Bug 51495 - Error at copying the directory containing only one file
Error at copying the directory containing only one file
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: ftpcopy (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Bernhard Rosenkraenzer
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2001-08-10 19:47 EDT by Need Real Name
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:35 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-08-11 02:35:06 EDT
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Description Need Real Name 2001-08-10 19:47:34 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.

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 02:35:00 EDT
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 09:02:23 EDT
Fixed in the current version

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