changing filename field lenght of attachment display in confluence

In our instance we publisch many student researcg papers but when we use {attachment} macro it trimms te filename to hard-coded 35 characters.

We need to show longer filenames as whole name is relevant. My question is where is should make changes as the display is currently not configuable. Should I change a system VM file?

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I found this issue

I found solution by patching the file "attachments-table.vm"

The code looks like this:

<td class="filename-column">
#parse ("/pages/includes/attachment_icon.vm")
<a class="filename" href="$generalUtil.htmlEncode("${req.contextPath}${attachment.downloadPathWithoutVersion}")"
$generalUtil.htmlEncode($generalUtil.shortenString($attachment.fileName, 35))

As a software engineer myself I dont like this coding style, and it would be better if this would respect the layout as defined in CSS class file.

I change 35 into 60.

As we dont use file comments, I commented out that code for now. I realy think this code needs some rework.

The issue you linked to is a duplicate of the main issue here: Atlassian has acknowledged this is a problem, but has not fixed it yet.

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