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Language: Active Server Pages (ASP)
Expertise: Beginner
May 14, 1998

FTP Directory Listing

Question:
How can I dynamically create a web page from an FTP directory listing of files with a particular extension?

Answer:
While there are sophisticated components (.DLLs) that you could add in, you could also use the FileSystemObject and do a little filtering in the ASP script. Here's one approach, that builds on the sample code found in the IIS4 online help:


Sub ShowFolderList(folderspec)
Dim fs, f, f1, fc, s
Set fs = Server.CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
Set f = fs.GetFolder(folderspec)
Set fc = f.Files
For Each f1 in fc
If instr(f1.name,".zip") then
response.write f1.name & "
" end if Next End Sub ShowFolderList("e:\inetpub\ftproot")
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