More wisdom from Charles, sincere thanks! However, I don’t seem to be able to mimic what my FTP software (Transmit on the Mac, or FileZilla) can do, which is to easily delete a file on a server - the file in question is part of a web site hosted by DreamHost. I just want to use the URL functionality to do this, as discussed in my conversation below, but I always get 405 (http) or 530 (ftp). I have a vague suspicion that I should be transmitting my credentials to the server, which of course I did when I set up my FTP client, but I have absolutely no idea how to do this.
Many members of this list must have mucked around with files on a server - can someone point me to a tutorial on all this? TIA Graham > On 6 Mar 2018, at 08:59, Charles Warwick via use-livecode > <email@example.com> wrote: > > Hi Graham, > >> On 5 Mar 2018, at 11:04 pm, Graham Samuel via use-livecode >> <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: >> >> Another dumb question, I’m afraid. The dictionary says I can do >> >> put tdata into URL [some url] >> >> well, I want to put a file on my server (in this example, it’s a text file) >> to replace one of the same name. If I just try to steamroller it by ignoring >> the existing file, I get a ‘405’ error (forbidden method, I think). If I use >> an FTP client like Transmit, I get a warning about overwriting the file and >> a manual override. >> >> How can I grow my own, by detecting the existing file and then overwriting >> it anyway? Should I delete the existing file as a separate operation? How >> can I be sure I have enough permission to do so? > > You can use ‘delete URL’ to delete an FTP file. If the result is not empty, > then it failed to delete it. > > You could always try the ‘put’ first, and if you get a 405 error, try the > ‘delete’. If the delete is successful, you can ‘put’ again. If the delete > is unsuccessful, advise the user. > > Cheers, > > Charles > > _______________________________________________ > use-livecode mailing list > email@example.com > Please visit this url to subscribe, unsubscribe and manage your subscription > preferences: > http://lists.runrev.com/mailman/listinfo/use-livecode _______________________________________________ use-livecode mailing list firstname.lastname@example.org Please visit this url to subscribe, unsubscribe and manage your subscription preferences: http://lists.runrev.com/mailman/listinfo/use-livecode