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Topic # 201684 29-Aug-2016 22:06
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Using filezilla, but keep having things not transfer down because of the stupid legacy windows 260 character path limit.

 

Everything about it says there is some other API that software can use to traverse directories and open files that doesnt suffer from this absurd decision from a long time ago.

 

So, any similar graphical FTP apps that will sucessfully download things in long paths when they are unrared on my seedbox into folder upon folder upon folder? Things in cygwin are quite happy to do it, so I can use rsync to get them down, but it is just sooooo slow since it lacks multithreading.





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  Reply # 1619696 30-Aug-2016 14:44
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If the task is repeating one why not automate useing the [system.net.ftpwebrequest] function in PowerShell.

 

If you want a gui ftp client why not use the ftp capability built into Windows Explorer.

 

Google(or Bing) is your friend.





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  Reply # 1619707 30-Aug-2016 15:19
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Er, just unrar the files once they are local. That way you can take advantage of the smaller individual files during transfer and no path limits to worry about. I also imagine your local CPU is more powerful than the one on a seedbox.

 

Edit: you can probably actually unrar when the transfer finishes from within FileZilla so it is all automated.


 
 
 
 




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  Reply # 1619709 30-Aug-2016 15:26
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They unrar on the seedbox automatically so that plex can serve them up, easier to grab the unrared one since I dont have to worry about those hitting the seeding limit and disappearing mid transfer on me as will often happen with my slow as internet

 

Windows explorer is the biggest whiner about path length there is, so I have zero faith in its ability to deal with long paths on the local machine compared to other stuff. windows will not even let me create files in the folders sometimes from explorer because of the lengths.

 

As it is, I can use scp or ftp or even rsync from cygwin to get the files down, but I would rather a graphical one.





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  Reply # 1619997 31-Aug-2016 00:05
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Do you have an example path to test? I can't imagine a path needing to be even close to 260 characters. Do you extract your files into a dozen folder deep path or something? Stop doing that and the problem goes away.




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  Reply # 1620982 1-Sep-2016 16:59
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I would obviously rather not put the actual filenames here, but when the "scene" guys package things up, they are often rar sets with a video inside them, and then another archive in that with the subtitles, and the names of the videos with all the other tat at the end like 1080p-AC3-whatever blah blah can easily get up to 50-60 characters, so when you get the archive names used as the folder that the movie goes into, and then the arcives within that are used as folder names for the subtitles etc, it is quite easy to get past the 260 limit.





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  Reply # 1621104 1-Sep-2016 23:31
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Yeah, I understand pretty well what those files and folders look like even though it has been a few years. If I recall correctly, most of those guys used Windows too so you'd have to be doing something pretty weird in order to have trouble with FTP which is why I asked if you were nesting your downloads within dozens of folders or something odd.

 

I took a look at a public database of releases and the longest path it contained including the final file name was 182 characters so even in the edge case you'd still have 78 characters in the local path available. The path to the regular Windows downloads folder is ~20 depending on your log in name.


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