SSH FTP Directories

Sonny J Zambrana sonnyjz at
Thu May 15 00:46:29 EST 2003

I have had the same problem in the past but it was actually related to the
client software.  Clients were using filezilla (terrible product in my
opinion, but unfortunately the standard for windows machines here).  I had
them update their clients and the * after the filename automagically
disappeared.  I would look into your client settings as well as possibly
updating the software.

Sonny J Zambrana
Systems Administrator
University Of Pennsylvania

On Tue, 13 May 2003, David Turner wrote:

> I am making a SSH FTP client implementation, and I have run into a problem
> with directory listings.  Some servers (e.g. Solaris) place * at the end of
> executable filenames, and when a directory listing is done, these are in
> the listing.  As the * character is a valid filename character in UNIX, I
> need a way to determine if its indeed just an executable file, or if its
> actually part of the filename and should not be truncated.  Is there a good
> way to determine what scenario I'm dealing with?
> Thanks,
> David
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