Frequently Asked Questions

I can't list the files in a directory

Yafc uses a directory cache for file listing, wildcard expansion and tab completion. The directory cache is parsed from the LIST response from the server. The response of a LIST command is not standard, it is not actually meant to be automatically parsed (but human readable.) However, most servers return a directory listing identical to the Un*x ls command, which yafc tries to parse. If your server is returning a different LIST response, yafc will say "directory parsing failed".

I get the wrong file attributes on downloaded files

Try using the --preserve option for the get command. You can also create an alias in yafcrc:
alias get "get --preserve --verbose"

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