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Old 01-18-2005, 06:38 PM   #1
orezero
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Trouble using ftp with Kate / Quanta, but not Kedit


I would like to use Kate or Quanta+ to edit the HTML files on my server. Theoretically, I ought to be able to open a remote file by using the following sort of address in the open dialog box:

ftp: // username : password @ myserver.com

(yes, I know it's really insecure to do it that way and that I should be ashamed of myself, but there it is...)

This method works with Kedit, but not with Kate or Quanta; in the two latter applications, I get an "opening" progress bar, but nothing happens; the status bar just remains empty, and I never gain access to the files or directories on my server.

Can anybody explain to me why this would be happening? Is it likely that I have overlooked a setting in Kate or Konquerer somewhere?

I am running Mandrake 10.1 and KDE 3.23.

I've looked all over for an answer to this, both via Google and by searching this and other Linux Newbie sites, but have found no answer so far. If I've overlooked something, and the answer exists somewhere, it'd be a great help to me if somebody would point me to the spot that I missed.

Thanks in advance for any help anyone can give me.
 
Old 01-20-2005, 01:03 AM   #2
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I don't know about Kate, but with Quanta, the address ftp://user@domain/path is *supposed* to work. (And prompt for password.)

I suspect this is more of a security issue than anything. Try without the password portion.
 
Old 01-20-2005, 03:51 PM   #3
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Kate / Quanta will access the server, but not open any files.

Thanks for the reply. Unfortunately, Kate and Quanta (which, I believe, uses the same text-processing engine as Kate as its text editor) will allow me to access my server using either my method or the method you suggest. But both hang up when, after listing the files and directories on the server, I try to open one, at which point I get a prompt telling me that the application cannot read the file. Kedit, on the other hand, opens the files without protesting.

Any other thoughts?
 
Old 01-20-2005, 09:48 PM   #4
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Try running the applications from the command line, and looking for any error messages.

On my computer, Kate opens ftp files fine, and I can't see a preference setting anywhere.
 
  


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