Daniel Berger wrote:
> 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:in `sendcmd'
>         from /opt/csw/lib/ruby/1.8/monitor.rb:229:in `synchronize'
>         from /opt/csw/lib/ruby/1.8/net/ftp.rb:262:in `sendcmd'
>         from /opt/csw/lib/ruby/1.8/net/ftp.rb:767:in `mdtm'
>         from /opt/csw/lib/ruby/1.8/net/ftp.rb:699:in `mtime'
>
> 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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