Topic "Subsequent symbolic links show up as files"

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Hi,

my home directory on the remote systems mainly consists of symbolic links to directories.

WinSCP seems to translate only the first entry in a set of symlinks into a folder link, the remaining entries are translated to a file link.

If a set of symlinks is divided by a regular file, i.e. there are two sets, again, only every first entry of a set will be translated to a folder link.

Is this a WinSCP problem or are my settings bad?

Keep up the good work

Konrad
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martin
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You have forgot to mention the two most important things: which version of WinSCP are you using and mainly, which protocol!! are you using: SCP/SFTP?

Guest wrote:
If a set of symlinks is divided by a regular file, i.e. there are two sets, again, only every first entry of a set will be translated to a folder link.

I do not understand this one. Please, try to explain it to me again.
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Martin Prikryl
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Ok... Took me a while, but here we go:

WinSCP v3.4.2
Protocol: SCP -> does not work
SFTP -> does work

This is the remote directory:

drwx------ 4 holl link 96 Jul 17 10:39 development
lrwxrwxrwx 1 holl link 23 Mar 5 2003 faz -> /global/data/verity/faz
drwxrwxr-x 4 holl link 96 Oct 20 13:24 hal
-rwxrwxr-x 1 holl link 55 Sep 11 2002 idle.sh
lrwxrwxrwx 1 holl link 17 Apr 30 2002 link -> /data/verity/link
-rw------- 1 holl link 523 Mar 8 2002 local.alias
-rw------- 1 holl link 2804 Mar 8 2002 local.cshrc
-rw------- 1 holl link 102 Mar 8 2002 local.login
drwx------ 2 holl link 1024 Jul 17 09:47 patches
-rwxr-xr-x 1 holl link 145 Jun 18 18:15 save-bif.sh
lrwxrwxrwx 1 holl link 23 Mar 5 2003 sgw -> /global/data/verity/sgw
lrwxrwxrwx 1 holl link 13 May 7 2002 verity -> /tools/verity

The problem is a little different than described in the initial post. When using protocol SCP, only "link" is displayed as a directory; "faz", "sgw", and "verity" are displayed as regular files. Thus directory navigation does not work. As mentioned before, with protocol SFTP, everything works fine.

Best regards

Konrad
martin
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I would like to see a log file showing the directory being loaded. Thanks.
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