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i installed vsftpd on my machine running ubuntu 11.04 and i try access on a variety of different computers including my laptop with ubuntu 11.04 on it. Well i downloaded ...
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    sftp, ftp mget get


    i installed vsftpd on my machine running ubuntu 11.04 and i try access on a variety of different computers including my laptop with ubuntu 11.04 on it. Well i downloaded my music folder from the server using mget and using a wild card *.mp3, but when i try to use get to download a single file and i type the files name in or copy and paste the files name in i get the error 550 failed to open file. I try using the passive command but i dont think my firewall is the problem considering i can use mget. I am running this on a lan. so can anyone explain to me how to fix this is it would be much appreciated.

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    Do the file names have spaces in them by chance?

    If so, try either escaping them, .e.g:

    Code:
    ftp> get 02\ -\ Clap.mp3
    or enclosing the filename in quotes, e.g.:

    Code:
    ftp> get "02 - Clap.mp3"
    Edit: forgot to mention, if it's not that, check the log for any clues - by default, /var/log/xferlog
    Last edited by atreyu; 11-29-2011 at 03:45 AM. Reason: log
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    Thanks that did it i am glad your here to help a noob out

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