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Re: FTP directory processing

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Date: Wed, 8 Jan 2003 12:23:42 -0500

>- Is it possible to receive a somehow canonical or standardised directory
>- If not, it seems that even ftp daemons on the same platform produce
  different listings!?

This has been a huge burden for ftp client developers worldwide.

See for
extension proposals on how this may be rectified. I think a few servers
may support MLIST already, but for ones that don't you will basically need
to parse returned listings on a server by server basis. Very fun.....

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Received on 2003-01-08