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file listing continues forever (4 posts)

  • Started 18 years ago by bart
  • Latest reply 18 years ago from Jim Matthews
  • bart Member

    After connecting to a certain server, Fetch continues to read in the file listing, and so the file list grows indefinitely. Anybody an idea how I can stop this process?

    Posted 18 years ago #

  • Scott McGuire Administrator


    We'd like some more information in order to help you.

    Which version of Fetch are you using?

    Is the item count increasing as the file list continues to grow? (In Fetch 5, the item count is in the upper left, just above the file list and below the toolbar; in Fetch 4, the item count is in the lower right, just below the file list.)

    If so, what sort of numbers is it reaching?

    And do you know about how many items are supposed to be in the folder that you're having problems with?


    Scott McGuire
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 18 years ago #

  • bart Member


    I'm using Fetch 5.0.5. There are 90 items in the folder (including files and subfolders, excluding hidden files). After the connection, the item count keeps on increasing, and can reach numbers of to 10000it will continue to rise untill I press the unconnect button).

    Here below is the content of the transcript window (I only show part of the files, in order not to make this to long):


    Fetch 5.0.5 (5A835) PowerPC running on Mac OS X 10.3.9 (7W98) PowerPC English
    StuffIt Engine 0x812, StuffIt SDK Version 10.0.1
    Partial serial FETCHEX001-YKVR-UFC9 T
    Connecting to port 22 (3/3/06 4:27:29 PM)
    SSH2_FXP_STAT 2, /tmp_mnt/home/reim/cleur
    SSH2_FXP_OPENDIR 3, /tmp_mnt/home/reim/cleur
    drwxr-x--- 14 cleur reim 8192 Mar 2 09:17 .
    drwxr-xr-x 13 root reim 8192 Aug 16 2005 ..
    (from here on the command SSH2_FXP_READDIR is repeated indefinitely)

    Posted 18 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    Thanks for the transcript. Could you download Fetch 5.1b2 from and see if it also has this problem?

    Also, it would be useful to know what SFTP server software the server is running, and what version, if you have that information.


    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 18 years ago #


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