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#2859 new Feature request

Remote site doesn't seem to track correct path

Reported by: bwalch Owned by:
Priority: normal Component: FileZilla Client
Keywords: Cc: bwalch, Alexander Schuch
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Most of my work with FTP is communicating with an internal Sun Sparc 5 CPU's (on Unix) used on five different test systems. The file structure is such that there are numerous shortcuts and redirects to deeply buried locations, both on the local system and across the network between the other test systems (all Unix).

I currently use FTP Voyager 13.x, and one of its key features that seems lacking in most (if not all) other FTP clients is to show (on the directory tree), what are folder shortcuts, and what is local.

When clicking on a folder shortcut icon (as shown by a typical arrow on the icon), it shows the contents of that folder (like a mapped drive in Explore), whereas FileZilla 3 redirects the path to the actual shortcut's destination, not on the shortcut name. There seems to be no indication on the directory tree what is local and what are shortcuts. There seems to be no way to determine what the actual path of a shortcut is (which FTP Voyager does show), and no folder properties.

Also, the underlying paths are not refreshed (as indicated by the "?" on the icon), which really would be helpful. In actuality, the Explore type of interface (such as that used in FTP Voyager) is very useful and more intuitive, which makes it very easy to navigate.

FileZilla is a fine program, and I'm merely pointing out these feature differences (and annoyances) to make FileZilla a better product. Thanks.

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