Problem with Net::FTP#mtime

Hi all,

Ruby 1.8.4
Solaris 10, connecting to a Solaris 8 remote host.

I’ve got a code snippet like the one below. It connects fine, performs
the
chdir fine, performs the nlst fine, but chokes on mtime:

FTP.open(host, user, password) do |ftp|
ftp.chdir(some_dir)
ftp.nlst.each{ |file|
puts file # prints “audit17717447” fine
puts ftp.mtime(file, true) # Boom! See below
}
end

Results:

/opt/csw/lib/ruby/1.8/net/ftp.rb:243:in getresp': 500 'MDTM audit17717447': command not understood. (Net::FTPPermError) from /opt/csw/lib/ruby/1.8/net/ftp.rb:264:insendcmd’
from /opt/csw/lib/ruby/1.8/monitor.rb:229:in synchronize' from /opt/csw/lib/ruby/1.8/net/ftp.rb:262:insendcmd’
from /opt/csw/lib/ruby/1.8/net/ftp.rb:767:in mdtm' from /opt/csw/lib/ruby/1.8/net/ftp.rb:699:inmtime’

Am I doing something wrong here? I don’t see anything like ‘MDTM’
mentioned in
my ftp man page. Or is it time to parse the long file name format
manually?

Thanks,

Dan

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Daniel B. wrote:

ftp.nlst.each{ |file|
from /opt/csw/lib/ruby/1.8/monitor.rb:229:in synchronize' from /opt/csw/lib/ruby/1.8/net/ftp.rb:262:insendcmd’
from /opt/csw/lib/ruby/1.8/net/ftp.rb:767:in mdtm' from /opt/csw/lib/ruby/1.8/net/ftp.rb:699:inmtime’

Am I doing something wrong here? I don’t see anything like ‘MDTM’
mentioned in my ftp man page. Or is it time to parse the long file
name format manually?
I’ve had the same problem. Sometimes #mtime will work, sometimes not.
It seems to depend on the ftp server I’m going against. IIRC, I
couldn’t get it to work going against Windows2000 ftp services, so I
ended up parsing the long file name format myself.

Jamey

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