[REBOL] Re: Special characters in ftp
From: swhite:ci:bloomington:mn:us at: 25-Aug-2006 11:58
Thank you. Things seem to be working. I used the scheme.
At one point in the past, I actually did read the REBOL CORE manual, but I didn't understand
this "schemes" business, and still am not too handy with the networking, so I didn't
understand the significance of what I was reading, and so forgot about it.
Unfortunately, I just re-read that part of the documentation, and I still don't understand
it. I am beginning to think it is just me. I soldier on.
Elapsed time from question to solution: 46 minutes. How long would I have waited on
hold at a major vendor's help line, if there even was such a thing.
>>> Gregg Irwin <greggirwin-mindspring.com> 8/25/2006 10:19 AM >>>
SW> I want to ftp something between two computers on our internal network. SW> Normally
this would be a one-liner and easy, and I have done it before.
SW> Now, the user ID that I must use (so says the network administrator) SW> contains
the "-" character, or, alternatively, I can use one that contains SW> the "/" character.
In either case, the ftp does not work. Of course I SW> would expect it not to, because
of the special characters.
This comes up from time to time. There are two answers:
1) Use a scheme block
2) Use a patch to the net-utils/url-parser (Thanks Pekr!)
net-utils/url-parser/user-char: union net-utils/url-parser/user-char make bitset! #"-"
net-utils/url-parser/path-char: union net-utils/url-parser/path-char make bitset! #"#"