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Re: ftp client's "ls" is "!ls"






On Sun, Mar 26, 2017 at 4:35 AM, <tomas@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
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On Sat, Mar 25, 2017 at 05:05:43PM -0500, Kent West wrote:
> On Sat, Mar 25, 2017 at 2:02 AM, <tomas@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
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> > On Fri, Mar 24, 2017 at 04:44:17PM -0500, Kent West wrote:
> > > I'm ftp'ing to a Dell/Quest K1000 System Management appliance, from a
> > > Debian 9.0 box, and when I execute the command "ls" or "del" or do a
> > > tab-completion, the commands act on the local directory instead of the
> > > remote, so that "ls" acts like "!ls".
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> > This is not how it's supposed to work. At least not ls (dir and ls should
> > both list the remote's system directory contents).
> >
> > Which ftp client are you using?
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> westk@westkent:~$ aptitude show ftp
> Package: ftp
> Version: 0.17-34


Thanks for your responses, Tomas! They spurred me to think about the ftp client I was using, and in doing a quick "aptitude search ftp" I found a few other clients to try. The "ftp" client appears to be flakey, but the tnftp client seems to work well, with tab-completion and other commands performing as expected. (The ncftp client *almost* works, but tab-completion doesn't see the blah.tgz.manifest file whereas it does see the blah.tgz file, so it gives misleading info on tab-completion.)

Thanks!

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