Remote-to-Local File Overwrites not Overwriting Correctly

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Remote-to-Local File Overwrites not Overwriting Correctly

#1 Post by mynameiswilson » 2008-01-04 20:15

I think I've found a bug...

Here's the scenario:

1. File TEST.ASP has 1 paragraph of text in it.
2. TEST.ASP is uploaded from LOCAL to a REMOTE Windows-based FTP server
3. TEST.ASP is edited to now have 5 paragraphs of text in it, and it is uploaded to the REMOTE, overwriting.
4. TEST.ASP is changed remotely down to 1 paragraph (either via the right-click View/Edit functionality or otherwise).
Up to this point, things work fine.
5. The Remote TEST.ASP is then transferred from REMOTE to LOCAL, and "Overwrite" is chosen.
Keep in mind that the REMOTE is only one paragraph, and the local is 5. This is where things get strange.

The resulting LOCAL file is 5 paragraphs long, but with the content of the 1 paragraph file overwriting from the beginning of the file, like so:
REDMOND, WA—In what CEO Bill Gates called "an unfortunate but necessary step to protect our intellectual property from theft and exploitation by competitors," the Microsoft Corporation patented the numbers one and zero Monday.orem tellus, convallis vitae, condimentum sit amet, rhoncus at, leo. Integer a risus et justo fringilla condimentum. Nullam vel nisl. Duis ante nisl, volutpat eu, sagittis nec, hendrerit non, nunc. Integer libero arcu, aliquam ac, viverra at, dignissim et, odio. Cum sociis natoque penatibus et magnis dis parturient montes, nascetur ridiculus mus. Aenean ut massa.

Praesent pulvinar. Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit. Nunc vehicula tortor et magna. Vivamus adipiscing accumsan sem. Donec sit amet sem at velit malesuada suscipit. Suspendisse gravida nisl. Nulla velit nulla, ullamcorper non, pulvinar vel, iaculis ac, massa. Pellentesque vitae eros eget lectus vehicula condimentum. Cras luctus. Etiam dapibus, pede eu viverra rutrum, sapien purus varius nibh, at convallis lorem quam ut orci.
So, it would appear to me that files transferred from REMOTE to LOCAL and overwritten are not being deleted and/or "cleared out" before the overwrite happens.

My transfer setting is "Auto", and I've reproduced this on two different Windows FTP servers. I'm currently using FileZIlla

I will add that I use FileZilla professionally, and this bug is serious enough to force me to stop using FZ for the time being!

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Re: Remote-to-Local File Overwrites not Overwriting Correctly

#2 Post by botg » 2008-01-04 20:51

I can not reproduce this problem. Please post a complete log with debug level 3.

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