Using the Detailed Files Function to Get Info From a Remote Machine

Gregory Lypny gregory.lypny at
Tue Aug 16 13:52:56 EDT 2011

Thanks Andre,

The LIST option returns what url (“ftp://...”) does in the absence of libURLSetFTPListCommand, so I guess the idea of the command is to toggle between LIST and NLST.  Unfortunately, neither returns the creation or modification dates of the files.



On Tue, Aug 16, 2011, at 11:44 AM, use-livecode-request at wrote:

> Gregory,
> You can't access remote machines unless they have an FTP server or something
> similar or you can mount their volumes as a disk. If you mount the remote
> machine volumes, then you can use the detailed files but I think that
> appleshare file sharing only works on LAN.
> You best option would be to use:
> libURLSetFTPListCommand "LIST"
> put url "ftp://myserver/files/"
> I think LIST is the default choice, so you should already see something
> similar to the detailed files. If your remote mac has no FTP server enabled
> and it is not on LAN with File Sharing enabled, then unless you have
> something running there, you can't get a file listing.
> andre

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