Opened 18 years ago

Last modified 10 years ago

#1059 closed Bug report

Unable to manually enter a filename

Reported by: clockwerx Owned by: Alexander Schuch
Priority: normal Component: FileZilla Client
Keywords: Cc: clockwerx, Alexander Schuch
Component version: Operating system type:
Operating system version:


  1. Connect to FTP server
  2. Get a directory listing of some kind
  3. Add a file, example.txt, to that directory external

to filezilla.

  1. Enter /path/to/file/example.txt in the server

address bar.

File is downloaded.

A warning that /path/to/file/example.txt/ is not a

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filezilla.PNG (48.1 KB ) - added by clockwerx 17 years ago.
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Change History (8)

comment:1 by Alexander Schuch, 17 years ago

You are talking about the FileZilla client or the server?
What version? Can you try latest FileZilla 2 or FileZilla 3
beta version to check if the problem still persists?

And in case of FileZilla client, you are talking about a
local directory or a remote directly?

Can you please be a little more specific where to enter what
in order to reproduce it? Thanks!

comment:2 by Alexander Schuch, 17 years ago

As there is no feedback and I do not really understand your instructions, I am closing this bug report. If you ever return, feel free to post more information.

by clockwerx, 17 years ago

Attachment: filezilla.PNG added

by clockwerx, 17 years ago

Attachment: filezilla.2.PNG added

comment:3 by clockwerx, 17 years ago

See the attached screenshot.

comment:4 by Alexander Schuch, 17 years ago

Response: 550 Can't change directory to /path/file/: Not a directory
Error: Failed to retrieve directory listing

FileZilla 3 doesn't silently fail or so, it says that the path you entered doesn't exist - it evens says "not a directory".

comment:5 by Alexander Schuch, 17 years ago

This behaviour is by design. The box is a path box so it treats everything entered as a directory name. If a file is entered, it just fails. This is what is done at the moment. This won't be fixed.

comment:6 by clockwerx, 17 years ago

So; the design is:

  1. User uses the mouse to navigate this interface, and download/upload files
  2. If the user choose to use the keyboard to get to a directory quicker; they can do that
  3. But if they want one specific file, they must use the mouse to get it AFTER typing in the directory they want
  4. If they type in the wrong thing; display an error from the server as far away as possible from the control they are editing (error messages are leftmost, the server control is rightmost)

... and that's deliberately designed like that?

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