[REBOL] FTP Absolute Path Problem Re:(2)
From: cribbsj:oakwood at: 19-Sep-2000 15:36
Michael, thanks for the help. You are right, of course. If I ftp in from the
command line, it takes me to the home directory of whoever I log in as. So, of
course, Rebol will operate the same way.
I'm going to try your soft-link idea.
Thanks again for the help!
On Mon, 18 Sep 2000, you wrote:
> I don't think this is an FTP issue; I believe the issue has to do with your
> machine's setup. Your machine recognizes your user name and sets your HOME
> path. Your machine forces FTP to prepend the HOME path. I could be wrong,
> but I don't think FTP can work around this. This is a security feature of
> the machine.
> You could always devise a work-around like %../../<path> or creating a
> soft-link (in your HOME directory) to the directory you want.
> - Michael Jelinek
> [cribbsj--oakwood--org] on 09/18/2000 11:32:51 AM
> From: [cribbsj--oakwood--org] on 09/18/2000 11:32 AM
> Please respond to [list--rebol--com]
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> Subject: [REBOL] FTP Absolute Path Problem
> I'm having the following problem:
> I want to load a file that resides on a server under the absolute path of
> /var/local/ecdr/data/. However, when I use the ftp command, it always
> thinks I
> want to do relative addressing from my home directory.
> I have tried:
> records: load ftp://ecdr:[ecdr--130--102--200--43]/var/local/ecdr/data/cdr_out
> and also:
> records: load ftp://ecdr:[ecdr--130--102--200--43]//var/local/ecdr/data/cdr_out
> and even:
> records: load join ftp://ecdr:[ecdr--130--102--200--43]
> but it always tells me that rebol is looking for
> "./var/local/ecdr/data/cdr_out". In other words, it is looking under
> /home/cribbsj/var/local/ecdr/data/cdr_out, which, of course, does not
> In short, does anyone know how to make the ftp command use absolute path
> addressing as opposed to relative path addressing?
> Any help would be greatly appreciated!
> Jamey Cribbs
> Sr. Technical Consultant
Sr. Technical Consultant