Count of files in an ftp directory


#1

Is there a way to get a count of the number of files in a ftp account subdirectory? I couldn’t get Windows XP Windows Explorer to do it. I couldn’t get net2ftp to do it. I couldn’t figure out a way to do it in a UNIX shell if I could shell into this ftp-only user.

I’m just trying to compare a file count locally to one on the ftp directory to verify all the files were delivered.

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#2

While I suspect it is not exactly what you are asking, I do that all the time from within my ftp client (leechftp). It has a really nice “directory info” command that shows lots of summary data, including the number of files, and a “compare directories” command.

Not as elegant as “command line” magic, but very useful nonetheless.

–rlparker


#3

net2ftp shows the number of files within the current directory directly above the file listing itself, something like;

Files (13 / 20.16 kB)

However, the file count is strictly for the current directory, it is not a recursive count of files within any sub-directories within the current directory.

Mark


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#4

Damn Windows!

The difference in file count in Windows Explorer between my FTP directory and my local directory was the invisible Thumbs.bd file.

I tried LeechFTP on it. Leech found the difference in file count and directory size, but its compare directory feature didn’t select it. At least Leech listed it.

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