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File List Too Long - Can I turn it off? (3 posts)

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  • Started 11 years ago by jake3579
  • Latest reply 11 years ago from jake3579
  • jake3579 Member

    I am looking for an FTP client that accesses an MVS mainframe system. I downloaded Fetch to give it a try, and it works, for the most part.

    There is a directory on this mainframe that has more than 60,000 files in it. Seems odd, but it's true. It's not my mainframe, and I can't change it.

    When I use fetch to change to that directory, the dog runs forever. I can never get a full file list (nor do I want one). I just want to upload to this directory.

    Is there a way to tell fetch to change directories, but not automatically request a file list?

    Or, is there a way to upload to a particular directory without having to navigate there first?

    Thanks,

    Jake

    Posted 11 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    You could make a shortcut for that directory and then drag files to the shortcut icon in order to upload there. Fetch will try to download the file list after the upload, but you could close the window to stop that.

    Thanks,

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 11 years ago #

  • jake3579 Member

    Thanks for the idea. A decent workaround. The only problem is that--for whatever reason--when I close the window, the connection remains open on the server side. Eventually, the connection resets, but I found this out the hard way after leaving 20 connections open the other day. Seems that like a server side problem to me, but when I close the fetch window, the connection doesn't close nicely. Thanks again.

    Originally posted by JimMatthews:

    You could make a shortcut for that directory and then drag files to the shortcut icon in order to upload there. Fetch will try to download the file list after the upload, but you could close the window to stop that.

    Thanks,

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 11 years ago #

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