[Cyberduck-trac] [Cyberduck] #1185: Uploading File of Zero byte size Says Transfered but Isn't

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Mon Jul 23 18:33:27 CEST 2007

#1185: Uploading File of Zero byte size Says Transfered but Isn't
 Reporter:  Interdigm  |       Owner:  dkocher       
     Type:  defect     |      Status:  new           
 Priority:  normal     |   Milestone:  2.8           
Component:  ftp        |     Version:  2.8b1         
 Severity:  major      |    Keywords:  zero size file
 I noticed an odd behavior uploading a file using Cyberduck and wanted to
 report it.

 Cyberduck went through the normal actions to do the upload and I got a
 Growl notification that the upload was successful, but the file didn't
 appear on the FTP server, nor within the CyberDuck window.

 Researching this I later discovered the file was of zero byte size which
 might be key to this issue.

 Granted there isn't a lot of point in uploading such a file, but on Unix
 systems you can "touch" files to create them (with zero size) and a
 programmer might just use a zero size file for file locking purposes or
 something otherwise to verify the file's existence.

 Does your program allow for the creation of zero size files through FTP,
 or is this a limitation of FTP, or is this a limitation of my particular
 FTP server, or is this a bug in Cyberduck?

 If possible, I think CyberDuck should create the file on the FTP server,
 but if not possible notify the user of the issue.

 Note: Using Cyberduck version 2.8b1 (3178) on Mac OS X 10.4.10 on a
 PowerPC based Mac.

Ticket URL: <http://trac.cyberduck.ch/ticket/1185>
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