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#4100 closed defect (wontfix)

Console commands don't work with FTP, only work with SFTP

Reported by: Owned by: dkocher
Priority: normal Milestone:
Component: ftp Version: 3.4
Severity: normal Keywords: ftp, console command, error 500
Cc: Architecture:


When I try to send a console command like wget or unzip when using an FTP connection, the server says, for example:

500 'WGET': command not understood.

This was a problem with 3.3 and continues to be a problem in 3.4.

However, the console commands work when I connect using SFTP.

Change History (1)

comment:1 Changed on Jan 17, 2010 at 10:05:26 AM by dkocher

  • Resolution set to wontfix
  • Status changed from new to closed

The SITE command is only a very limited extension point in the FTP protocol. We don't have full access to the system as when logged in using SSH. Sorry, I can't fix this.

By the way, over SSH connections you can unzip files using File → Unarchive. Again this only works for SSH for the same reason.

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