Opened 17 years ago

Closed 14 years ago

#2337 closed Feature request (outdated)

Transfer type indicator

Reported by: yurad Owned by:
Priority: normal Component: FileZilla Client
Keywords: Cc: yurad, Alexander Schuch
Component version: Operating system type:
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There is no visible indicator of the transfer type:

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FireFTP.png (118.2 KB ) - added by yurad 15 years ago.
Screen shot of mode indicator in FireFTP

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Change History (7)

comment:1 by Alexander Schuch, 16 years ago

FileZilla 3, the next major version of FileZilla, shows the
transfer type being used, for example:

Command: TYPE I
Response: 200 TYPE is now 8-bit binary

But even FileZilla 2 should show that. Please re-open the
bug if you feel misunderstood.

comment:2 by yurad, 16 years ago

As you suggested I re-opened this issue.
I mean the visual indicator that tells us what is the
current transfer mode. Many FTP clients like Total Commander
and FireFTP ( extension for Firefox) have such indicator.
I'll explain. Let's think that we instantly exchange data
between FTP server and PC during the whole day. Some data
should be transfered as binary and some data as text. In
case of wrong mode the file will be corrupted. Thus it's
important to know what is the current transfer mode before
we start the actual transfer. To verify this mode in
Filezilla we should go to "transfer" item in the menu and
than select the transfer type. Instead of it the visual
indicator will help us much.

comment:3 by Alexander Schuch, 16 years ago

FileZilla 3 uses the transfer mode that is configured in the settings. It even has an
automatic mode that chooses transfer mode based on file extention. Can you provide a
screenshot to make it easier to understand what exactly you mean?

comment:4 by Alexander Schuch, 15 years ago

This doesn't sound like a bug to me but instead like a feature request.

And I understand this as showing the used transfer mode next to the queued file in the queue/transfer pane. Hope I am right with this.

by yurad, 15 years ago

Attachment: FireFTP.png added

Screen shot of mode indicator in FireFTP

comment:5 by yurad, 15 years ago

You are right. It's not a bug. Either I am missing something or I don't explain clear enough. My question: How can I change the transfer mode? I go to transfer menu, click on transfer type and then I can select between auto, ASCII and bin. Now another question: what is the current mode? How can I know it? Again I should go to the menu, click on transfer type and so on. Instead of doing it every time before I start the new transfer, I would prefer to see some GUI mode indicator: ASCII, Binary or AUTO.
As an example I attached screen shot of FireFTP. I marked this transfer indicator with circle.

File Added: FireFTP.png

comment:6 by Tim Kosse, 14 years ago

Resolution: outdated
Status: newclosed

Already implemented in recent versions.

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