Opened 18 years ago

Last modified 16 years ago

#892 closed Bug report

Creating illegal filenames

Reported by: quitelost Owned by: Alexander Schuch
Priority: normal Component: FileZilla Client
Keywords: Cc: quitelost, Alexander Schuch
Component version: Operating system type:
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Using FileZilla v2.2.9 on a Win XP Home system, sftp
transferring for a GNU/Linux system.

FileZilla somehow manages to create a directory entry
with (
from what it looks like) two dots (..) in them. The
directory actually contained three dots. The complete
directory tree starting with this directory is now
from windows, with the message "c:/foo/bar/baz.. refers
to a location which is not available [...]" (translated
from Swedish). Alas, I cannot even remove the directory
in question; I get the same message.

FileZilla should probably be a bit more careful when
creating filenames, as they can possibly contain
non-windows legal characters and combinations.

I would be nice if FileZilla could translate or remove
such characters, without miscreating them like this, or
like most
other file transfer software seem to do; just fail
silently and not bother to create the misnamed file at all.

Change History (1)

comment:1 by Alexander Schuch, 16 years ago

As far as I know, dots are perfectly allowed in directory/file names on Windows. Windows Explorer behaves little strange when dots are at certain positions, like an item starting with a dot, but using the DOS command prompt usually allows to fix the problem.

Have a look at the following FileZilla 3 bug report as well:
[ 1792985 ] Filter invalid characters from filename

Closing this report. Follow ups should go to tracker item mentioned above.

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