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1 19th May 17:05
djp997
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Default how can I list contents of web folder?


would like to open files in a web presentation folder but don't know
their names and there are no links to them as to other files in the
folder..
thanks
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2 19th May 22:44
andrew h. carter (applied rot 17 left, for email do 17 right)
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On 28 Jul 2004 06:15:03 -0700, djp997@yahoo.com (poster) scribbled some thoughts:


I take it that you want to go to a website and view the
files/pictures? LAN, Local, or otherwise? If the site has
an index file in the folder with no links on it, you may be
SO, unless the server goes down to the point where you can
see the structure. If you could give a little more info that
would be helpful, perhaps somebody has a list already or can
point out the naming scheme:

http://www.somesite.com/Content/Person/Files/Pics/0001.jpg

http://www.somesite.com/Content/Images/Pics/0001.jpg

http://www.somesite.com/Content/Person/Images/Pics/0001.jpg

http://www.somesite.com/CONTENT/Person/Files/Pics/0001.jpg

http://www.somesite.com/assets/images/Pics/0001.jpg

As you can see there is a whole number of ways for a site to
be structured, ofttimes while it may be password protected,
or if it prevents directory browsing, you can still get the
item you want if you know the exact address. Webshots used
to have that naming scheme once you figured it out, a couple
of years ago +/- they changed it to something from:

http://www/webshots.com/WebPro/33/251/33251.wbc

to

http://www/webshots.com/WebPro/33/251/zkxldjhieutyjnxckgjgyhxy33251.wbc

So that method of direct access which cir***vented the 5 per
day method is no more.

Now if you are talkin' about a local folder and you want to
know how to create a list of files? That's easy, at a command
prompt:

DIR C:\*.* /s/o/b > C:\Windows\Desktop\DirInfo.txt


DIR Command
=======================
=======================
Displays a list of files and subdirectories in a directory.

DIR [drive:][path][filename] [/P] [/W] [/A[[:]attributes]]
[/O[[:]sortorder]] [/S] [/b] [/L] [/V] [/4]

[drive:][path][filename]
Specifies drive, directory, and/or files to list.
(Could be enhanced file specification or multiple filespecs.)
/P Pauses after each screenful of information.
/W Uses wide list format.
/A Displays files with specified attributes.
attributes D Directories R Read-only files
H Hidden files A Files ready for archiving
S System files - Prefix meaning not
/O List by files in sorted order.
sortorder N By name (alphabetic) S By size (smallest first)
E By extension (alphabetic) D By date & time (earliest first)
G Group directories first - Prefix to reverse order
A By Last Access Date (earliest first)
/S Displays files in specified directory and all subdirectories.
/B Uses bare format (no heading information or summary).
/L Uses lowercase.
/V Verbose mode.
/4 Displays year with 4 digits (ignored if /V also given).

Switches may be preset in the DIRCMD environment variable. Override
preset switches by prefixing any switch with - (hyphen)--for example, /-W.


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3 19th May 22:44
djp997
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in a web folder and inputing http://blabla/bla/ just opens the
default.asp page with links to some but not all files in that web
folder. What I need is a result of
hypothetic 'dir webfolder' command or a view you sometimes get when
you can ftp files from the site...
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4 19th May 22:44
andrew h. carter (applied rot 17 left, for email do 17 right)
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On 29 Jul 2004 13:56:31 -0700, djp997@yahoo.com (poster)
scribbled some thoughts:


Ok, since it's a remote web folder, you still may be SOL.
Whether or not a site allows directory browsing, a good
webmaster will use the "poor man's" method of site
protection with/without the need for password protection by
employing an index file, the file can be a blank file with
nothing in it but the name [index.htm/index.html].

IF a site permits directory browsing and the site does not
have an index file, then you would see something like this:

http://www.fontfile.com/fontzips//

Index of /fontzips

* Parent Directory
* dingbats
* fancy
* outline
* script
* standard

Apache/1.3.27 Server at http://www.fontfile.com Port 80


Now it is possible to use a mirroring tool to download a
site, but not all sites allow such, either through policy,
or through scripts. Links not displayed/found will not be
downloaded.


One method as I stated before is to check the properties of
an individual file and looking at it's source, checking
various files can give you a rough idea as to how the naming
scheme is. If done by hand, people will more than likely be
creatures of habit. A good web master will keep a local
version on their comp and using relative links allows for
easy uploading and also local link checking.

Some sites may have FTP access but it's no guarantee.

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5 19th May 22:44
djp997
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Ok any suggestions as to which site grabbing software I could
try-perhaps one that does not need to be installed in the Program
Files folder?!
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6 19th May 22:45
andrew h. carter (applied rot 17 left, for email do 17 right)
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On 30 Jul 2004 21:51:38 -0700, djp997@yahoo.com (poster)
scribbled some thoughts:

HTTrack, but it installs in the Program Files folder, but
does have an uninstall feature. You can change the default
save to file/website folder.

http://www.httrack.com/

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