Opened 7 years ago

Closed 7 years ago

Last modified 7 years ago

#10893 closed Bug report (duplicate)

FileZilla can not handle leading blank spaces in directory names

Reported by: Dirk Owned by:
Priority: normal Component: FileZilla Client
Keywords: folder names with leading blanks Cc:
Component version: 3.19.0 Operating system type: Windows
Operating system version: 10 Pro


At least on Unix file systems (I didn't try Windows) FileZilla has problems, when the first character of a directory name is a blank.
You can rename "/xy/testdir" to "/xy/ testdir" with FileZila
and "/xy/ testdir" is shown correctly.
But after refreshing, it is shown as:"/xy/testdir" and can not be accessed with FileZilla any more or in any way.
You get:
Error: Directory /testdir: no such file or directory
Error: Failed to retrieve directory listing

This is correct, but does not help :)

It is not an issue of the Unix filesystem, because with other FTP-clients (e.g. WS_FTP Professional) everything works fine.

You may ask, why the hell is someone using one or more leading blanks in folder names. OK, I have to do it, but can't do it with FileZilla, so I had to change to another FTP client.
Please fix this, Thanks!

Content of FileZilla Info:

FileZilla Client

Version: 3.19.0

Build information:

Compiled for: x86_64-w64-mingw32
Compiled on: x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu
Build date: 2016-06-27
Compiled with: x86_64-w64-mingw32-gcc (GCC) 4.9.1
Compiler flags: -g -O2 -Wall -g -std=gnu++14

Linked against:

wxWidgets: 3.0.3
GnuTLS: 3.4.10
SQLite: 3.11.1

Operating system:

Name: Windows 10 (build 10586), 64-bit edition
Version: 10.0
Platform: 64-bit system
CPU features: sse sse2 sse3 ssse3 sse4.1 sse4.2 avx aes pclmulqdq rdrnd
Settings dir: C:\Users\Gintz\AppData\Roaming\FileZilla\

Change History (2)

comment:1 by Tim Kosse, 7 years ago

Resolution: duplicate
Status: newclosed

Please use the search function.

comment:2 by Dirk, 7 years ago

Indeed it’s duplicate, but it still isn’t solved since more than 10 years!
Strange and unexpected behaviour of FileZilla, that makes files and folders inaccessible to FileZilla itself, I would call a bug.
At that point I was forced to use another FTP-client (WS_FTP Professional) that works properly.
Closing the ticket, because it’s duplicate is not a solution and other FTP-clients show, that the problem can and should be solved.

Last edited 7 years ago by Dirk (previous) (diff)
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