Opened 15 years ago

Last modified 15 years ago

#988 closed Bug report

FileZilla doesn't support z/OS datasets

Reported by: cuppett Owned by:
Priority: normal Component: FileZilla Client
Keywords: Cc: cuppett, Tim Kosse
Component version: Operating system type:
Operating system version:

Description

Have been using FileZilla to access mainframe
system. Have noticed a problem. z/OS is comprised
of two different types of filesystems: USS (Unix
System Services) HFS/ZFS that behaves much like
traditional unix systems from an FTP client
perspective and then there are MVS datasets. The MVS
datasets are accessed in the following manner with an
FTP client:

'DSNAME1.QUALIFY.THIS'

Depending on the type of dataset, this may represent
an individual file or a whole directory. However,
when using the GUI, if I am in the HFS
location /u/home/cuppett and typing in a directory
change into the GUI, it attempts to navigate to this
location:

/u/home/cuppett/'DSNAME.QUALIFY.THIS'

I am asking that the pwd not get added onto the front
if a special character such as ' is added to the
front of the path, or perhaps if the pwd is cleared
out on the remote side, pwd is never prepended to
what is typed in.

Change History (1)

comment:1 by Tim Kosse, 15 years ago

FileZilla supports either the standard unix like paths (like
/foo/bar) or the MVS ones (like 'FOO.BAR(whatever)',
whatever is the default when you connect to the server.
Switching between server types is not supported, you have to
use what's set as default on the server.

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