- Identifying the files attributes
- Rights of users
- Relative and absolute path
- Required permissions
In french: FTPAttribut
Identifies the attributes of a file found on an FTP server (File Transfer Protocol).
// Find out the attributes of
// "/Documents/File.Doc" found on the FTP server
ResAttributes = FTPAttribute(ConnectionNum, "/Documents/File.Doc")
Identifying the attributes of last consulted file Hide the details
<Result> = FTPAttribute()
Identifying the attributes of specified file Hide the details
<Result> = FTPAttribute(<Connection identifier> , <File name>)
Identifying the files attributes
To retrieve the different attributes of a file, check whether one of the letters identifying an attribute is found in <Result>. This search can be performed by Position
By default, all the FTP functions fail if the FTP server does not respond within 20 seconds. This timeout can be modified with FTPConnect
when connecting to the FTP server.
Only a user who has read rights on the FTP server can identify the attributes of the files or directories found on an FTP server. In most cases, read rights are granted to the "anonymous" users, giving them the ability to identify the attributes of a file or directory found on an FTP server.
Relative and absolute path
The notions of relative path and absolute path are very important in an FTP application.
- A path starting with a slash is considered as being an absolute path: it is the path in relation to the root of the FTP server (parameter specific to the server).
- A path not starting with a slash is considered as being a relative path, which means a path given in relation to the current directory. This current directory can be returned or modified by FTPCurrentDir.
When connecting to an FTP site, the initial directory (the "home directory" of the user) is not necessarily found at the root of the FTP server. Therefore, we recommend that you use relative paths.
The call to this function modifies the permissions required by the application.
Required permission : INTERNET
This permission allows the applications to open the network sockets.
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