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

Gregory Lypny gregory.lypny at
Wed Aug 17 09:14:15 EDT 2011

Thank you, Roger.  This ought to do the trick!



On Tue, Aug 16, 2011, at 6:46 PM, use-livecode-request at wrote:

> If all you need is the modified date/time of a file from an FTP site, the
> MDTM command works well.
> put libURLftpCommand("MDTM " & pathToFile, tFtpServer, tFtpUserName,
> tFtpUserPassword) into tMDTM
> answer tMDTM
> The commands like LIST, RETR, etc. that need an open socket won't work with
> this form.  Commands which perform an action such as renaming a file work
> well, and return a simple result string.
> I wish there was a get the detailedFTPfiles command in LC.
> ?Roger

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