Re: FTP Download Filename Truncation & More

Dan Burcaw (
Wed, 14 Apr 1999 22:02:22 -0600 (MDT)

I think perry might be on to something.
I suggest you try another FTP program.

On Wed, 14 Apr 1999, perry wrote:

> At 10:44 PM -0400 4/14/99, Waldo L. Jaquith wrote:
> >I've replaced the MacOS's "..." character with three periods so that it
> >translates to different platforms. The #X at the end of some filenames is
> >the result of Anarchie, my FTP program, believing that it's downloading the
> >same file a few times, as the names are otherwise identical, once the
> >middle portion of the filename has been removed.
> i wonder if this is something that Anarchie is doing. [the truncation]. it
> *should* happen, because a macos filename can only be 32 chars, but what's
> weird is the way it's truncating it. I've untarred java source before on my
> mac, and it just chops off the end of the filenames if they're too long.
> i've never noticed anything like this before. odd indeed.
> -perry


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