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RE: reg:Disable the output option in libcurl

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Date: Thu, 26 Jun 2008 15:24:04 +0530

Then In case I have to reuse a coonection then seeing the whole
directory listing makes a
Messy look on the screen .

-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of Linus Nielsen
Sent: Thursday, June 26, 2008 2:34 PM
To: libcurl development
Subject: Re: reg:Disable the output option in libcurl wrote:
> Hi all
> A query regarding libcurl
> when I coonect to a FTP server using libcurl I am getting connected
> and it runs list all the files in the /home/<user> directory
> is there any way that I can switch off the output.

Remember, curl is mainly focused on file transfers. Therefore, when
doing FTP transfers, you don't do it the usual way, by connecting first.

You are supposed to specify the file to be transferred in the URL, then
curl does the entire procedure in one go. It connects, authenticates, CD
to the appropriate directory (according to the URL) and performs the

When you enter a URL that is a directory, curl assumes that you want a
directory listing and not a file, that is why you see the listing.


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Received on 2008-06-26