Opened 22 years ago

Last modified 21 years ago

#151 closed Bug report

filename and contents truncated

Reported by: anonymous Owned by:
Priority: normal Component: Other
Keywords: Cc: Tim Kosse
Component version: Operating system type:
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When transferring files whose names contain characters that would be illegal on the remote host, the
destination filename is truncated and its byte count is 0. The status window however claims that the
transfer was successful.

As an example, transferring a file whose name contains ":" (colon) from unix to a PC running Windows
NT, the filename is truncated just prior to the colon and no bytes are actually transferred.

One solution, used by other ftp packages, is to convert the illegal characters. Most convert to "_"
(underscore). This would be the simplest fix. A really nice feature (but don't hold up the fix for making it
really nice) would be to all the user to specify a mapping. "_" is usally best for most conversions.


Change History (1)

comment:1 by Tim Kosse, 21 years ago

Actually the data was transferred correctly. It was only stored
into an alternate data stream.
You should read the following text for some more information:
I'll update FileZilla so that it replaces the colon when
downloading such files.

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