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Hello, I was wondering if there was a way to get a directory listing using an HTTP command. I've seen all the usual commands such as GET and PUT, etc.. But haven't found one to list the files in a specific directory. Does this exist? I'm just wondering because sometimes in IE you'll go to a site and it will just popup the dir listing for where you were trying to browse, is this just a server side response if the page doesn't exist or did the browser request it? Thanks eh, ao [edited by - Agent Orange on August 29, 2002 12:53:23 PM]

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The act of directory listing is performed by the web server if it is configured to do so. The list is returned as a simple html page and your browser doesn''t know the difference. There is no mechanism in the HTTP protocall to get a directory listing.

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WebDAV might have some functionality to do this, though.


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Thanks for the replies, I think I''ve got my answer, it just won''t work.

WebDAV, hmmm. It may or may not have support for that, but I know for sure it the HTTP server would have to comply with WebDAV protocols and I have no control over the HTTP servers I will be trying to get dir lists from.

Thanks.

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Getting a directory listing could be considered a security risk.

Most mirroring software would just download the index.html and follow all the links to get the rest of the site.

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