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Re: Trying to get File and Directory info off of external server quickly

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  • Torsten Foertsch
    ... mod_dav may be an option. Torsten
    Message 1 of 16 , Aug 2 6:39 AM
      On Monday 01 August 2005 23:12, Boysenberry Payne wrote:
      > Hello All,
      > I've got a two server platform one a static server for files and runs
      > the mysql server
      > and the other runs mod_perl. I'm trying to figure out the fastest way
      > to get info on directories
      > and files from the static server to the mod_perl server. Right now I'm
      > using Net::FTP which
      > is really slow, especially when they're a lot of files. Unfortunately,
      > I need to check the file info
      > quite frequently. I was wondering if anyone knew what was the fast way
      > to get this info, LDAP,
      > SSH, etc?

      mod_dav may be an option.

    • Boysenberry Payne
      Thank You Everyone, I think now that I know I can use $ftp- ls( -lR ), which I couldn t find anywhere in the Net::FTP docs or other O Reilly books I have, I
      Message 2 of 16 , Aug 2 10:35 AM
        Thank You Everyone,

        I think now that I know I can use $ftp->ls( "-lR" ), which I couldn't
        anywhere in the Net::FTP docs or other O'Reilly books I have, I can
        stick to Net::FTP without is being slow. What was causing my script
        to take so long was the multiple $ftp->cwd( $directory ), $ftp->ls() and
        $ftp->dir( $directory . $file ) calls for each directory in my
        directory loop.

        Now I use one cwd and ls("-lR") from my public html area then process
        the return array, which is a lot faster. It would be nice to be able
        to specify
        the directory as well as the "-lR" without using cwd( $directory ); does
        anyone know how to do it?

        Thanks for the tips on making my code more efficient too.


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        On Aug 1, 2005, at 6:28 PM, Randy Kobes wrote:

        > On Mon, 1 Aug 2005, Boysenberry Payne wrote:
        >> I'm not sure if HEAD would work.
        >> Basically, I'm trying to read a directory's files.
        >> After I confirm a file exists and doesn't have zero
        >> size I check that it has the appropriate extension
        >> for the directory then I add the directory address,
        >> file name and extension to a table in our database.
        > Can you get someone on the remote server to do a
        > cd top_level_directory
        > ls -lR > ls-lR # or find -fls find-ls
        > gzip ls-lR # or gzip find-ls
        > periodically, and then you can grab and parse ls-lR.gz or find-ls.gz?
        > --
        > best regards,
        > randy kobes
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