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Double prompt for password with * in FTP syntax

Discussion in 'Support' started by Howard Goldstein, Oct 10, 2009.

  1. Howard Goldstein

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    I've been playing with the new TCC 11.0 feature that allows you to use an *
    in the FTP syntax of any command. While IFTP still works properly, all
    other commands prompt for the password twice:

    [C:\test]ver /r
    TCC 11.00.23 Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
    TCC Build 23 Windows XP Build 2600 Service Pack 3

    [C:\test]dir ftp://anonymous:*@jpsoft.com/beta/

    Password: (jpsoft.com:anonymous): **********************
    Password: (jpsoft.com:anonymous): **********************
    Directory of ftp://jpsoft.com/beta/*
    8/27/2009 7:58 <DIR> sdk
    10/09/2009 0:27 1,089,356 takecmd.dll
    10/09/2009 3:36 3,004,784 tccle.exe
    10/09/2009 0:59 5,713,904 tcmd.exe
    10/09/2009 3:35 3,910,400 tcmdle.exe
    10/09/2009 1:06 6,260,392 tcmdx64.exe
    19,978,836 bytes in 5 files and 1 dir

    [C:\test]

    Also, in the help file, the description of this feature should probably be
    included in topic ftpservers.htm and removed from iftp.htm since it is no
    longer specific to the IFTP command.

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    Howard
     
  2. rconn

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    WAD; this is only intended to be used with IFTP.

    The non-iftp FTP usage has to do multiple connects & disconnects to perform FTP operations, so depending on what you're trying to do, you might get three or four password prompts.
     
  3. Howard Goldstein

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    Rex Conn wrote:

    Rex, I'm not sure I understand. IIRC, it has always been possible to use
    the * and be prompted for the password in IFTP. The new feature appears to
    be the addition of this to other commands that can handle FTP. But if it's
    only intended to be used in IFTP, why add the new feature and announce it in
    What's New?
     
  4. Howard Goldstein

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    Rex Conn wrote:

    I'm trying build 24 now and I see that the behavior has changed. It now
    seems to remember the password that you've typed at the prompt until you
    access a different FTP site or close TCC. This is better -- at least you're
    not prompted more than once on a single command -- but you get into trouble
    if you accidentally mistype the password. If you try to reissue the command
    you are not prompted and the mistyped password is used again. Either the
    password should be remembered for only one command or there needs to be a
    simple way to clear the remembered password.

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    Howard
     

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