TCC 9.02 vs 4NT 8.02 TAB completion on FTP

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Jun 7, 2008
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Hi

I noticed that on using 4NT 8.02.106, that on being connected to a FTP site, pressing Tab completes filenames and directories - great !!!

But using TCC 9.02, this does not happen, I get a beep :-(
Have I overlooked some configuration option that gets this back?
Was this feature removed? If so - doubleplusungood :-(

Cheers

Stephen Howe
 

rconn

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May 14, 2008
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#2
> I noticed that on using 4NT 8.02.106, that on being connected to a FTP
> site, pressing Tab completes filenames and directories - great !!!
>
> But using TCC 9.02, this does not happen, I get a beep :-(
> Have I overlooked some configuration option that gets this back?
> Was this feature removed? If so - doubleplusungood :-(
It has not been removed, and it still works fine here.

What is the exact syntax you're using? And does it happen on all ftp sites?

Rex Conn
JP Software
 
Jun 7, 2008
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It has not been removed, and it still works fine here.

What is the exact syntax you're using? And does it happen on all ftp sites?

Rex Conn
JP Software
1. I think so. What I discover is that Tab matching works if the subdirectory is off the root, it does not work if it is deeper than that (a subdirectory off a subdirectory).

For example, I type

cd ftp:D

(cursor is at the end of this, press TAB and see

cd "ftp:Data/"

which is correct

2. There is subdirectory call trptaunton off Data, and case matters
If I do

cd ftp:t
cd "ftp:t"
cd ftp:t*
cd "ftp:t*"

I just get beeps.
With 4NT 8.02, it matches any of these and I see on pressing TAB

cd "ftp:trptaunton"/

Thanks

Stephen Howe
 
#4
On Tue, 04 Nov 2008 17:11:35 -0600, "JP Software Forums"
<neil@jpsoft.com>,Stephen Howe <> wrote:


>What is the exact syntax you're using? And does it happen on all ftp sites?
I haven't followed this thread, but something strange happens here too.

v:\> iftp ftp://lucky.syr.edu

v:\> cd ftp:4plugins

v:\> cd ftp:
/4plugins

After that, if I

v:\> dir ftp:<Tab>

it completes filenames in /, not filenames in /4plugins (though if I just "dir
ftp:" if shows the contents of /4plugins).
 

rconn

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May 14, 2008
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#5
vefatica wrote:

> On Tue, 04 Nov 2008 17:11:35 -0600, "JP Software Forums"
> <neil@jpsoft.com>,Stephen Howe <> wrote:
>
>
>
> ---Quote---
>> What is the exact syntax you're using? And does it happen on all ftp sites?
> ---End Quote---
> I haven't followed this thread, but something strange happens here too.
>
> v:\> iftp ftp://lucky.syr.edu
>
> v:\> cd ftp:4plugins
>
> v:\> cd ftp:
> /4plugins
>
> After that, if I
>
> v:\> dir ftp:<Tab>
>
> it completes filenames in /, not filenames in /4plugins (though if I just "dir
> ftp:" if shows the contents of /4plugins).
Fixed for build 153 (which will be released in 2-3 days). (It turned
out to be a server-specific issue that was a combination of account
access privileges & server configuration; I couldn't reproduce it here
but was able to duplicate it on Vince's server.)

Rex Conn
JP Software
 
#6
On Thu, 06 Nov 2008 08:55:51 -0600, "JP Software Forums" <neil@jpsoft.com>,rconn
<> wrote:


>Fixed for build 153 (which will be released in 2-3 days). (It turned
>out to be a server-specific issue that was a combination of account
>access privileges & server configuration; I couldn't reproduce it here
>but was able to duplicate it on Vince's server.)
I can repro it on the jpsoft server. After

v:\> iftp jpsoft.com
v:\> cd ftp:beta
v:\> cd ftp:
/beta

v:\> ftp:<Tab> turns into

v:\> "ftp:4dos"/
 
#8
On Thu, 06 Nov 2008 08:55:51 -0600, "JP Software Forums" <neil@jpsoft.com>,rconn
<> wrote:


>Fixed for build 153 (which will be released in 2-3 days). (It turned
>out to be a server-specific issue that was a combination of account
>access privileges & server configuration; I couldn't reproduce it here
>but was able to duplicate it on Vince's server.)
It happens on an out-of-the-box Linux too. Try

iftp barnyard.syr.edu

cd ftp:pub/vefatica

cd ftp:<Tab>

It completes to "ftp:pub/" (which does not exist inside vefatica).