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FTP check to see if file exists

September 7, 2006 at 09:57:35
Specs: Win xp, 1 g

I am implementing an application using ftp to transfer files from ftp server to local location.
I want to see if a particular file exists before starting the download for all files.
I implement this simply by

"mget xyz*.*"

and then performing the check locally. However the program I am using called "Moveit freely" terminates if the file is not there!!
should I just use normal ftp, cos i tested it and it seems to be working fine even if file is not at ftp server.
or is there any other method to implement check file at ftp?
I read commands like "size file" but these are not present in the Moveit program.

Thanks


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#1
September 7, 2006 at 10:43:38

You could check for a file's presence on the server with the ftp built in to XP. But why not just use that, instead of checking with ftp and mgetting with Moveit?


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#2
September 9, 2006 at 04:06:29

Are you writing a program? I ask, because the scope of this category is "programming".

If you are curious how to write FTP programs using wininet or winsock, that would be more aligned with this section.

I have written several FTP programs - and you can check the file size, file creation date, and everything else.


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#3
October 1, 2006 at 21:16:43

yes i am indeed writing a program..lol
thats why in this section.
i even wrote down how i was writing the program. ofcourse its calling an ftp application to do the necessary action.

anyway i did not find any good method to check for file presence on ftp so i just used mget with normal ftp.


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