misc/113336: ftpd doesn't handle filenames which contain curly ?brackets

Bruce Cran bruce at cran.org.uk
Tue Jun 5 11:51:37 UTC 2007


Oliver Fromme wrote:
> Bruce Cran wrote:
>  > When trying to fetch files from a server running the ftpd from
>  > /usr/libexec, ftpd apparently removes curly brackets from filenames
>  > before trying to read them from the filesystem.
>
> ftpd performs filename globbing, i.e. it interprets
> the wildcards "?", "*" and "[...]", and additionally
> it expands csh-like brace expressions.
>
> In other words:  What you see is expected behaviour,
> not a bug.  Try prepending a backslash in front of
> the braces, i.e.:  get guid_\{1234567890\}_file.txt
>
> (I haven't tested this ...  It might be possible that
> the FTP client removes one level of backslashes, so
> in that case you need to write two backslashes each.)
>
> Best regards
>    Oliver
>   

Thanks, it works with FreeBSD's FTP client when I use two backslashes.

Regards,
Bruce


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