ftplib - Did the whole file get sent?
steve at REMOVE-THIS-cybersource.com.au
Sat Oct 23 07:48:10 CEST 2010
On Fri, 22 Oct 2010 22:03:38 -0700, Sean DiZazzo wrote:
> How can I assure him (and the client) that the transfer completed
> successfully like my log shows?
"It has worked well for many years, there are no reported bugs in the ftp
code, and the logs show the file was transferred correctly. Unless you
can reproduce the failure, there's no evidence that my code is to blame
for the failure. How do you know that the original file wasn't corrupted
before the transfer? Or that the copy wasn't corrupted after the
transfer? Does it copy correctly if you try again? Can you give me a copy
of the file for testing?"
> Is ftplib reliable enough to say that if an exception is not thrown,
> that the file was transferred in full?
Python 2.4 is pretty old. Have you checked the bug tracker to see if
there are any reported bugs in ftplib that might be relevant? Or the
What's New for 2.5, 2.6 and 2.7? The source code for ftplib seems fairly
straightforward to me -- if there was an error, I can't see that it could
have been suppressed.
But really, unless you can reproduce the error, I'd say the error lies
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