When will we get "Copy http URL"?

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When will we get "Copy http URL"?

#1 Post by moogleslam » 2012-12-17 21:24

Seems like this is the only missing feature that's holding back FileZilla from being the best FTP software there is. Other FTP programs such as Smart FTP have had it for ages, and its absence is making it hard for me to use FileZilla any longer :shock:

Make my day and tell me it'll be in the next release? :)

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Re: When will we get "Copy http URL"?

#2 Post by boco » 2012-12-17 22:58

To my knowledge, and based on the previous topics about that subject, it's not going to happen. Of course the developer has the last word, as usual.
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Re: When will we get "Copy http URL"?

#3 Post by botg » 2012-12-18 06:55

Unlikely, FTP and HTTP are two different things served by different software. FTP and HTTP URLs simply do not correspond.

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Re: When will we get "Copy http URL"?

#4 Post by moogleslam » 2012-12-18 12:27

Have you seen how Smart FTP does it? Couldn't be simpler. My 7 year old could have figured it out! :)

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Re: When will we get "Copy http URL"?

#5 Post by SCORPiON » 2012-12-19 20:48

Generally: Yes, it's possible.
But the coding isn't that easy:

You need support for:

• Wildcard/RegEx directories/files
• Wildcard/RegEx http-sites
• New stings in XML
• New menus in site-manager
• New entry in rightclick-menu for folders and/or files

Simple said: You must have the ability, to replace parts. If you are at directory /www/example/directory/, /www/example/ has to be replaced to the correct domain to grant the correct functionality. Ok, that's now not too hard now. But what, if you have multiple domains or subdomains? Each and every replacement must be stored into the settings of the site. And so implemented, that no collision is possible.

I don't think, this feature would be so great, it will ever come to Filezilla (maybe if botg is really bored :P).

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Re: When will we get "Copy http URL"?

#6 Post by botg » 2012-12-20 17:36

If you would know the contents of my /etc/apache2/sites-enabled, you'd quickly recognize that its next to impossible to automatically convert FTP links to HTTP links. Hint: mod_rewrite

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Re: When will we get "Copy http URL"?

#7 Post by imtrobin » 2013-07-29 18:07

I think normal people do not have such complex rules, and they like this feature. The Smartftp Copy URL works for me for years without problems, and seems many users too.

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Re: When will we get "Copy http URL"?

#8 Post by asim18 » 2014-02-13 05:35

I don't see what's difficult about this.

If you use FTP to manage files on a webserver, the FTP directory structure is 100% interchangeable with HTTP directory structure after a certain point.

All you need to do is create a mask which tells FileZilla to replace the FTP URL up to a certain dir level (usually /www/) with the FQDN of your HTTP server.

For example, when I click copy URL on an example file I get this output:
"ftp://username@255.255.255.255/www/images/img/2014_02/test.png"

Now I know that the HTTP URL is as follows:
"http://test.com/images/img/2014_02/test.png"

Now all you need to do to get an HTTP URL is set up a mask which replaces "ftp://username@256.256.256.256/www/" with the HTTP URL for that /www/ directory which is usually an FQDN.

It's not magic. It's not creating something out of nothing. It's simply taking the generated FTP URL, then masking and replacing a certain portion of the output to give an HTTP url.

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Re: When will we get "Copy http URL"?

#9 Post by imtrobin » 2016-02-05 10:24

It seems like this will never get implemented. I found a free ftp CyberDuck (weird name) which has this copy url feature, and it seems to be working great.

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