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  • Started 10 years ago by Christopher
  • Latest reply 10 years ago from Jim Matthews
  • Christopher Member


    I have an issue where one of my peers is attempting to transfer several files to me over fetch. If he performs a "Get info" on the folder before sending, it reads 2708 files at roughly 13.7gb. When he checks the file count after the upload, The server reads 2641 files at roughly 12.7gb

    67 files are going missing. because I can't see the original folders/files being sent. I can't tell which files are missing.

    My peer has performed several "Mirror" downloads to try to equalize the two folders and insists that these mirror checks are working accurately. He's suspicious that these 67 missing files might be temp files that aren't being transfered. (He's transfering from a MAC to a PC so mac temp files might be getting filtered somehow? does fetch do that?) I'm suspicious because temp files are very rarely large, and the size discrepency is roughly 1 gb.

    Where are my 67 mystery files and why aren't they being mirrored?


    Posted 10 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator


    By default Fetch does not upload invisible files. Fetch may also optionally skip files with names that start with a period, since they are usually treated as hidden.

    I would recommend getting a list of the files in the folder on the Mac. To do that your peer should:

    1) Choose Utilities from the Go menu
    2) Open Terminal
    3) Type:

    ls -lR

    with a space after the "R"
    4) Then drag the folder in question to the Terminal window; its path will be inserted
    5) Then type:

    > ~/filelist.txt

    and hit Return

    That will generate a file list in a file named "filelist.txt" in the home folder. You can compare that to the file list on your end.

    I hope this helps,

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 10 years ago #


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