Opened 22 years ago

Last modified 17 years ago

#1655 closed Feature request

Convert illegal filename characters

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


Rename files, converting characters that would be illegal on the destination host to acceptable

As an example, when transferring a file whose name contains ":" (colon) from unix to a PC running
Windows NT, FileZilla truncates the filename just prior to the colon and writes no bytes. It
also claims in the status window that the transfer was successful. (I've reported this as a bug.)

Simply converting all such illegal characters to "_" (underscore) would be ok, since that is what some
other FTP clients do. If you want to go a step beyond that, you might allow the user to specify the
character to use or even allow a mapping table.


Change History (1)

comment:1 by Alexander Schuch, 17 years ago

Thanks for your ideas. As this bug is still present in FileZilla 3, it will discussed at another tracker. Please see the following item:
[ 1792985 ] Filter invalid characters from filename

Closing this bug report; please post follow ups to the item mentioned above.

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