Posted: 2016-08-03 11:48
Using SCP I copied a file named
Then I copied a file
I expected the filenames not to change.
WinSCP 5.9 (Build 6786) on Windows 8.1 was used.
Location: Prague, Czechia
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:
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