[Tutor] RE: How to solve a problem?
Wed, 26 Dec 2001 13:16:42 -0500
There's several problems embeded here:
1) How do you tell that the files are the same?
a) Filename? - What if you changed the contents but not the name?
b) Filesize? - Which one is newer?
c) Date/Time Stamp - Some transfer methods do not update the
2) How do you plan on transfering the files?
d) SMB Mount?
e) NFS Mount?
3) Are these out of a single directory? Or a directory tree?
To point you part of the way, check the python demos for
If you are going to be doing this via FTP then FTP mirror does take
date/time stamp into account. (That's assuming I'm remembering correctly.)
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Subject: How to solve a problem?
My program downloads regularly some files and it takes some
time so I need to shorten this downloading time. As most of these
files are the same, many times when the program downloads these
files, I would like to download only those that are not the same or
are newer. What is the best solution?
Many thanks for help.
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