[bug #13101] Moving/copying single files to FTP VFS


                 Summary: Moving/copying single files to FTP VFS
                 Project: GNU Midnight Commander
            Submitted by: ZlatkO
            Submitted on: Mon 05/16/2005 at 17:14
                Category: None
                Severity: 2 - Minor
                  Status: None
                 Privacy: Public
             Assigned to: None
             Open/Closed: Open
                 Release: current (CVS or snapshot)
        Platform Version: GNU/Linux



Originally sent to mc-devel[1]:

When moving/copying a *single* file to an FTP VFS where I only have execute
permission on the parent directory (ie. no read and write), I have to add a
trailing slash ("/") to the target specification manually, or else I get a
"Permission denied" from the FTP server. Copying/moving *multiple* files
works fine.
This might be some sort of special case, actually. Here's the file hierarchy
and permission details:

[root blah]:/home/ftp/blahftp# ls -la
total 32
drwxrwx--x    4 root     ftp          4096 Jan 13 15:56 .
drwxr-xr-x    9 root     root         4096 Oct  5 18:09 ..
drwxrwxrwx    2 ftp      ftp         20480 Jan 15 14:18 hidden_dir_1
drwxrwxrwx    2 ftp      ftp          4096 Dec 19 16:50 hidden_dir_2
[root blah]:/home/ftp/blahftp# 

The net effect of this is that you have full access to the hidden_dirs, but
you have to know its name. If you log on to the FTP server's root, it appears
empty, and you're not allowed to upload files or create directories there
(yes, I'm aware that this is security by obscurity, thank you very much ;-).

Coming back to the problem at hand, when I want to copy/move a single file to
hidden_dir_2 (ie. the target specification in the copy/move dialog box is
"/#ftp:ftp.security-by-obscurity.net/hidden_dir_2"), I get "Permission
denied". If I manually add a trailing slash (ie. target specification
"/#ftp:ftp.security-by-obscurity.net/hidden_dir_2/"), it works fine.
Copying/moving *multiple* files also works fine even without a trailing
slash, somehow mc seems to automagically do the right thing in this case.

It's not a big problem, to be honest, but merely a minor annoyance.

This bug is still present as of mc-4.6.1-pre4a. Just adding this to Savannah
to make sure it's not forgotten.

[1] http://mail.gnome.org/archives/mc-devel/2005-January/msg00020.html


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