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Observations about Fetch 5.1b2 (2 posts)

  • Started 8 years ago by cgc0202
  • Latest reply 8 years ago from Scott McGuire
  • cgc0202 Member

    Hi Scott,

    I downloaded the most recent test version of 5.1b2 last night and has been trying it. So far, I have not encountered the appearance of multiple windows when I save an edited file. But, I have not tested this rigorously yet.

    I also like the fact that the addresses in the shortcuts are arranged alphabetically. This very helpful when you have quite a long list.

    One thing I noticed is this. I have a need to have two or more windows of the same address, sometimes. With the latest version, even if I start with "New Window", if I try to access the shortcut to fill the window, the recent version points to the opened window of the same address, and reverts the address to the prior default position in the shortcut.

    Thus, to open another window, of the same address, I have to manually input the information needed in the new window and cannot use the "short cut" to create the new window with the same address.

    I believe I did not encounter this issue in the previous versions of the Fetch. That is I can create multiple windows of the same addrees using the shortcut.

    This is are different and general issues related to Fetch, in general:

    People using FTP softwares intended for the PC are able to change file or folder permissions using their FTP program. Can this be done with Fetch?

    Second issue: I transferred files directly from a remote server to my account website. The file directories are compressed, e.g., ZIP, etc. Can these file directories be uncompressed directly in the website without downloading?

    I know that Fetch was intended primarily for FTP. Is there any plan so that it will also be able to do shell access commands, like some more sophisticated integrated internet program can do?

    Thanks.

    cgc0202

    [This message has been edited by cgc0202 (edited 04-01-2006).]

    [This message has been edited by cgc0202 (edited 04-01-2006).]

    Posted 8 years ago #

  • Scott McGuire Administrator

    Originally posted by cgc0202:

    I downloaded the most recent test version of 5.1b2 last night and has been trying it. So far, I have not encountered the appearance of multiple windows when I save an edited file. But, I have not tested this rigorously yet.

    I also like the fact that the addresses in the shortcuts are arranged alphabetically. This very helpful when you have quite a long list.

    Thanks for the feedback!

    One thing I noticed is this. I have a need to have two or more windows of the same address, sometimes. With the latest version, even if I start with "New Window", if I try to access the shortcut to fill the window, the recent version points to the opened window of the same address, and reverts the address to the prior default position in the shortcut.

    Thus, to open another window, of the same address, I have to manually input the information needed in the new window and cannot use the "short cut" to create the new window with the same address.

    I believe I did not encounter this issue in the previous versions of the Fetch. That is I can create multiple windows of the same addrees using the shortcut.

    It sounds to me like you are accessing the connection a second time using the Recent Connections pop-up (the one with a clock icon), instead of the Shortcuts pop-up (the heart icon). A Recent Connection always remembers the last folder you visited on the server, so if you change folders in one window, the next time you access the Recent Connection, it will point to that new folder, not the one that opened the first time you used the Recent Connection. (This is how Recent Connections behaved in Fetch 5.0.5, too.)

    However, Shortcuts should always open to the same folder. So if you want to always go to the same folder on a server when opening a new connection, you need to create a shortcut to that folder (see the Creating a shortcut help topic in Fetch Help if you are unsure on how to do this). Then you when you choose "New Connection" and choose that shortcut (from the heart pop-up), it will always go to that folder.

    If this is not what you meant, please let me know and I will try again.

    People using FTP softwares intended for the PC are able to change file or folder permissions using their FTP program. Can this be done with Fetch?

    Yes, definitely. You can change file or folder permissions using the info window. If you select a file or folder in Fetch, click the Get Info button, then click the disclosure triangle next to "Ownership and Permissions," you will see checkboxes and a text field for setting permissions. For more information, see the Viewing and setting permissions help topic in Fetch Help.

    Second issue: I transferred files directly from a remote server to my account website. The file directories are compressed, e.g., ZIP, etc. Can these file directories be uncompressed directly in the website without downloading?

    Not in Fetch, no. You would have to accomplish that by logging into the server directly (via ssh, telnet, or rlogin) and typing in Unix command lines.

    I know that Fetch was intended primarily for FTP. Is there any plan so that it will also be able to do shell access commands, like some more sophisticated integrated internet program can do?

    No, we have no plans to do that, sorry. Out of curiosity, though, which integrated programs are you thinking of?

    Thanks,

    Scott McGuire
    Fetch Softworks

    [This message has been edited by ScottMcGuire (edited 04-03-2006).]

    Posted 8 years ago #

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