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Re: Net::FTP direcory size question

by GotToBTru (Prior)
on Feb 02, 2017 at 07:00 UTC ( #1180818=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Net::FTP direcory size question

What does the documentation say? Given nothing specifically says it returns directory sizes, if you're brave you might try the quot command.

I believe this is something you get to do yourself. Either the list(DIR) or the dir command will get you the data you require. I've used the latter but not the former.

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Re^2: Net::FTP direcory size question
by Todd Chester (Scribe) on Feb 02, 2017 at 07:40 UTC
    "quot (CMD ,ARGS)" is not clear if is a drop to a shell or an ftp command. It would be cool if I could do a "rm -rf xxx". I can with ftp on linux "! rm -rf /home/xxxx/ftp/MyDocsBackup/backup1"
      ! rm -rf /home/xxxx/ftp/MyDocsBackup/backup1
      AIUI, this removes locally, while the ->rmdir works on the remote…
        Oh ya, you are right. I had logged in locally to the server when I tested this. The ftp client on Windows is just so bad, I could not use it to test
Re^2: Net::FTP direcory size question
by Todd Chester (Scribe) on Feb 02, 2017 at 07:11 UTC
    I have been using the ls command, which is the same as the dir command. I do not remember it giving me any additional data
      The doc's for Net::FTP say that ftp ls and ftp dir are not the same. This is not the normal command line.

      From Net::FTP:

      • ls ( DIR )
        Get a directory listing of DIR , or the current directory.
        In an array context, returns a list of lines returned from the server. In a scalar context, returns a reference to a list.
      • dir ( DIR )
        Get a directory listing of DIR , or the current directory in long format.
        In an array context, returns a list of lines returned from the server. In a scalar context, returns a reference to a list.
      Also note that du stats are not the same as ls stats. "du" is the size actually used on the disk. That will be at least equal to but, probably greater than the actual size of the file. That is because the file system writes to the disk in a quantum size of bytes, often 4096 bytes. Could be that the last byte of the file takes up one byte of this 4096 bytes. Other minimum "block" sizes to write to the disk are possible and there are a variety of names for what the file system calls this "minimum file system block size" on the disk.

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