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Re^4: Retrieve SNP information from UCSC genome browser

by taint (Chaplain)
on Jan 10, 2014 at 15:48 UTC ( #1070132=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^3: Retrieve SNP information from UCSC genome browser
in thread Retrieve SNP information from UCSC genome browser

"your assertion that this is a file comparison tool is wrong"

How so? The command siz returns the remote files size (a number), which can be compared to.

"The documentation you link to provides no usage or in fact mention of a command called siz"

Sheesh...

ftp ftp> ? Commands may be abbreviated. Commands are: ! features mls prompt site $ fget mlsd proxy size account form mlst put sndbuf append ftp mode pwd status ascii gate modtime quit struct bell get more quote suniqu +e binary glob mput rate system bye hash mreget rcvbuf tenex case help msend recv thrott +le cd idle newer reget trace cdup image nlist remopts type chmod lcd nmap rename umask close less ntrans reset unset cr lpage open restart usage debug lpwd page rhelp user delete ls passive rmdir verbos +e dir macdef pdir rstatus xferbu +f disconnect mdelete pls runique ? edit mdir pmlsd send epsv4 mget preserve sendport exit mkdir progress set
What's the matter? You don't have an ftp command, or a terminal? ;)

--Chris

λɐp ʇɑəɹ⅁ ɐ əʌɐɥ puɐ ʻꜱdləɥ ꜱᴉɥʇ ədoH


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Re^5: Retrieve SNP information from UCSC genome browser
by marto (Chancellor) on Jan 10, 2014 at 15:53 UTC

    "How so? The command siz returns the remote files size (a number), which can be compared to."

    Oh dear, it's a good job I don't have to use anything you've written. Black.txt:

    BLACKBLACKBLACKBLACKBLACKBLACKBLACK

    White.txt:

    WHITEWHITEWHITEWHITEWHITEWHITEWHITE

    Since both files are the 35 bytes you are arguing that black is white? Comparing files based on size is stupid. Just because they are the same size does not mean they have the same content.

    "What's the matter? You don't have an ftp command, or a terminal? ;)"

    I do, siz is not listed as a command. I'd have thought you'd have learned from previous failures to link to valid documentation which backs up your claim.

      "Comparing files based on size is stupid."

      Maybe yes, maybe no.

      "I do, siz is not listed as a command. I'd have thought you'd have learned from previous failures to link to valid documentation which backs up your claim."

      Commands may be abbreviated. Commands are:
      That's the second time I've articulated the command. As such, in neither case was the man page required.

      --Chris

      UPDATE: I forgot to mention; the ftp man page I cited in the comment you quoted, does mention size.
      Best wishes.

      λɐp ʇɑəɹ⅁ ɐ əʌɐɥ puɐ ʻꜱdləɥ ꜱᴉɥʇ ədoH

        "That's the second time I've articulated the command. As such, in neither case was the man page required."

        Nope all you posted this time was:

        Commands may be abbreviated. Commands are:

        There's nothing about the command in question. Also, why link to documentation at all if it doesn't provide the information you claim it does?

        "Maybe yes, maybe no."

        The answer is no, but thanks for trying to argue that black is white. Your belief that comparing files by size can tell you that the file contents is the same is fundamentally wrong.

        Regardless, my statement you "corrected" was valid. FTP does not have a way to compare files, it may (system dependant) have a method for reporting the size of a file, but there is no way to provide ftp a local and remote file to compare, size or anything else.

        Update: s/believe/belief/

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