I have a link in an org document, [[file:/home/thor/org/journal/20210824]]. This file exists, and the path is correct. I have tested this with other files as well. If the file does not have a suffix, as with the file given in the example, the minibuffer displays

running less [filename]...done

If the file does not exist, the minibuffer displays

no such file: [file]

If performed on a file with a suffix as normal, the file is opened as expected. Is this a bug with Org mode?

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    You might find more information in the *Messages* buffer, but is it really running less to show the file? Are other files opened in emacs or is there some helper application that gets called to open them?
    – NickD
    Sep 1 '21 at 15:22
  • No other files appear to be opened. Sep 2 '21 at 10:10
  • Aren't files with suffixes opened when you click on the link? I thought that's what you said in the question. What I meant above was: how are those files opened when you click on them? Are they opened in emacs (i.e. as if you had said C-c C-f /home/thor/org/foo.txt)?
    – NickD
    Sep 2 '21 at 13:22
  • yeah, any file with a suffix is oppened as would be expected, or as you described. Sep 2 '21 at 15:32
  • If you start emacs with emacs -q, do you still have the problem? If not, the problem is in your initi file: bisect it to find out who is doing the damage.
    – NickD
    Sep 3 '21 at 14:12

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