[sane-devel] Problems with AutoStep.
Tue, 2 Apr 2002 05:53:25 +0000
Don't know if this is a bug, or just abuse by the user.
I was scanning in a series of images and giving each one a filename 'by hand'.
The filenames were purely numeric, and all ten digits. (Yep, I was scanning
bookcovers and filing them by ISBNs!)
File names beginning with 0 are truncated to nine digits.
Setting STEP to "0" does not cure this.
I started out leaving STEP at 1 (I was afterall re-entering a new file name
for each scan, so was not worried about what xSane thought the next one
I then had an underrun error message for the step counter.
That did not worry me, but subsequently everytime I entered a new file name
xSane erased it and replaced it by 2147483647.png (that is [2^31 - 1].png, I
Setting STEP to 0 would not deter it.
(Rather than restrating xSane, I changed file naming strategy to
Both (that is truncating a filename and not being able to break out of an
increment error even when increment is switched off) strike me as 'errors',
albeit errors of (a) a relatively minor nature and (b) in 'exotic'
PS Having used autoincrement for scanning several hundred other images in one
series (and not having had it on my old non-Sane scanner) I do appreciate its
definite merits! MC