ftp issues with symlinks and directories with dots in their name

I’ve found that certain windows FTP clients like cuteFTP in their default configuration have issues with directory names wiht dots in (such as ~/sites/domain.com) where the file is actaully a symlink somewhere else.

In one of my setups, I do this…

~user/sites/domain.com -> symlink to -> /var/www/domain.com

This was causing issues, to work around it, I had 2 options…..

~user/sites/domain_com -> symlink to -> /var/www/domain.com

or…

~user/sites/domain.com/htdocs -> symlink to -> /var/www/domain.com/htdocs

Some windows software really does suck.

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