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FTP Upload feature request
Sep 1st, 2005 at 8:46pm
 
Hi Gert,
I just downloaded the new version and was really excited to use the FTP upload feature over sftp however I hoped that it would handle New/Rename/Delete Directories and Rename/Delete Files but it doesn't seem to. By this I mean that if I delete a file or directory on the watchdirectory computer I want it to do the same on the (s)ftp server that it uploads to, so that both machines are synch'd. Is this something that has been requested? Would this be a major change to how it is already works?
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Raj
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Re: FTP Upload feature request
Reply #1 - Sep 1st, 2005 at 8:55pm
 
A "complete synch" option is planned for a future version of the FTP plugin. As you can imagine, implementing more/new features requires more time to develop.

For the initial release of WD4, it was decided to implement "the bare minimum" for each plugin, and only extend functionality when enough demand justifies the effort.

You can expect a more "feature rich" version of the FTP plugin later this year.

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Reply #2 - Sep 1st, 2005 at 11:22pm
 
Thanks,
Version 4 seems like a pretty major overhaul, the bare minimum for the plugins is understandable. Keep up the great work.
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Reply #3 - Sep 15th, 2006 at 10:17pm
 
I have a Problem testing the FTP Upload feature.

i have a BAT file that creates a file in the monitored directory by the program, the idea is to the watch directory to upload the created file to a specific FTP server. it suppose to run as a service.

The task history recorded the attempt to upload the file but it says the file %filename% do no exists anymore, event removed.

The file exists in the folder.

How can I Fix this problem?

by the way i Love the program.


Flavio D.
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Re: FTP Upload feature request
Reply #4 - Sep 16th, 2006 at 7:42am
 
Hello Flavio,

Can you try again with "write debug messages" enabled (on the "other settings" page)? After an unsuccesful upload, look in the Task History (make sure to enable debug messages there by clicking the "D" button). Maybe that will give you some more info. If that doesn't help

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<task directory>\<yourtaskname>.config
<task directory>\<yourtaskname>\history.db

<task directory>: press CTRL+9 inside the watchDirectory Control Center to explore this directory
<yourtaskname>: the name of your task

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Re: FTP Upload feature request
Reply #5 - Jan 10th, 2007 at 10:46pm
 
Gert wrote on Sep 1st, 2005 at 8:55pm:
A "complete synch" option is planned for a future version of the FTP plugin. As you can imagine, implementing more/new features requires more time to develop.

For the initial release of WD4, it was decided to implement "the bare minimum" for each plugin, and only extend functionality when enough demand justifies the effort.

You can expect a more "feature rich" version of the FTP plugin later this year.

Gert


Hi,  I have just started testing watchdirectory.  I too am interested in this feature.  has any progress been made?  thanks
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Re: FTP Upload feature request
Reply #6 - Jan 11th, 2007 at 7:30am
 
Hi,

Currently, the upload plugin supports uploading new and changed files, and removing deleted files from the FTP site. What option are you missing?
If you are thinking about downloading changes, that is not possible with watchDirectory. This will be implemented in a new program (watchFTP) we are considering.

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