Supported URLs

 

What is a URL?

A URL is an extended address that points to locations of files or
directories. For instance, 'http://www.neotext.org' is a web URL.
Max-FTP uses standard Internet FTP and local file URLs.

Max-FTP URLs

(Note: when reading these formats, fields enclosed in []'s are
optional, and fields enclosed in <>'s are required.)

 

FTP URL format

      -FTP URLs are in the format:

            ftp://[login:password@]<server>[:port][/directory]

The login and password of the URL are not required, nor is the
port or directory. If the directory is not specified then the servers
default directory is used. A single forward slash / will retrieve the
root directory. Directories in FTP URLs are may be case sensitive
depending on the server's settings.

      -Examples of FTP URLs:

            ftp://guestuser1:guestpass1@ftp.neotext.org

This URL will login into 'ftp.neotext.org' with the user name
'guestuser1' and password 'guestpass1', at the root directory.

            ftp://ftp.neotext.org/guestpass1

In Max-FTP this URL will ask for the login and password, and then
connect to 'ftp.neotext.org' and retrieve the directory '/guestpass1'.

 

File URL format

      -File URLs are in the fallowing formats:

            file:///<driveletter|>[/directory]
            file://<computername/sharedresource>[/directory]
            <driveletter:>[\directory]
            <\\computername\sharedresource>[\directory]

The 'drive letter' or 'computer/shared resource' are required
but the 'directory' is not. If the directory is not specified the
root directory is used. File URLs are not case sensitive.

      -Examples

            file:///c|/My Documents

This URL will retrieve the directory 'My Documents' on the 'c:' drive.

            c:\my documents

This URL will also retrieve the directory 'My Documents' on the 'c:' drive.

            file://foo/c/My Documents

This URL will retrieve the directory 'My Documents' from
the shared resource 'c' on the computer with the name 'foo'.

            \\foo\c\my documents

This URL will also retrieve the directory 'My Documents' from
the shared resource 'c' on the computer with the name 'foo'.