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Re: Why doesn't set CURLFTP_CREATE_DIR_RETRY when run “curl --ftp-create-dirs”

From: Daniel Stenberg <>
Date: Fri, 22 Apr 2016 08:45:41 +0200 (CEST)

On Fri, 22 Apr 2016, Leif W wrote:

> This assumes there will always be a nextarg, but there may well not be.
> The result should be the same for both cases, so this should be an || and
> check if nextarg is NULL or starts with "-", both indicate that there is no
> [num] option to get.

That's not good enough either. We simply cannot have command line options that
have an optional argument. And since --ftp-create-dirs never had one before,
we can't add one now.

Two alternatives we have are:

1. have --ftp-create-dirs set CURLOPT_FTP_CREATE_MISSING_DIRS to 2

2. add a new option that can replace the existing one that allows you to set
level, or possibly one that sets it to 2 and leave the original one set it it
to 1.

But I think (1) is fine enough and will hardly make many existing users cry.

Or am I wrong?

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