It sounds like you have an app that you want to use to manipulate files and
folders on a remote server. You could set up a script on the server as a
middle man pretty easily I think..
Something like this.. (off the top of my head)
Have it accept $_POST data, one item of which could be cmd=folder_exists,
and pass in the folder name to check..
if there is not a folder $_POST["folder_name"] then
create folder $_POST["folder_name"]
put "Folder " & $_POST["folder_name"] & "created"
put "Folder " & $_POST["folder_name"] & "Exists"
put URL ("file:" & $_POST["file_to_retrieve"])
put $_POST["new_data"] into URL ("file:" & $_POST["file_to_update"])
put "invalid request"
No thoughts about security on this, just a barebones idea..
Now, for the curiosity question.. Would a database back end work better for
this? (You'd still need an intermediary script)
On Mon, Sep 19, 2016 at 8:40 AM, Graham Samuel <livf...@mac.com> wrote:
> I have some server space and a domain name, let’s say ‘mysite.com <
> http://mysite.com/>’. On this host I have a web site (www.mysite.com <
> http://www.mysite.com/>), plus LiveCode Server (8.1 commercial as it
> happens) and some scripts etc. So far, so good. Now I want to write a
> script that runs on the server and does the following - this is not code,
> but is supposed to show what I want to code:
> 1. If there is not a folder within my space called ‘myUsefulData’, then
> create such a folder;
> 2. If there is not a text file ‘myCurrentData.txt’ within the above
> folder, then create one (this may not be necessary, as an attempt to access
> the file might create it?);
> 3. Read the contents of the file into a variable;
> 4. Add some data from within the program (let’s say an extra line at the
> 5. Rewrite the updated file.
> There may also be error checking etc.
> Although this seems extremely simple, I find I don’t know how to do it,
> and so far the LC examples I’ve read don’t seem to help. I am not sure for
> example if FTP comes into the equation (I think it does) or the user name
> and password I need for FTP access from outside the server (surely not?),
> or indeed what the path to my own bit of the server actually is. Of course
> I’ve tried stuff, but nothing has worked so far, and a test script (running
> in the IDE, not within a server script) fails silently. Nothing is created,
> nothing is destroyed, but sadly everything isn’t transformed.
> Can anyone explain how to do this, or at least point me to an explanation.
> Sorry for the dumb question, but there it is.
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