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Old 02-18-2010, 02:34 PM   #1
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Proftp and long listing


Hi all,

At work today I was uploading a database dump from my XP laptop to a remote ftp server and a thought struck me.. I could run a long list and it actually worked.

Quote:
ls -lrt
So when I got home this evening I tried the same from my wifes Vista box and connected to my ftp server and yet all I could see is the names of what are files and directories but I could not distinguish between them.

So I did a bit of digging around online and all I could come up with is a setting in the proftpd.conf called:

Quote:
ListOptions
But even when tried to add a flag to this setting, restart the daemon and test it, it would be just the same as before.

Anyone got any ideas on how to give me a long list in proftp???

Thanks for any help.
 
Old 02-18-2010, 03:09 PM   #2
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Check your client. By default proftp shows all files (except hidden), and your client should have a setting for the listing format. I know on CuteFTP I could send a server command ls -al if necessary, and save it as a command.

http://www.proftpd.org/localsite/Use...stOptions.html
 
Old 02-18-2010, 03:15 PM   #3
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Hi, thanks for the reply.

I tried that page and it didn't really get me anywhere. I am using quotes after the ListOptions in the proftpd.conf file but after a reboot it still fails to give me a long listing.

Are you saying is something to do with where I log in from? ie if I log in via a DOS window it won't work but if I log in via a unix terminal it will?

So it's environmental and not a config setting?
 
Old 02-18-2010, 04:55 PM   #4
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I can't speak about vista as I don't have it. XP pro runs ls -al or ls -l or ls -lrt fine.
I don't know what you're expecting to see. Directories have a d at the beginning of the permissions list.
Here's a list of available commands in windows FTP client.

http://www.nsftools.com/tips/MSFTP.htm

Have you tried ftping localhost on the FTP box ? See what type of listing it gives from there.

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