How to detect which files need an update
soapdog at mac.com
Sat Aug 14 13:32:53 EDT 2004
On Aug 14, 2004, at 1:11 PM, Ton Cardona wrote:
> Although it is easy to detect the date of files in the FTP, I am
> unable to detect whether the files in the hard disk do need an update
> by comparing their dates to the dates of those in the FTP.
You can parse the detailed files function for the modification date.
Also, some FTP servers support MDTM command which gives you the last
modification date for a given file. You can call it with
libURLFtpCommand function. If your server support it, then you can use
the dateItem stuff in in Rev to make your detection routine, it should
take you less than ten lines. If your server does not support MDTM
command, then use a LS command and parse the result for dates, you can
use MatchText and look for date-like struct or use common chunk
routines and try to find the date by matching items. This should
ammount to very little coding too.
If you need further assistance, just ask.
Andre Alves Garzia ð 2004 ð BRAZIL
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