Copied file gets incorrect name

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waytenhwaet
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Copied file gets incorrect name

Using SCP I copied a file named
deleteme.
from a remote Linux server to my local machine but the copied file got named
deleteme%2E
Then I copied a file
qwerty%2e
to the remote where it got named
qwerty.
I expected the filenames not to change.

WinSCP 5.9 (Build 6786) on Windows 8.1 was used.

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Re: Copied file gets incorrect name

The reason behind this is that it's not trivial in Windows to create a file ending with dot. Historically it was not allowed. It's possible now, but it's complicated, so WinSCP preserves the dot this way. The same way it preserves other not-allowed characters in files names (like slashes and colons).

You can disable this in transfer settings. But you will lose the dot:
https://winscp.net/eng/docs/ui_transfer_custom#filename_modification

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