Opened 13 years ago

Last modified 10 years ago

#7173 new Bug report

Can't add bookmarks for MVS paths

Reported by: Andrew Schulman Owned by:
Priority: normal Component: FileZilla Client
Keywords: Cc:
Component version: Operating system type: Other
Operating system version:


When I connect to an MVS host and try to add a bookmark to e.g. 'A036.FILES.XREF', I always get a popup dialog that says:

Could not parse remote path.

I get the same result with or without the enclosing quotes around the path.

FileZilla Client


Build information:

Compiled for: i586-pc-mingw32msvc
Compiled on: x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu
Build date: 2010-11-21
Compiled with: i586-mingw32msvc-gcc (GCC) 4.2.1-sjlj (mingw32-2)
Compiler flags: -g -O2 -Wall -g -fexceptions

Linked against:

wxWidgets: 2.8.11
GnuTLS: 2.10.2

Operating system:

Name: Windows XP (build 2600, Service Pack 3)
Version: 5.1
Platform: 32 bit system

Change History (8)

comment:1 by Stavros, 11 years ago

I would like to join the effort of fixing this bug.
The MVS platform seems to be spread widely across the industry and a lot of people are having this annoying popup dialog preventing them from adding a bookmark, which on MVS platforms is essential since the folders do not really have meaningful names.
At least in my department (40 people @ Stuttgart, Germany).

So if anybody can fix this, please give it a try. I am willing to assist in testing.

The popup is shown in line 69 of \src\interface\bookmarks_dialog.cpp

comment:2 by Stavros, 11 years ago


Obviously the popup is shown because CServerPath::SetPath() with a MVS path like 'abc.def.ghi.' in line 101 in \engine\serverpath.cpp returns false.
In line 124 the m_type is only set to MVS if the first and last char of the path is a
FTP_MVS_DOUBLE_QUOTE which is a constant with the value of 220, being the german letter Ü.

So if you just add a Ü as the first and last char in the bookmark dialog box,e.g.


then it works!!!

comment:3 by Stavros, 11 years ago

Is there a speific reason why this constant is set to 0xDC (220 decimal)?

comment:4 by Tim Kosse, 11 years ago

Status: newmoreinfo

Which kind of bookmark are you trying to add? A global or a site-specific one?

comment:5 by Stavros, 11 years ago

Status: moreinfonew

actually, a global one.
I just tried to add a site-specific one and it worked.

ooops! So that was the mistake all the time?
(But why is it parsed differently?)

comment:6 by Andrew Schulman, 11 years ago

I just tried again, and both the global and site-specific bookmarks fail. I get the same result with any of the following remote paths:


in reply to:  6 ; comment:7 by Stavros, 11 years ago

try to add a period at the end


in reply to:  7 comment:8 by Andrew Schulman, 11 years ago

Replying to zissakos:

try to add a period at the end


No, same result I'm afraid.

But, I can confirm what you found in comment:2: I can bookmark


Filezilla accepts this, and then the bookmark does the right thing when I go to it.

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