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  • Started 12 years ago by twells
  • Latest reply 12 years ago from Jim Matthews
  • twells Member

    I have a unix-hosted site using symlinks, and downloading a directory that contains a symlink results in the entire folder/directory being downloaded ...

    Fetch can recognize that these are not directories in the main window; is there some way to copy the symlink file, not what it points to?

    Tony

    Posted 12 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    Fetch should not follow symlinks when it downloads an entire directory, but it will if you select the symlink for download.

    It would be nice if Fetch could download symlinks as symlinks rather than downloading the file they point to. I'll have to think about how to do that.

    Thanks,

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 12 years ago #

  • twells Member

    Thanks for the answer. Yesterday I dowloaded my entire site, and got all of the files that the symlinks pointed to. Is there a preferences change that I haven't noticed that I should have changed?

    It would be _fantastic_ if Fetch retreived the symlinks exactly as they are ... uploading to a different server or restoring a broken site would be very simple ...

    Thanks again, Tony

    Posted 12 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    No, there's no setting -- Fetch 4.0.1 has some logic that tells it to ignore symlinks in recursive downloads, in the same way that it ignores the "." and ".." directories. So I'm guessing that either you aren't running Fetch 4.0 or 4.0.1, or that Fetch did not recognize the symlink files in question.

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 12 years ago #

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