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Re: libcurl and deleting files from ftp server

From: lostsandman <>
Date: Tue, 17 May 2005 12:57:21 +0100

Here is complete source code of a sample program i just created. (i am
not including the curl files with this email)

For test i downloaded about 11k files (average size 10k) from a local
ftp server (FileZilla Server version 0.9.3 beta) here are the results
from the above program (times in seconds)

Total number fo files downloaded 11860
Total download time 197
Total delete time 656
Average download time 0.0166105
Average delete time 0.055312

I am not sure what i am doing wrong so that deletes are taking time.
Any help will be greatly appreciated.


On 5/16/05, Daniel Stenberg <> wrote:
> On Mon, 16 May 2005, lostsandman wrote:
> > This is what i do for delete a file
> >
> > ftpCommand = "DELE " + filename;
> > list = curl_slist_append(list, ftpCommand.c_str());
> Is 'list' set to NULL before you use this? Otherwise you'll probably get some
> odd effects.
> > i can't seem to find what i am doing wrong here.....
> Me neither, but it would be easier for us to understand what you are doing and
> possibly detect a problem if you would post a complete and compilable example
> that we can try on a local ftp server of ours.
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Received on 2005-05-17