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Subject DO NOT REPLY [Bug 29689] - [net] Unix parser does not handle special files.
Date Sun, 20 Jun 2004 22:31:30 GMT
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[net] Unix parser does not handle special files.





------- Additional Comments From neil@cloudnine.net.nz  2004-06-20 22:31 -------
Thoughts? Yep!
1) Don't know if it's authoratitve. I guess it depends on the ls doc you're
looking at.  My man ls doesn't include any docs on the specifics at all, and
neither does an info ls (debian).

2) I would think that it is going to be up to the platform and FTP server
implemenation as to whether or not it can return meaningful data for those
particular special files.   

Having said that, I don't think that they should be excluded from parsing. I
wouldn't mind if the FTP server threw a wobly (or even an IOException) upon me
attempting to read the content - but I would like to at least see the content in
a listing.   Assuming it's implemented, it would also make sense to have FTPFile
return the type as being UNKNOWN_TYPE for these other cases.

So my vote would be to add the parsing, and let the behavior be determined by
the server implementation.

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