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Re: wu-ftpd tricks ange-ftp into displaying a file as a directory


From: Klaus Zeitler
Subject: Re: wu-ftpd tricks ange-ftp into displaying a file as a directory
Date: 17 Aug 2001 16:50:45 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.0808 (Gnus v5.8.8) Emacs/20.7

>>>>> "Stefan" == Stefan Monnier <monnier+gnu.emacs.bug/news/@RUM.cs.yale.edu>
>>>>> writes:
    Stefan> 
    Stefan> And I thought that's what ange-ftp does.  At least I've seen it do
    Stefan> that sometimes.  And wu=ftpd sometimes returns "Total 0" when
    Stefan> asked to list "/home/foo/.bashrc/." which also confuses ange-ftp
    Stefan> into thinking that .bashrc is a directory (but an empty one this
    Stefan> time).
    Stefan> 
    Stefan> I have a patch that recognizes this special "Total 0" output and
    Stefan> treats it accordingly, but it hasn't been committed to Emacs' CVS
    Stefan> repository because it's not clear whether some other ftp server
    Stefan> might return the same output for genuine empty directories.
    Stefan> 
could you post this patch nevertheless. I'm getting bitten by this ftp problem
more and more often.

Thanks

Klaus

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