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Returns the different times (creation, modification or access) associated with a file found on an FTP server (File Transfer Protocol).
Java Returns the modification time of a file found on an FTP server (File Transfer Protocol).
Versions 18 and later
WINDEVLinux This function is now available for the WINDEV applications in Linux.
Linux This function is now available for the WEBDEV sites in Linux.
New in version 18
WINDEVLinux This function is now available for the WINDEV applications in Linux.
Linux This function is now available for the WEBDEV sites in Linux.
WINDEVLinux This function is now available for the WINDEV applications in Linux.
Linux This function is now available for the WEBDEV sites in Linux.
// Find out the time of modification made to
// "/Documents/File.txt" found on the FTP server
ResTime = FTPTime(7, "/Documents/File.txt")
Syntax

Finding out the different times associated with the last file viewed Hide the details

<Result> = FTPTime([<Type of Time>])
<Result>: Character string
  • Time (in HHMMSS format) associated with the last file accessed by one of the following FTP functions: FTPAttribute, FTPDate, FTPSize, FTPListFile.
  • Empty string ("") if an error occurred. To find out the error details, use ErrorInfo associated with the errMessage constant.
Java Modification time of last file viewed.
Unlike the syntax 2, no request is sent to the server. Therefore, this syntax is recommended whenever possible.
<Type of Time>: Optional constant
Indicates the time to use:
FTPAccessftpAccessTime of last access to the file.
FTPCreationftpCreationTime of file creation.
FTPmodification
(Default value)
ftpModification
(Default value)
Time of last modification made to the file.
Java This parameter is not available. Only the time of modification made to the last file viewed is available.

Finding out the different times associated with the specified file Hide the details

<Result> = FTPTime(<Connection Identifier> , <File Name> [, <Type of Time>])
<Result>: Character string
  • Time associated with the specified file (in HHMMSS format),
  • Empty string ("") if an error occurred. To find out the error details, use ErrorInfo associated with the errMessage constant.
Java Modification time of specified file.
<Connection Identifier>: Integer
Connection identifier, returned by FTPConnect.
<File Name>: Character string (with quotes)
Name and full (or relative) path of file to use. The different path sections are separated by "slashes" ("/").
<Type of Time>: Optional constant
Indicates the time to use:
FTPAccessftpAccessTime of last access to the file.
FTPCreationftpCreationTime of file creation.
FTPmodification
(Default value)
ftpModification
(Default value)
Time of last modification made to the file.
Java This parameter is not available. Only the time of modification made to the specified file is available.
Remarks

Time-out

By default, all the FTP functions fail if the FTP server does not respond within 20 seconds. This time-out can be modified by FTPConnect when connecting to the FTP server.
WINDEVUser code (UMC)

Internet browser

FTPTime requires Internet Explorer version 3 or later.
If a problem occurs, we recommend that you run a test with the browser by directly passing a link such as "ftp://server/...". If a problem occurs with Internet Explorer (with a UNIX server for example), use FTPCommand directly.

Rights of users

Only a user who has read rights on the FTP server can get information about the files or the directories found on an FTP server. In most cases, the read rights are granted to the "anonymous" users.

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).
    Example: /ad/user/JULIA
  • 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.
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