Opened 8 years ago

Closed 7 years ago

#10316 closed Bug report (wontfix)

Fail to download with 1st char of filename blank

Reported by: Richard J Owned by:
Priority: normal Component: FileZilla Client
Keywords: Cc:
Component version: Operating system type: Windows
Operating system version: Win 7 64-bit curr updates


If the 1st character of a filename is a blank, FZ client (ver 3.10.2) does not display it. The download fails with "no such file or directory", see attached screen clip. First file is " Floral...."

ISP administrator had to fix filename (remove blank char), then downloaded OK.


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FileZilla blank leading char.pdf (13.8 KB ) - added by Richard J 8 years ago.
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Change History (4)

by Richard J, 8 years ago

Log screen clip

comment:1 by Richard J, 8 years ago

7 weeks, no response, is this being addressed?


comment:2 by Stephen L'Allier, 8 years ago

Are you using LIST or MLSD? It should be noted that Filezilla cannot track leading spaces in filenames or directories if using LIST.

Per the Filezilla Wiki:

FileZilla ignores leading space of filename or directory

This happens on FTP servers not supporting the MLSD command. On those servers FileZilla falls back to LIST. Unfortunately the listing format returned by LIST is not standardised. It is impossible to distinguish leading spaces from padding. To solve this issue, simply upgrade to a modern server supporting the MLSD command or refrain from using leading spaces.

If this is an issue using MLSD, let us know.

Best of luck,


comment:3 by Stephen L'Allier, 7 years ago

Resolution: wontfix
Status: newclosed
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