I'm DZ, one of the list moderators. I know we're all volunteers and that it sometimes feels like a thankless job to post in this and any list, but I hope we can all still contribute in a friendly and civil manner.
Mr. Ditmars response was indeed short and to the point, and also correct. However, I did think it was a bit brusque, especially considering that the feature Efliers was having trouble with apparently was working prior to the latest EditPlus update.
I would consider that a bug. If instead it represents a change in behaviour, then a little help on how to work around it would be nice for Efliers and for others who may encounter the same problem. I can't test this right now since I haven't updated yet, but I plan to do so on Monday. I'll let you guys know if I find something.
In the meantime, Peter, Tom, and Efliers, your help and participation on this list is always appreciated, as is everyone else's. Let's not forget why we're here: to help each other learn to use and work with our favorite text editor.
On Aug 14, 2011, at 02:04, Peter Anderson wrote:
> This forum works on a user helps user principle, people go out of their way
> to reply to forum members who have problems. Bad mouthing those who are
> trying to help you is a very quick way to ensure that you are not given any
> help in the future.
> Personally, I saw nothing wrong with the reply you were given to your
> original inquiry; it was short and to the point. "Thank you" is always a
> better response than "Your so smart..."; even if you feel the reply was no
> helpful. At least Tom took the time to reply to you.
> On 14 August 2011 09:22, efliers <efliers@...> wrote:
>> Oh my. Your so smart. Duh. I need the fix, not a lesson on html.
>> And yes, I was speaking of good old FTP. I can open an item with spaces
>> locally, but not through FTP. Is there a fix or setting that I can change to
>> make a program I have been using for almost 10 years work the way it used
>> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Tom Ditmars <thomas.ditmars@...> wrote:
>>> On 2011-08-11 23:14, efliers wrote:
>>>> I updated to the new version today. It will no longer download files
>>>> that have spaces in the name. One space gives two errors. It seems
>>>> to be thinking it is trying to find to files.
>>>> Example: "/this file.html"
>>>> error will say it can't find "/this" and the next will say it can't
>>>> find "/file.html".
>>>> Any setting I can change?
>>> What do you mean by "download files"? If you're referring to being
>>> unable to access files with spaces in their names via the integrated FTP
>>> functionality, then you should be reminded that it's not considered a
>>> safe practice to use spaces in file names and directories hosted on the
>>> Internet (precisely because it can cause problems like this one).
>>> Tom Ditmars zarggg [at] zarggg [dot] net KeyID: 0x2E22D768
> There is nothing more difficult to take in hand, more perilous to conduct,
> or more uncertain in its success, than to take the lead in the introduction
> of a new order of things -- Niccolo Machiavelli, *The Prince*, ch. 6
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