SOLVED Transferring files with Unicode via FTP

outpostmm

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Hello,

Our servers are set up with pureftp, and I'm using the Filezilla client.

It looks like I'm having transfer errors for any file that contains certain characters (Unicode characters with accents, parentheses, etc) in the path or filename. Is this a known issue with the server or client?

Thanks
 

cPanelMichael

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Apr 11, 2011
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Hello @outpostmm,

UTF-8 characters are supported in file names with Pure-FTPd. I confirmed this by accessing FTP on a test server and using the FEAT command:

Code:
ftp> feat
211-Extensions supported:
 EPRT
 IDLE
 MDTM
 SIZE
 MFMT
 REST STREAM
 MLST type*;size*;sizd*;modify*;UNIX.mode*;UNIX.uid*;UNIX.gid*;unique*;
 MLSD
 AUTH TLS
 PBSZ
 PROT
 UTF8
 TVFS
 ESTA
 PASV
 EPSV
 SPSV
211 End.
As you can see, it lists support for UTF8. Additionally, uploading a test file with parenthesis worked well:

Code:
ftp> put "12(345).test"
local: 12(345).test remote: 12(345).test
229 Entering Extended Passive Mode (|||58833|)
150 Accepted data connection
     0        0.00 KiB/s
226 File successfully transferred
Thank you.