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Wierd directory listing (2 posts)

  • Started 16 years ago by Greenious
  • Latest reply 16 years ago from Scott McGuire
  • Greenious Member

    All of a sudden, fetch 4.03 has started to be very "literal" about the directory listing of a particular ftp server.

    This worked a month ago, and nothing has really changed since.

    Doing a send ftp command, list produces a pretty standard unix like response of the directory, like this:

    drw-rw-rw- 1 user group 0 Oct 10 2007 Gadd
    drw-rw-rw- 1 user group 0 Jan 1 2006 SPL
    drw-rw-rw- 1 user group 0 Sep 26 2007 Ut
    drw-rw-rw- 1 user group 0 Sep 26 2007 In
    drw-rw-rw- 1 user group 0 Oct 10 2007 Aberg
    drw-rw-rw- 1 user group 0 Nov 26 2007 SKW

    However, in fetch, it seems to be taking this list very literal, using each line as a filename. Obviously, that prevents me from entering any of the above directories in any other way than manually entering the dirnames.

    Nothing has changed with the ftp, firewall or something else that I can think of, not even something that shouldn't have anything to do with this, which I know because I administer the network involved. Which leaves me with the clients involved... FTP from PC & others work well, it's just fetch that doesn't seem to work at all.

    Any ideas?

    Posted 16 years ago #

  • Scott McGuire Administrator


    Perhaps the server administrator has updated the software on the server and that changed the format of the directory listing slightly?

    If you connect to the server, go to the Directories menu, and choose Refresh File List, does that help?

    If not, please try the following:

    * Quit Fetch.
    * Assuming you are using Mac OS X, choose "Home" from the Go menu in the Finder.
    * Open the Library folder.
    * Open the Preferences folder.
    * Find the "Fetch Cache" file and put it in the Trash.
    * Open Fetch and try connecting to the server again.

    Let us know if that helps, and if not, I will have some additional suggestions.


    Scott McGuire
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 16 years ago #


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