Maybe you have a file permission problem. Your service is logged under system 
account or another
account. Check that it has the required permissions.

> Also a side problem I'm having is: do you know of a simple way to parse the
> results from the DIR command into a simple list of filenames, sizes,

There is source code available at http://www.smatters.com/ics/. Rather old but 
still working.
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----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Nikolay Simeonov" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
To: <twsocket@elists.org>
Sent: Tuesday, April 26, 2005 1:44 AM
Subject: [twsocket] FTP client and windows service problem


> Hello Francois,
>
> I'm writing a service and when I try to get the directory FTP1.Dir returns
> false. How can I pinpoint the problem and is there a way to figure out why
> it's returning false?
>
> I'm using it in non-multithread mode. What's more curious about the code is
> the fact it works when I use the same unit from a normal windows program.
> And from the service it's crashing. Do you have any ideas what could
> possibly cause the error?
>
> Also a side problem I'm having is: do you know of a simple way to parse the
> results from the DIR command into a simple list of filenames, sizes,
> attributes (directory or a file) and timestamp? All I'm getting is a text
> file and currently I hardcoded the parsing, and that isn't listed anywhere
> as best practice, but all I wanted is to get it working quickly and clean it
> up later.
>
> Thanks in advance for any help and ideas,
> Nikolay Simeonov
>
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