Opened 9 years ago

Last modified 3 years ago

#579 reopened defect

Files with the symbol " won't transfer

Reported by: Frederick IV Barbarossa Owned by: quinox
Priority: normal Milestone: Release 1.3.0
Component: nicotine Version: 1.2.9
Keywords: Cc:


I have recently noticed that people who can download other files from me, can't download the ones that have the " symbol. Like, for example, in a file named:

Author - "Name of the Book".pdf

Change History (9)

comment:1 Changed 9 years ago by anonymous

That's very true, and there's nothing we can do about it. Nicotine will filter out any problematic characters before storing a file on your harddrive, and does (should!) not have this problem while downloading.

The official SLSK client on the other hand isn't as smart. It fails to download files containing many different characters, including & | ' and, as you've noticed ". I tried to file a bug report about this a while ago but their issue tracker disappeared from the face of the internet.

comment:2 Changed 9 years ago by Frederick IV Barbarossa

OK. So the problem is with other people's official Soulseek client, not Nicotine. Got it.

Thank you very much for your explanation.

comment:3 Changed 9 years ago by quinox

Resolution: invalid
Status: newclosed

comment:4 Changed 9 years ago by Frederick IV Barbarossa

Resolution: invalid
Status: closedreopened

Not true. I've just made the experiment of trying to transfer a file with this symbol from my Nicotine client, on a computer running GNU/Linux, to another Nicotine client, running on Windows, and it doesn't transfer. (Although there's no problem with other files that do not have this symbol.) The person on the other side said to me that an error message appears, saying "Download I/O error: [Errno 22] invalid mode ('ab+') or filename:????"

comment:5 Changed 9 years ago by anonymous

The Windows N+ is quite old and misses a lot of bug fixes, try again once we managed to get 1.2.16 working properly on Windows

comment:6 in reply to:  5 Changed 9 years ago by Frederick IV Barbarossa

I will if I still have contact with the person in question. Thank you very much for your explanation.

comment:7 Changed 7 years ago by Patrick

A structured fomart is really hard to stick to in a volunteer project environment, and creates more work than is necessary.I feel there are only three things that could be done, which would make a huge difference:Use the WP-Announcements emailing list & add a link to this in the README.Tying announcements to WordPress? itself is not practical as it relies on sites having a valid email address (not all do) and also relies on WP being able to access the install. Server permissions may make this impossible.Release patches, not just full downloads.Where patches can be safely applied to different versions, say so.Better commenting of code. If code is changed to harden security commenting it would enable users to identify where this hardening has taken place and fix their own code accordingly.The ideas for improving alerts in the WordPress? backend are good, but don't help those users who are running heavily customised installs, or who have locked their servers down so tight that they do not get upgrade notices, or see the dashboard feeds, or who manually apply fixes in a company-proscribed process.

comment:8 Changed 7 years ago by Dodi

HelloI love your easyOne theme but the Leave a Respond is grammatically incrcoert. It should be Leave a Response but I don't know how to change it. I just wanted to point this out to you and was wondering if you were able to correct it. Thank you and I would love to use your easyOne theme!Thank youMelis

comment:9 Changed 3 years ago by gfarmerfr

Milestone: Release 1.3.0
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