having problems in changing directories doing ftp in python

Gabriel Genellina gagsl-py2 at yahoo.com.ar
Mon Jul 9 10:12:35 CEST 2007

En Sat, 07 Jul 2007 09:41:59 -0300, tedpottel at gmail.com  
<tedpottel at gmail.com> escribió:

> I'm trying to write a ftp in python to send files to my webserverr.
> Curtly I will change the directory to the folder name, down load the
> file, then do a chnag dir ..\ to go back to the root diretory, chnag
> the directory, save the file, do a ../.
> Instad of going back one directory by doing ..\, could I just go to
> the root directory?  Currtly I get a error saying file does not exist.

Use the pwd command to see exactly which is your current directory.

> When I log onto my server using my ftp program,
> The current path reads /home/admin/
> I change the directory to mainwebsite_html.
> The line that tells you the current directory now reads VAR/WWW/HTML.
> When I use python, I
> 1.	change the directory to mainwebsite_html
> 2.	change the directory to ted
> 3.	try to go back by changing the directory to "var/www/html" in which
> I get an error saying it does not exist.

If your server file system is case sensitive (likely if it's a linux/unix  
server), VAR/WWW/HTML is not the same thing as var/www/html

Gabriel Genellina

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