[Cyberduck-trac] [Cyberduck] #1207: Empty File Not Uploaded (Size = 0KB) To Remote FTP Server When Using Cyberduck Version 2.8b1 (3178)

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Mon Aug 6 23:09:57 CEST 2007

#1207: Empty File Not Uploaded (Size = 0KB) To Remote FTP Server When Using
Cyberduck Version 2.8b1 (3178)
 Reporter:  Baldenario  |       Owner:  dkocher                
     Type:  defect      |      Status:  new                    
 Priority:  high        |   Milestone:                         
Component:  ftp         |     Version:  2.8b1                  
 Severity:  major       |    Keywords:  0KB, empty file, upload
 Cyberduck Version 2.8b1 (3178) does not upload a file that is empty and
 has size 0KB.  This is a problem, because there are files that need to be
 0KB and actually empty, at least in the Windows universe.  This was
 working correctly in earlier versions of Cyberduck, but does not appear to
 be working now.

 I tried several times to upload a file named "Print9x.cat" to a folder on
 a remote FTP server, and all that happened was Cyberduck displayed the
 usual stuff it does when doing a transfer, reported "0 bytes transferred",
 and then that was all that happened--except that the file was NOT actually
 uploaded to the remote FTP server.

 I think this is a major problem, because it arbitrarily tosses data, which
 is not good.  Even though the size of the file is 0KB and the file is
 empty, (a) it is a file and (b) it has file properties (two of which are
 that it is empty and has a size of 0KB).

 If there is an empty file with size 0KB on the remote FTP server,
 Cyberduck correctly will download it to the Mac OS 10.4.10 desktop, but it
 will NOT upload it.

 One might suppose that in the Apple universe, folks have sufficient sense
 not to use empty files for special purposes (perhaps as semaphores), but
 in the Windows universe there are a lot of empty files, most of which are
 placeholders that are waiting for Steve Jobs, Jonathan Ive, and company to
 have new ideas, which the fabulous folks in Redmond can "borrow" and then
 use to fill the empty Windows files . . .

 This is a really subtle but gnarly bug in Cyberduck . . .


Ticket URL: <http://trac.cyberduck.ch/ticket/1207>
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