[Cyberduck-trac] [Cyberduck] #6557: Google docs - hidden extensions

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Fri Feb 24 11:06:44 CET 2012

#6557: Google docs - hidden extensions
    Reporter:  Daankets     |      Owner:  dkocher
        Type:  enhancement  |     Status:  new
    Priority:  normal       |  Milestone:
   Component:  google-docs  |    Version:  4.2.1
    Severity:  normal       |   Keywords:
Architecture:  Intel        |   Platform:  Mac OS X 10.7
 In google docs, you can upload different types of files, like for example
 pdf files. Google docs will store the file with the file name communicated
 during the upload, and also store the content-type (mime-type- separately.

 If, in Google docs, your rename an item (a file), you may perfectly well
 remove the (.pdf or other) file extension from the file name, as the file
 type is stored separately (not linked to the extension).

 When you open a google docs connection with CyberDuck, files are listed as
 they are named within google docs. A PDF file renamed to a name without an
 extension, will not have an extension within the Cyberduck listing, but
 also - and that's worse - the mime type will not be detected. It should
 however be possible to list such files as files with a 'hidden extension'
 within CyberDuck. This way, after downloading a file, the file type would
 be correctly recognized by OS X.

 How to replicate:
 - Upload two pdf files to google docs.
 - Rename one of them, removing the .pdf extension. Note that google docs
 still recognizes the PDF nature of the file.
 - Connect with CyberDuck and list the files. Note how one file is
 recognized as a PDF file, and the other is not.

Ticket URL: <http://trac.cyberduck.ch/ticket/6557>
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