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Re: [vox-tech] Net::FTP - filesize difference
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Re: [vox-tech] Net::FTP - filesize difference



On Tue 11 Aug 09,  5:40 PM, Peter Jay Salzman <p@dirac.org> said:
> Remote site:
> 
>    150 Here comes the directory listing.
>    -rw-r--r--    1 504      507      204942095 Aug 07 19:58 bvd.zip
>    drwxrwxrwx    2 504      0           16384 Aug 05 16:00 lost+found
>    226 Directory send OK.
> 
> 
> My code:
> 
>    sub downloadFile()
>    {
>       use vars qw( %props );
> 
>       my $ftp = Net::FTP->new( $props->{'ftp.hostname'}, Debug => DEBUG )
>          or die "Cannot connect to some.host.name: $@";
>       $ftp->binary();
> 
>       $ftp->login( $props->{'ftp.username'}, $props->{'ftp.password'} )
>          or die "Cannot login ", $ftp->message;
>       $ftp->get( $props->{'ftp.filename'} )
>          or die "get failed ", $ftp->message;
> 
>       $ftp->quit;
>    }
> 
> 
> The problem:
> 
>    The downloaded file appears to be either truncated or corrupted.
> 
>    When I download the file by hand, the size is correct and the file is
>    uncorrupted.  However, when I download the file using Perl, the file size
>    is smaller than what it should be.
> 
>    -rw-rw-r--  1 qfa qfr 204939227 Aug 11 17:24 bvd.zip.byPerl
>    -rw-rw-r--  1 qfa qfr 204942095 Aug 11 17:15 bvd.zip.byhand
> 
> Any ideas what could be happening?
> 
> Thanks!
> Pete


Don't have a copy of the replies handy, so I'll reply to the original msg.

Apparently, binary() is more of a command than a state variable.  It needs
to be issued *after* logging in, but before the file transfer.

Good intuition, Bill!

Pete
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