Post login commands

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Some outdated servers default to legacy file systems not supported by modern FTP clients such as FileZilla. Modern FTP software implements TVFS as defined by RFC 3659 instead.

When the FTP server on such a legacy platform has its default set to use a filesystem unsupported by modern FTP clients, then you may require some custom commands to be issued to tell the FTP server to expect a more modern Unix/Linux or Windows file system syntax, so that the server can successfully communicate with modern clients. Manually entering these commands in FileZilla does not work as: a) they do not apply to the transfer connections which are separate from the browsing connection b) and/or by then the FileZilla client already finished the login to the server and commands may need to be sent prior to logging in.


There is a workaround using the post-login command feature of the site-manager. Add a new site-manager entry and close FileZilla. Next open sitemanager.xml in the settings directory of FileZilla and add a PostLoginCommands element inside the Server element. Inside PostLoginCommand, use the Command element, with the actual command to execute as text.

Example:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" standalone="yes" ?>
<FileZilla3>
    <Servers>
        <Server>
            <Host>127.0.0.1</Host>
            <Port>21</Port>
            <PostLoginCommands>
              <Command>PWD</Command>
              <Command>QUIT</Command>
            </PostLoginCommands>
        </Server>
    </Servers>
</FileZilla3>


If connecting using this site-manager entry, these commands get executed in the transfer connections as well.