johnjsal at NOSPAMgmail.com
Mon May 1 16:09:07 EDT 2006
I'm experimenting with this now and I'm a little confused about
transferring commands. This might be more of an FTP question than
strictly Python, but it's still related to how to use the ftplib methods.
Anyway, if what I want to do is send a command to change the file
permission settings of a file (or files), I assume I would use
transfercmd() and the command would be something like SITE CHMOD 755
name.py, for example.
What I'm confused about is why the documentation says to send a PORT or
PASV command as well. Is this just something that must be done before
Also, in order to figure out what the FTP commands are to begin with, I
did a little testing in FileZilla and I noted what was being displayed
at the top (things like PORT xxx, STOR xxx, SITE CHMOD, etc. depending
on what I was doing). So I assume these are the 'cmd' parameter. So here
are a couple of questions:
1. Are PORT/PASV necessary to start a transfer?
2. Is the cmd parameter some kind of list, or is it just a string and
you have to call a separate transfercmd() for each command?
3. My burning question: also during every transfer I made in FileZilla,
I see that it sometimes sends a TYPE A or TYPE I command as well. What
are these, and are they also necessary when I'm using transfercmd()?
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