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Posted: 02/07/2007 17:28:15
by M Blake (Basic support level)
Joined: 02/07/2007
Posts: 2

I have just started using this product and am very happy. I'm doing C# web project in VS2005 and I was able to get encryption and SFTP to work fine.

Now I am looking to implement/find a FileExists method in the SFTP stuff that return true/false when I pass a file name. I am working in SBSimpleSftp. Please reply if you have input. Thanks!!!
Posted: 02/08/2007 01:05:11
by Eugene Mayevski (Team)

Windows (and most likely Unix) file APIs don't implement FileExists functions. So does SFTP. You have several options:
1) attempt to open the file for reading and analyze the error code
2) read the directory (you will need to read the whole directory, as ReadDirectory doesn't support file masks) and check the file names
3) request file attributes. This should work best of all.

Sincerely yours
Eugene Mayevski
Posted: 02/08/2007 01:06:07
by Eugene Mayevski (Team)

I've added an item to ToDo list to implement FileExists using attribute requests.

Sincerely yours
Eugene Mayevski
Posted: 02/08/2007 08:21:00
by M Blake (Basic support level)
Joined: 02/07/2007
Posts: 2

Thanks for the input. I thought I was missing something when I couldn't find FileExists(). I'll just call Open method and check for error. Thanks again!



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