Getting files without read access - anonymous FTP server

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Getting files without read access - anonymous FTP server

I want to get a file using anonymous FTP from a server that denies read access, as a privacy measure. Everything is fine up to the point where I cd to the source folder on the FTP server. At that point I need to LIST file.zip in order to see the file so I can drag it to my local. But I can't figure out where to do the LIST file.zip command. In another WinFTP software program there is a little box to fill in the command or filter and it works great. I've tried various ways to filter or send LIST command within WinSCP and none of them have worked for me.

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WinSCP does not support anything like that.
Do you mean that you cannot do "LIST", but you can do "LIST file.zip"?
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WinSCP does not support anything like that.
Do you mean that you cannot do "LIST", but you can do "LIST file.zip"?

Maybe I'm not explaining this clearly, my understanding is that this is very standard with anonymous FTP: the server refuses a list all command equivalent to "ls" or "dir" but will honor a single file specific list command equivalent to "ls myfile.zip". So how does WinSCP support this?

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Maybe I'm not explaining this clearly, my understanding is that this is very standard with anonymous FTP: the server refuses a list all command equivalent to "ls" or "dir" but will honor a single file specific list command equivalent to "ls myfile.zip". So how does WinSCP support this?
I've never heard of this. WinSCP definitely does not support it.
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historyfiend wrote:

Maybe I'm not explaining this clearly, my understanding is that this is very standard with anonymous FTP: the server refuses a list all command equivalent to "ls" or "dir" but will honor a single file specific list command equivalent to "ls myfile.zip". So how does WinSCP support this?
I've never heard of this. WinSCP definitely does not support it.

Not a great reference because it doesn't explain in detail this point, but see <invalid hyperlink removed by admin> item 1.8 "Making the incoming directory unreadable by anonymous ftp helps to some extent." I've run in to this config several times over the years.

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OK, I have added this to tracker. Will se if more people ask for it.
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