Retrieve FTP directory with hidden files
olli at haluter.fromme.com
Fri Jun 25 14:19:58 CEST 2004
Lothar Scholz <dummy at scriptolutions.com> wrote:
> I use the standard ftplib.FTP class and get the listing wia
> ftp.retrlines('LIST mydir')
> but this does not get hidden files like ".htaccess"
This should work:
But of course you're at the mercy of the FTP server -- if
it insists on not returning "hidden" files to you, there's
nothing you can do about it.
> and more important
> i can't delete directories because they are not empty.
Correct. You have to delete the files in them first. The
FTP protocol (RFC959) does not specify recursive removal of
directories, as far as I remember.
Oliver Fromme, Konrad-Celtis-Str. 72, 81369 Munich, Germany
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