[twsocket] Where is the manual?
Sun, 18 Jun 2000 09:46:04 -0400
In response to [twsocket] TFtpClient mode change problem.
There is already a FIRST CLASS manual for the FTP and HTTP components. If
you fire up the FtpTst1 demo in Delphi and click on the TypeSet button,
here is what you see:
FtpClient1.Binary := cbBinary.Checked;
FtpClient1.DisplayFileFlag := cbDisplay.Checked;
FtpClient1.OnDisplay := Display;
You have to tell FtpClient1 what you have in mind and then send the info to
the server. Even if you do not understand what is going on, you can simply
name your component FtpClient1 and then copy the events in the demo. No
manual could possible state how to do this any more clearly than the lines
Anybody who intends to actually write an ftp-based program needs to run the
original to understand what is going on. Go to a DOS prompt and type
"ftp". (W'95 seems to have an ftp program lurking somewhere.) Your
response to the prompt should be "ftp.myserver.com" or whatever server you
use. You can then login in text mode. Once you are in, type "help". You
should see a list of the commands that FtpClient sends. If you try doing
ftp this way, you will see that it is a very primitive, but effective
text-mode system that was essentially mature a very long time ago.
If you run the original text-mode version and you run the demo, you will
not need a manual.