Bug 51495 - Error at copying the directory containing only one file
Summary: Error at copying the directory containing only one file
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Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: ftpcopy   
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Version: 7.1
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Bernhard Rosenkraenzer
QA Contact: David Lawrence
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Reported: 2001-08-10 23:47 UTC by Need Real Name
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:35 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-08-11 06:35:06 UTC
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Description Need Real Name 2001-08-10 23:47:34 UTC
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.

How Reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. ftpcopy ftp://ftp.foo/pub/test testdir

Actual Results:
ftp://ftp.foo/pub/test: RETR /pub/test: 550 /pub/test: not a plain file.

Expected Results:

Additional Information:
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.

Comment 1 Michael Schwendt 2001-08-11 06:35:00 UTC
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.

Comment 2 Bernhard Rosenkraenzer 2001-08-15 13:02:23 UTC
Fixed in the current version

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