[REBOL] ftp client
From: gchiu::compkarori::co::nz at: 10-Mar-2002 13:40
Some years ago, I volunteered to host a mirror of a webzine.
This involves the ftp'ing of 1-200 files every few months.
Trouble is, often the ftp process would die with an error,
and it was a hassle determining where to start from again.
( I've tried several ftp clients. )
I've now been told that many files are missing, so I now
have to upload the whole site again - 1500 - 3000 files :(
So, I thought I would try using Rebol for this.
My first pass is at
or, on Developer IOS
But, a few problems ....
1. I read the local directory with
files: load %./
If I don't lower the security level at the start of the
script, then when I execute the above, it brings up a
console screen :(
2. When I do an
I get a size of 0 bytes on one of my servers
(Solaris/Apache), but on another it works fine. To overcome
this problem, I have to do
info? http://.... remote_file
3. I want a clean way of halting the ftp loop. I have a
button that changes a flag ( halt? ), and the loop checks
the state of the flag, but I can't activate the button.
Otherwise, it seems to be working fine. If it dies, I can
continue where I left off .... currently halfway thru issue
4 of 15 :)