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Which command to use for reaching a file.

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CURL 2.5 ✅ Yes ✅ Yes ✅ Yes ✅ Yes ✅ Yes
MBS( "CURL.SetOptionFTPFileMethod"; curl; Value )   More


Parameter Description Example
curl The CURL session handle. $curl
Value Which CWD command to use. 0


Returns "OK" on success.


Which command to use for reaching a file.
Pass a long that should have one of the following values. This option controls what method libcurl should use to reach a file on a FTP(S) server. The argument should be one of the following alternatives:

Multi CWD1libcurl does a single CWD operation for each path part in the given URL. For deep hierarchies this means many commands. This is how RFC 1738 says it should be done. This is the default but the slowest behavior.
No CWD2libcurl does no CWD at all. libcurl will do SIZE, RETR, STOR etc and give a full path to the server for all these commands. This is the fastest behavior.
Single CWD3libcurl does one CWD with the full target directory and then operates on the file "normally" (like in the multicwd case). This is somewhat more standards compliant than 'nocwd' but without the full penalty of 'multicwd'.

See also FTP_FILEMETHOD option in CURL manual.


Use single CWD command:

MBS( "CURL.SetOptionFTPFileMethod"; $curl; 3 )

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Created 18th August 2014, last changed 16th November 2017

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