[REBOL] Re: Reading empty directories via FTP error
From: carl:cybercraft at: 24-Dec-2003 22:45
On 09-Nov-03, Brett Handley wrote:
> That's odd. I get an empty block returned when I create an empty
> directory on my website and then read it.
> Maybe you should trace the connection and see what conversation the
> server is having with REBOL.
Except I don't know how to do that. :)
I get the error using different OSs, different versions of REBOL and
from two different ftp servers. If it's a bug, I'm sure someone must
have hit it before me.
Anyway, I've found I get an empty block returned if I use a port
instead of an URL, so that provides a way around it. Would've been
easier using an URL though...
>> When I attempt to get a directory listing via FTP and the
>> directory is
>> empty I get this error...
>>>> read dir
>> ** Access Error: Port none not open
>> ** Where: parse-dir-list
>> ** Near: read dir
>> I would've expected it to return an empty block, or perhaps none.
>> problems when there's files in the directory. Any way round this,
>> other than by examining the error returned?