is:

Reimond> First, i have no scanning device. Just check out the
Reimond> software.

Reimond> start xscanimage & click Browse a window with that funny
Reimond> name pops up

Ah, I see what's going on. The patch below fixes the problem (you'll
either have to delete ~/.sane/xscan/xscan.rc or select a reasonable
filename in the "Output Filename" entry box to make the problem
disappear after applying the patch).

Thanks for the report!


--- xscanimage.c~ Mon Apr 21 19:40:07 1997
+++ xscanimage.c Tue Apr 22 09:08:19 1997
@@ -1252,6 +1252,13 @@
char filename[1024];

+ if (preferences.filename)
+ {
+ strncpy (filename, preferences.filename, sizeof (filename));
+ filename[sizeof (filename) - 1] = '\0';
+ }
+ else
+ strcpy (filename, "out.pnm");
gsg_get_filename ("Output Filename", filename, sizeof (filename), filename);
gtk_entry_set_text (GTK_ENTRY (ScanWin.filename_entry), filename);

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