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From "Steve Loughran" <>
Subject Re: FTP Support
Date Tue, 11 Jun 2002 04:04:42 GMT

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From: "David Morris" <>
To: <>
Sent: Monday, June 10, 2002 4:47 PM
Subject: FTP Support

> Group,
> I have been trying to use the Ant optional FTP task to upload
> changed files to an iSeries (formerly AS/400) system. It appears
> as though the file listing returned by the
> class parses the results of a file list from the iSeries incorrectly.
> It
> also appears as though the FTPFile.listFiles method can take a
> an FTPFileListParser rather than use the default.
> Is there some way to specify the FTPFileLIstParser in Ant, or is
> it locked into the default parser? From the mail list archives, it
> appears as though this is a frequent problem. The following bug
> report seems to describe the same problem:

yeah, it is a common windows problem

> What is the preferred way to fix this if you can't simply set the
> directory list style to Unix? I would be willing to fix this if that is

I dont think anyone has ever looked at how to fix the problem in mch detail.
If you were going to do a fix, it'd be great -though like all network tests,
a dog to write tests for.

> what it takes. Should the FTP task support a new property that
> identifies the parser?

if that is what it takes. Better yet, have it work it out for itself

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