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Re^2: Net::MirrorDir help

by sunnyfedora99 (Novice)
on Nov 17, 2011 at 10:54 UTC ( #938588=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: Net::MirrorDir help
in thread Net::MirrorDir help

Setting Debug to 1 gives me the following output of the 'readdir'

returnvalues from <dir(/dir3)> -rw-r----- 1 ftp ftp 420730 Nov 17 10:38 file with spac +e.pdf -rw-r----- 1 ftp ftp 956 Nov 16 16:33 mail.txt

But when it shows the file which doesn't match it show the following:


I've opened up a bug case, to get this issue fixed.

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Re^3: Net::MirrorDir help
by Corion (Pope) on Nov 17, 2011 at 11:03 UTC

    A cursory glance at the module source reveals this gem:

    ... for my $line (@{$ra_lines}) { @info = split(/\s+/, $line); $name = $info[$#info]; ...

    So yes, filenames containing spaces are broken. A potential fix might be

    @info = split(/\s+/, $line, 9); # 9 columns in FTP output

    ... if one could be sure that each FTP server would return 9 columns of output. Another alternative could be to rely on the file date/time as a marker, or to try a fixed width parser for the ftp output, and checking that split /\s+/ always returns the same number of items.

Re^3: Net::MirrorDir help
by toolic (Bishop) on Nov 17, 2011 at 15:04 UTC
    Here is a quote from the "Changes" file...
    0.14 Sat Feb 23 10:36:50 2008 - using the function "$self->{_connection}->dir($dir)" to the sea +rch of the directory the FTP-server should return the following format as response of +the LIST command: -r--r--r-- 1 ftpuser ftpusers 576 Feb 23 09:23 file.txt drwxrwxr-x 2 ftpuser ftpusers 512 Feb 21 13:54 Dir1 Directory- or filenames should not contain any white space. - add some tests
    It looks like the author was aware of the limitation.

      Ahhh, i've just seen that too. I've opened a case anyways, would be good to get that fixed.

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