[Bug 2710] remote ls -l <name> produces inconsistent info

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Damien Miller <djm at mindrot.org> changed:

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--- Comment #1 from Damien Miller <djm at mindrot.org> ---
This is unfortunate, but expected.

When doing plain 'ls -l', the sftp-client uses the "longname" listing
that is generated by the server since it often provides information
that is otherwise unavailable through the sftp protocol (e.g.
user/group names).

When doing a globbed ls, e.g. "ls -l *', sftp generates the listing at
the client side from the sftp equivalent of stat() operations on the

We might implement a protocol extension to get user/group names from
the remote end, then we could use the latter path for consistency
always (for servers that support the extension anyway).

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