Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 98655
minicom cannot use zmodem to send files with spaces in their names
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:31 EST
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Description of problem:
When minicom is told to send files using an external application, such as "sz",
it writes a command-line into a buffer and execs the buffer.
minicom does not escape the filenames in any way, so when fastexec() tokenizes
the command-line, it breaks the filename at the spaces. sz then complains that
the files do not exist (or sends them, if the happen to exist).
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Create a one-byte file named "filename with spaces"
3.Press ALT+A - S to send the file.
Actual Results: sz complains that it can't send "filename" or "with" or
"spaces" because there is no such file or directory.
Expected Results: It should have sent the file "filename with spaces".
Make sure that the file contains at least one byte. My console gets wedged when
I try to send zero-byte files. I don't know if this is a problem with sz, rz,
*** Bug 98656 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
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I'm sorry, I am no longer an embedded programmer and I don't have the setup to
determine if this bug still exists in FC 5. Still, this bug, and the one that
was marked as a duplicate of this bug, have pretty good repro steps, so the
owner of minicom should be able to quickly determine if this bug still exists.
Fixed in minicom-2.2-1.fc7.