Opened 15 years ago

Closed 15 years ago

Last modified 10 years ago

#4740 closed Bug report (rejected)

Filezilla doesn't understand Unix soft link

Reported by: Alastair Forsyth Owned by:
Priority: normal Component: FileZilla Client
Keywords: unix soft link Cc:
Component version: Operating system type: Windows
Operating system version: XP Pro SP3


Further to #4706, I believe than one CAN distinguish between links and files. May I suggest you consult manual for 'find' command? The primary test 'type' covers it.

I have created 2 links, jim and fred. As you can see from the following screen dump file type 'd' designates a directory.

comms:ttyp4 root > l -dog fred jim
drwxrwxr-x 3 37376 Aug 13 11:32 fred@
-rw-r--r-- 1 12 Aug 13 11:48 jim@
comms:ttyp4 root > l -dogWv fred jim
drwxrwxr-x 3 37376 Aug 13 11:32 fred -> ../another_directory
-rw-r--r-- 1 12 Aug 13 11:48 jim -> jim.txt

Once Filezilla has established the Unix type of the resolution file it should be straightforward to recreate the equivalent in Windows.

Change History (1)

comment:1 by Tim Kosse, 15 years ago

Resolution: rejected
Status: newclosed

Doesn't change the fact that using the FTP protocol there is no way to distinguish between symlinks to files and symlinks to directories and symlinks pointing to nowhere.

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