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Re: Identification of ftp directory tree

From: Timothy Roughton <>
Date: Tue, 18 Nov 2008 04:37:43 +1300

Daniel Stenberg wrote:
> On Tue, 18 Nov 2008, Timothy Roughton wrote:
>> Thanks, don't suppose LIST -aL will be of any use
> First "-aL" is highly system-specific and will only work on some servers.
> Then, LIST is highly system-specific in the sense that its output format
> is not standardized anywhere so two different servers can output the
> directory list in any way it thinks look good.
>> my local proftpd server doesn't support those commands, but the remote
>> test server I'm using does, trouble I don't want to hammer that with
>> prototype ftp code because I don't own it.
> FTP really is messy protocol...
> (related: is my take at
> comparing FTP with HTTP)

Messy!? that's got to be an understatement!
Received on 2008-11-17