Opened 18 years ago

Last modified 18 years ago

#1000 closed Bug report

Local files/folders not case-sensitive

Reported by: mr_mclbean Owned by:
Priority: normal Component: FileZilla Client
Keywords: Cc: mr_mclbean, Tim Kosse
Component version: Operating system type:
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If you have a network drive mapped to a directory on
a UNIX machine, FileZilla can browse it in the "local
site" window just as it can with C: etc.

But there's a problem... the UNIX filesystem is case-
sensitive, so you could have X:\MyFolder and
X:\myfolder as two separate folders (where X is the
mapped drive). FileZilla can't handle this.
When you try to view a local folder that contains two
folders of the same name but different case,
FileZilla hangs. It stops responding and hogs around
100% of CPU.

This was particularly bad for me, as I was viewing a
folder, then I created a subfolder which had the same
name but different case as an existing subfolder, (to
be fair, FileZilla didn't let me do this, I had to do
it on the command line), and refreshed FileZilla. Not
only did it hang at that point, it proceeded to hang
every time I started FileZilla... it had remembered
the last local view and tried to reload it at startup.

Unfortunately it doesn't get as far as writing
anything to the debug file.

Change History (2)

comment:1 by Tim Kosse, 18 years ago

Thanks for reporting this. The hint with the case sensitive
filenames might be exactly what I need to finally fix all
the mysterious freezes that got reported previously.

comment:2 by sf-robot, 18 years ago

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