I’m rolling up my own desktop integration with the Nautilus file manager of Ubuntu / GNOME, and I’m running into a weird limitation of Nautilus (actually “
xdg-open”, so it may impact other distros and Linux desktop environments): All files of 0 bytes are always treated a “
text/plain” (or “
inode/x-empty”), so opening them will always invoke a text editor.
For example, let’s say you run “
touch a.xml”, then “
xdg-open a.xml” or double-clicking the file on the desktop will open a text editor, whereas with “
echo a > a.xml” the web browser (or whatever handles
text/xml) will be used.
Now, I wrote some dumb script that periodically runs “
echo a > file.cloud” on all
*.cloudf files that are 0 bytes, but this is a clumsy hack, and if you ever want to implement a Linux desktop integration GUI you’ll run into the exact same issue.
So, could there be an option for
odrive-agent to automatically insert a dummy single byte of data in every cloud or cloudf file it creates?