Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 51495
Error at copying the directory containing only one file
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:35:44 EDT
Description of Problem:
If I try to copy directory containing only one file, I get this error:
RETR /pub/test: 550 /pub/test: not a plain file.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. ftpcopy ftp://ftp.foo/pub/test testdir
ftp://ftp.foo/pub/test: RETR /pub/test: 550 /pub/test: not a plain file.
I use wu-ftpd-2.6.1-16 from RedHat Linux 7.1.
Output of "ls -l /var/ftp/pub/test" on my server:
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 0 Aug 11 03:06 testfileIf I add
one more file in test directory, I get successful copying.
As I'm quite a fan of ftpcopy and also testing a 0.3.10 beta version on a
different machine, I have had to try this, and was able to reproduce it on stock
7.1. Though, contrary to your example, the correct syntax to mirror a dir would be:
ftpcopy ftp.foo /pub/test testdir
Ftpcopy does not know any protocol prefix such as ftp://, and the source path is
a separate argument.
This is fixed as of ftpcopy 0.3.6.
Fixed in the current version