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Fetch 5.02 & VMS (4 posts)

  • Started 8 years ago by UliW
  • Latest reply 8 years ago from Jim Matthews
  • UliW Member

    I am using Fetch with a VMS system. Unfortunately, Fetch 5 is a significant step backwards: The local files preserve the VMS version numbers, leading to OS X not recognising the file type. E.g. a .TXT file would be saved as .TXT;1 (which is its VMS name) and not be opened by TextEdit. Fetch 4 & earlier do this better: the VMS version no. was stripped off, i.e. the file becomes .TXT.
    Also, Fetch 4 seems to be much faster in downloading directory listings.
    The VMS issue is significant: Fetch has been one of the few Mac ftp clients to handle VMS correctly, one of the reasons I stuck with it. Please make sure VMS support is maintained.

    Uli

    Posted 8 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    We plan to strip VMS version numbers in a future release, at least as an option. The directory listings now contain more information (e.g. modification dates), which may be why they are not as fast.

    Another user noted that Fetch 5 shows filenames in upper case while Fetch 4 showed them in lower case. Do you have a preference for which Fetch should show?

    Thanks,

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 8 years ago #

  • UliW Member

    Jim,

    In general, I would keep the cases as they are on the serving host. VMS, being case-ignorant, always lists in uppercase, so that should be the default.

    While on HFSases don't matter they are preserved. This causes some funny effects when using a shell, like the name-completion on TAB not working if one starts with the wrong case. Such behaviour may support a case for a pref. setting to change the name to lowercase (for VMS & other case-ignorant server-systems ONLY!).

    Uli

    Posted 8 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    Thanks for the feedback,

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 8 years ago #

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