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MacBinary and Long file names (2 posts)
- Started 6 years ago by Possum Stu
- Latest reply 6 years ago from Jim Matthews
Possum Stu Member
We are running CrushFTP to serve Macintosh files on our OSX server. MacBinary is enabled. As a test, I used Fetch to upload an Illustrator EPS with a preview icon. Its name is "test_file.eps" and its file size is 19,362,817 bytes. The file that arrived on the server matched the original perfectly.
Now I change the file name to "test_file_with_very_long_name_that_extends_very_far_0001.eps". The file that arrives on the server loses its thumbnail and is now 19,200,806 bytes. The same behavior occurs on downloads. From this I conclude that the MacBinary encoding either failed or was not attempted.
Is this a bug that can be fixed in some future patch to Fetch? Or is the 31-character limit for MacBinary transfers something we cannot avoid?
Thanks for you attention.
Jim Matthews Administrator
The MacBinary format only supports file names up to 31 characters, so if the name is longer than that Fetch does not use MacBinary. Since it is a limitation of the format, I don't know of a way to avoid this issue.
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