Topic "Can't rename remote file with filename ending in a period"

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michael-milette
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Joined: 2014-02-14
Posts: 1
Location: Ottawa, Canada
I am using the latest WinSCP 5.5.1 (Build 3970) client on Windows 7.

I recently renamed a remote file while connected to an FTP PureFTP server running on Linux. However I accidentally ended the filename with a period and no filename extension. For example:

helloworld.

... instead of:

helloworld
or
helloworld.php

WinSCP was happy to rename the file that way. Unfortunately once that was done, the dot did not display as part of the filename nor could I rename, open, copy or delete the file. I ended up having to use a different FTP client to add the filename extension or remove the trailing dot.

It doesn't happen to me very often to make such a mistake but I feel that WinSCP should be able to handle such a situation.

Could someone please look into this and address this issue?

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or would like additional information.

Best regards,

Michael Milette
martin
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Joined: 2002-12-10
Posts: 24512
Location: Prague, Czechia
Thanks for your report.

This bug has been added to the tracker:
http://winscp.net/tracker/show_bug.cgi?id=1128
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