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  • Started 9 years ago by adam
  • Latest reply 9 years ago from Jim Matthews
  • adam Member

    Hi Jim - I'm wondering whether you know of a problem with downloads where the server is running FileZilla.

    For starters FileZilla doesn't seem to recognise the MACB command (I'm not sure how/whether I should/would turn this off) - would this in itself cause a dead end?

    I'm wondering whether failures in downloading & CWD are down to the layout of attributes which I've seen mentioned in another thread. From reading that I was led to believe it caused an incorrectly parsed file list to be shown but since there was no mention of the transfers themselves not working I guessed that wasn't the issue.

    However I see Fetch trying to use the whole lot - eg:

    RETR -xw-r--r-- 1 ftp ftp 123456 Jan 01 12:34 1-01 Filename.ext

    ...which, of course, fails - yet it seems fine in DOS and Windows - just not on the Mac.

    Is there any way Fetch can parse this format? I'd hate to have to switch to a different FTP client and I don't have a choice over what is available to me on the server.

    Many thanks for any tips

    Adam

    Posted 9 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    The problem is a bug in FileZilla (it uses a "w" in the permissions where it wants to use an "r") that trips up Fetch's parsing. We reported the problem to the FIleZilla people a while ago, and have implemented a workaround for the next Fetch release. I would check to see whether there's a new FileZilla version that fixes this bug. If not you can refresh the file list a few times and eventually Fetch should start showing you just the file list (but without sizes and dates).

    Thanks,

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 9 years ago #

  • adam Member

    Well - at least I know I'm not going mad!

    Is there any estimated release date for the next version of Fetch? (even a minor revision to do address this parsing issue?).. unfortunately, as I mentioned, there is little chance of me being able to get the hosting company to change their setup and I imagine a number of users will find themselves in a similar position.

    Many thanks for your reply and help with this

    Adam

    Posted 9 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    Unfortunately that change is part of a major update, and we don't have an announced release date. If refreshing the file list doesn't do the trick please send a note to bugs at fetchsoftworks.com and mention FileZilla and what version of Mac OS you are running.

    Thanks,

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 9 years ago #

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