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Misleading error message for downloads with illegal filename #8625

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cyberduck opened this issue Mar 2, 2015 · 4 comments
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Misleading error message for downloads with illegal filename #8625

cyberduck opened this issue Mar 2, 2015 · 4 comments
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cyberduck commented Mar 2, 2015

b0d215b created the issue

Premise: MS Windows doesn't allow colons (:) in file names, but *nix does.

When I download a file from a Linux system that has a colon (:) in its filename to my Windows computer, I get an error message saying:

Cannot create file [filename]. Please contact your webhost for further Help.
(Or similar, my language is in German.)

The problem is that in this case the error lies not with the webhost, but with the local operating system. So I propose to check if it's a download or an upload and change the message accordingly. So for download it should rather be:

Cannot create file [filename]. Your operating system does not seem to support the filename.

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cyberduck commented Mar 4, 2015

@dkocher commented

Although for the average user who isn't aware of this issue asking the hosting provider might indeed help.

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cyberduck commented Apr 1, 2015

@dkocher commented

In 84a7def.

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cyberduck commented Apr 1, 2015

@dkocher commented

Revert in 7fff87f.

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cyberduck commented May 15, 2015

@dkocher commented

In fd51cf7.

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