mention the "secret" option as I've got no feedback and it is actually present

in 7.15.1
Daniel Stenberg 18 years ago
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Daniel (11 January 2006)
- I decided to document the "secret option" here now, as I've received *NO*
feedback at all on my mailing list requests from November 2005:
I'm looking for feedback and comments. I added some experimental code the
other day, that allows a libcurl user to select what method libcurl should
use to reach a file on a FTP(S) server.
This functionality is available in CVS code and in recent daily snapshots.
Let me explain...
The current name for the option is CURLOPT_FTP_FILEMETHOD (--ftp-method for
the command line tool) and you set it to a long (there are currenly no
defines for the argument values, just plain numericals). You can set three
different "methods" that do this:
1 multicwd - like today, curl will do a single CWD operation for each path
part in the given URL. For deep hierarchies this means very many
commands. This is how RFC1738 says it should be done. This is the
2 nocwd - no CWD at all is done, curl will do SIZE, RETR, STOR etc and give
a full path to the server.
3 singlecwd - make one CWD with the full target directory and then operate
on the file "normally".
(With the command line tool you do --ftp-method [METHOD], where [METHOD] is
one of "multicwd", "nocwd" or "singlecwd".)
What feedback I'm interested in:
1 - Do they work at all? Do you find servers where one of these don't work?
2 - What would proper names for the option and its arguments be, if we
consider this feature good enough to get included and documented in
upcoming releases?
3 - Should we make libcurl able to "walk through" these options in case of
(path related) failures, or should it fail and let the user redo any
possible retries?
(This option is not documented in any man page just yet since I'm not sure
these names will be used or if the functionality will end up exactly like
this. And for the same reasons we have no test cases for these yet.)
Daniel (10 January 2006)
- When using a bad path over FTP, as in when libcurl couldn't CWD into all