Renaming transferred file to remote server

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Renaming transferred file to remote server

Hi. I came across an issue when I copy a file. If I want to rename a file but want to rename it from *.* to _*_.* (adding underscores in my case) the filename will be changed from foo.bar to _oo_.bar.

In fact, adding any number of characters at the beginning will simply replace the same number characters in the filename.

Is there a reason for this or did I find an anomaly?

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Re: Renaming transferred file to remote server

That's exactly how it should work. You cannot do what you want to.
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Re: Renaming transferred file to remote server

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No problems. Is there a reason for this convention?
That's how masks work on Windows. Try
copy somefile _*_

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martin wrote:

Anonymous wrote:

No problems. Is there a reason for this convention?
That's how masks work on Windows. Try
copy somefile _*_

Not exactly the same

WinSCP: foo.bar _*_.* -> _oo_.bar

Windows: copy foo.bar _*_.* -> _oo.bar_

It's close, though, and I learnt something of Windows. Thanks.

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