FTP-list of files
janschenkel at yahoo.com
Fri Jul 5 07:13:01 EDT 2002
--- Dave Cragg <dcragg at lacscentre.co.uk> wrote:
> At 9:28 am +0200 5/7/02,
> =?utf-8?Q?mazzapaolo at liber?= wrote:
> >How can I get the list of the files posted in a
> server using FTP?
> You can get a directory listing by just using the
> directory path in
> the url. For example:
> get url "ftp://somehost/path/directory/"
> But you'll have to parse the reply to extract only
> the file names.
Which you can do easily by filtering the results, as
files start with a '-' and folders/directories/however
you like to call themstart with a 'd'.
So in this case.
into theDirContent #don't forget the last '/'
filter theDirContent with "-"
As the filenames are at the end of each lineand items
are delimited with a space, you can then retrieve
those with the following script:
put the itemDelimiter into oldDelim
set the itemDelimiter to " "
put empty into theFileList
#process each line -- FAST thanks to 'for each'
repeat for each line theLine of theDirContent
put item -1 of theLine & return after theFileList
#get rid of the trailing return
delete char -1 of theFileList
set the itemDelimiter to oldDelim
Hope this helped a bit,
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at the same time." (De Rochefoucald)
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