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problem with wildcards

From: Lefevre Pascal <>
Date: Thu, 28 Apr 2011 10:05:56 +0000

I try to do a download via FTP using wildcards and it does not work...

exemple follows:

1# curl -V
curl 7.21.3 (sparc-sun-solaris2.8) libcurl/7.21.3 OpenSSL/1.0.0d zlib/1.2.5 libidn/1.20 libssh2/1.2.7
Protocols: dict file ftp ftps gopher http https imap imaps pop3 pop3s rtsp scp sftp smtp smtps telnet tftp
Features: IDN IPv6 Largefile NTLM SSL libz

2# curl -u user:password -l ftp://mysite/ictra/inbox/general/

3# curl -u user:password -l ftp://mysite/ictra/inbox/general/h*

4# curl -u user:password ftp://mysite/ictra/inbox/general/h*
curl: (78) RETR response: 550

5# curl -u user:password --remote-name-all ftp://mysite/ictra/inbox/general/h*

  % Total % Received % Xferd Average Speed Time Time Time Current
                                 Dload Upload Total Spent Left Speed
  0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 --:--:-- --:--:-- --:--:-- 0
curl: (78) RETR response: 550

command 2: shows that there are 2 files in this directory
command 3: shows both files with option -l (doesn't care about wildcard)
command 4: shows an error (why?)
command5: cannot get files

NB: I tried the same command with a curl version 7.21.6 on Windows and get exactly the same results.
         Obviously, I missed something ...
         Is there some option to "activate" wildcard ? ( I saw CURLOPT_WILDCARDMATCH<> in libcurl, but saw nothing in curl )

Last question: is it working with SFTP ?


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Received on 2011-04-28