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From "Chandrasekhar, Preetham" <>
Subject RE: FileUtils question..
Date Fri, 10 Sep 2004 15:39:04 GMT
Hi Mark et all,
Now it makes sense. My code just gets the string representation of the dile in the ftp but
doesnt establish any connection. Any idea on how to establish connection with the ftp or modify
a file on the ftp and can this be done using FileUtils alone? Say not ftp alone, even if i
try using the URI representation of a file on my pc...for example: "file://C://temp/try.txt",
it says the file cant be found. Any suggestions on the above problems.
Your help would be really appreciated.
Thank you so much

-----Original Message-----
From: Mark Drew []
Sent: Friday, September 10, 2004 8:32 AM
To: 'Jakarta Commons Users List'
Subject: RE: FileUtils question..


I think you have a fundamental misunderstanding of the getFile() method of
the URL class (and possibly the File class).  Note that it only returns a
String representation of the file part of the URL.  The code that you have
included will NOT do ANY communication with an FTP server.  Suggest you read
up on these classes/methods.


-----Original Message-----
From: Henri Yandell [] 
Sent: Thursday, September 09, 2004 4:43 PM
To: Jakarta Commons Users List
Subject: Re: FileUtils question..

Easiest thing would be to grab the source for
FileUtils.copyFile(File,File,boolean) from
insert this in your code, and try removing some of the bits to see
what exactly is stopping the access, or if it's a problem in the
underlying JDK (ie your system somehow).

 Looking at FileUtils.copyFile(File,File,boolean), and
CopyUtils.copy(InputStream,OutputStream); there doesn't seem to be
anything obviously bad, however maybe the FTP code in Java doesn't
like the checks at the front of copyFile.


On Thu, 9 Sep 2004 15:17:53 -0400, Chandrasekhar, Preetham
<> wrote:
> Hi,
> I am having trouble with accessing the ftp using the FileUtils class in
the package of the Jakarta project.
> Here's the extract of my code which i assume will make sense:
> url_copytodir = new
> file_copytodir = new File(url_copytodir.getFile());
> FileUtils.copyFile(file1,file_copytodir);
> However, even if I am accessing as root and preetemp and try.txt were
created by me, it says access denied!
> I tried copying contents from a file in ftp to a file on the pc that im
running the application..... and that works fine!
> Is there anyway of achieving this task using FileUtils only?!
> Any suggestions?
> thanks
> Preetham
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