[bug #19334] Error when copying symlink over SSH


                 Summary: Error when copying symlink over SSH
                 Project: GNU Midnight Commander
            Submitted by: bilboq
            Submitted on: Saturday 03/17/2007 at 20:55
                Category: VFS
                Severity: 3 - Normal
                  Status: None
                 Privacy: Public
             Assigned to: None
             Open/Closed: Open
         Discussion Lock: Any
                 Release: current (CVS or snapshot)
        Operating System: GNU/Linux



When I try to copy a file that is symlink from remote server, mc will hang

How to reproduce:
login to some remote server, create some file "x" and symlink "y" pointing to
this file:

echo "a test of mc bug" >x
ln -s x y

Use ssh in mc (Shell link ...) and open the server in one of panels. Go to
the directory with these two files. You see both "x" and "y" as regular file,
17 bytes large. If you try to copy "x" to local machine, everything works. If
you try to copy "y", only first byte of the "x" file is copied into "y"! On
some occasions, mc will even hang while copying the symlink and have to be


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