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ftp-compatible-dirs: preference variable
Default value: 0x2
Bits in this variable make Epsilon's FTP features compatible with
certain less common FTP servers.
When Epsilon uses FTP to access files on a host computer, it normally
assumes that the directory conventions of the host computer are
similar to those for Unix, Windows, DOS, and OS/2. Some computers
(notably some VMS systems) use different rules for directories. A
0x1 makes Epsilon access remote directories in a way
that's slower, but works on more systems.
Recent FTP servers often omit hidden files (those that start with a
. character) from file listings unless Epsilon uses a special
flag. But some older FTP servers don't recognize the flag. Setting the
0x2 bit in ftp-compatible-dirs makes Epsilon omit the flag,
for greater compatibility with older FTP servers. This is the default.
Turn off this bit to include hidden files in file listings, when
permitted by the dired-show-dotfiles variable
0x4 bit prevents Epsilon from automatically detecting when an
ftp:// URL that doesn't end in a / character (and thus looks like a
file name, not a directory) is actually the name of a directory. This
is useful when accessing files on certain mainframe systems where
auto-detection isn't supported. It may also be useful when your
connection to the host is very slow. With this option, whenever you
type a directory name, you must either end it with a / character to
indicate it's a directory, or use the dired command instead of one
of the other file-reading commands.
Internet Primitives (Primitives)
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