Your best friend for file transfer.

Fetch application logoFetch

MacBinary and Long file names (2 posts)

  • Started 14 years ago by Possum Stu
  • Latest reply 14 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.

    Posted 14 years ago #

  • 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.

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 14 years ago #


  • Or nickname, if you prefer.
  • This will be kept confidential.
  • This is to ensure that you’re a person, not a spambot.