dir for ftp connection - missing files sometimes

Jun 7, 2008

TCC 13.04.63 Windows XP Prforessional [Version 5.1.2600]

I am finding that simple dir on some ftp connections does not always return the full list of files present

These files are weekly in January 2011 and I just repeating variations of the same command

[K:\Attribution\Archive]dir /b ftP:aw_audit_201101*.*
[K:\Attribution\Archive]dir /b ftP:aw_audit_201101*.*
[K:\Attribution\Archive]dir /b ftP:aw_audit_2011011*.*
[K:\Attribution\Archive]dir /b ftP:aw_audit_2011011*.*
[K:\Attribution\Archive]dir /b ftP:aw_audit_2011011*.*

As you can see, there are missing files from the list.

I know that for 2011, 52 files are present. But frequently only 51 or 50 are listed, it is rare to see all 52.


Stephen Howe


Staff member
May 14, 2008
TCC is completely at the mercy of the FTP site -- it just makes a directory list request of the FTP site and displays the results. I think it's unlikely that TCC is discarding the names (on rare occasions and only on specific sites?); it's more likely the FTP site isn't returning them.

If you can reproduce this on a specific site, send the site info to support@jpsoft.com and I'll look into it.
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