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Ftp download - special characters

Postby cybermat » Sat Oct 24, 2009 12:49 am

Hello,

i'm trying to download from ftp.amigascne.org the whole modland section. I noticed that files with special characters are not downloaded, so i thought it was a bug or a setting of filezilla. I found this http://wiki.filezilla-project.org/Character_Set

Anybody has faced the same ? Any solution?

Thanks in advance! :beer:
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Re: Ftp download - special characters

Postby cybermat » Sat Oct 24, 2009 11:33 am

I catched an example

2009-10-24 13:14:19 2584 1 Status: Starting download of /mirrors/ftp.modland.com/pub/modules/Fasttracker 2/Matti Palävnikaa/hf005.xm
2009-10-24 13:14:19 2584 1 Command: CWD /mirrors/ftp.modland.com/pub/modules/Fasttracker 2/Matti Palävnikaa
2009-10-24 13:14:19 2584 1 Response: 550 Failed to change directory.
2009-10-24 13:14:19 2584 1 Command: SIZE /mirrors/ftp.modland.com/pub/modules/Fasttracker 2/Matti Palävnikaa/hf005.xm
2009-10-24 13:14:19 2584 1 Response: 550 Could not get file size.
2009-10-24 13:14:19 2584 1 Command: PASV
2009-10-24 13:14:19 2584 1 Response: 227 Entering Passive Mode (72,51,39,91,211,107)
2009-10-24 13:14:19 2584 1 Command: RETR /mirrors/ftp.modland.com/pub/modules/Fasttracker 2/Matti Palävnikaa/hf005.xm
2009-10-24 13:14:20 2584 1 Response: 550 Failed to open file.
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Re: Ftp download - special characters

Postby BuZz » Sat Oct 24, 2009 1:07 pm

configure a new connection and set the option "use custom charset" and set it to iso8859-1

On other ftp clients I didn't have this problem. I think filezilla is being rather strict and using 7 bit only if you don't specify a charset.

All very well being good and correct, but its not much help if it doesnt work that well with many well used ftp servers :/

http://trac.filezilla-project.org/ticket/3299 and there are other links.
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Re: Ftp download - special characters

Postby BuZz » Sat Oct 24, 2009 1:35 pm

Just to note: Amigascne.org says

o DO NOT ATTEMPT TO MIRROR THIS ARCHIVE WITHOUT PERMISSION. YOUR
HOST AND/OR NETWORK WILL BE BANNED AS A RESULT OF IGNORING THIS
WARNING.

so you might want to split your downloading up between a few other mirrors such as ftp://modland.ziphoid.com and my mirror (not all that fast but) ftp://aero.exotica.org.uk/pub/mirrors/modland/
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Re: Ftp download - special characters

Postby cybermat » Sat Oct 24, 2009 3:40 pm

Thanks i fixed it! :bouncy: :bouncy: :bouncy: :bouncy: :bouncy:

Actually i'm not mirroring anything! Just downloading a lot of modules. I wrote WHOLE but it's not what i'm doing. Also because my Pc doesn't support 400000 files in queue :D :D :D
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Re: Ftp download - special characters

Postby eakinasila » Wed Nov 25, 2009 6:15 am

Is there a FTP command to have the remote server zip or unzip files, if so, what is the command? I am running SmartFTP and my goal is to upload a series of files and then have the remote FTP server zip them together instead of having to zip them together on my local machine and then uploading the zip file.
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Re: Ftp download - special characters

Postby BuZz » Wed Nov 25, 2009 11:18 am

Don't think so. Some servers have a gzip extension to compress individual files, but I don't know of any auto zip feature.
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