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Someone was having a problem using FTP to upload files because of uppercase in the filename. Don't ask why that would make a difference but apperently on his server it does. I whipped up a few lines of code compiled it in ANSI and sent it to him. Here is the reply I just received.

I get a "linked to missing export KERNEL32.DLL, GetProcessIoCounters" in WinSE

Here is the code I used.

$Flist = FileOpenDialog("Select the file(s) to convert.", @MyDocumentsDir, "All (*.*)", 4)
If @Error then Exit
If NOT StringInStr($Flist, "|") Then
    $sSplit = StringInStr($Flist, "\", 0, -1)
    $Flist = StringLeft($Flist, $sSplit) & "|" & StringMid($Flist, $sSplit +1)
EndIf
$Flist = StringSplit($Flist, "|")
$Fldr = $Flist[1]
If StringRight($Fldr, 1) <> "\" Then $Fldr &= "\"
For $I = 2 to $Flist[0]
    $nTest = StringSplit($Flist[$I], '.')
    FileMove($Fldr & $Flist[$I], $Fldr & StringLower($Flist[$I]), 1)
Next
MsgBox(0, "Finished", "Your file names have been changed to lower case")

Any ideas why? It's fine on XP and I don't have a 98 box anymore.


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Someone was having a problem using FTP to upload files because of uppercase in the filename. Don't ask why that would make a difference but apperently on his server it does. I whipped up a few lines of code compiled it in ANSI and sent it to him. Here is the reply I just received.

Here is the code I used.

$Flist = FileOpenDialog("Select the file(s) to convert.", @MyDocumentsDir, "All (*.*)", 4)
If @Error then Exit
If NOT StringInStr($Flist, "|") Then
    $sSplit = StringInStr($Flist, "\", 0, -1)
    $Flist = StringLeft($Flist, $sSplit) & "|" & StringMid($Flist, $sSplit +1)
EndIf
$Flist = StringSplit($Flist, "|")
$Fldr = $Flist[1]
If StringRight($Fldr, 1) <> "\" Then $Fldr &= "\"
For $I = 2 to $Flist[0]
    $nTest = StringSplit($Flist[$I], '.')
    FileMove($Fldr & $Flist[$I], $Fldr & StringLower($Flist[$I]), 1)
Next
MsgBox(0, "Finished", "Your file names have been changed to lower case")

Any ideas why? It's fine on XP and I don't have a 98 box anymore.

Use download.exe from Noël Danjou, works like a charm.

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Use download.exe from Noël Danjou, works like a charm.

That might work at his end but I don't know anything about his FTP setup and it shouldn't matter to this script. For simple FTP you can do it in Internet Explorer but for some reason the server rejects Caps in the file names. I need to know why this script doesn't work in 98. I'm wondering if it might be a previously reported bug in the .9.3 compiler or if it is something in Win98. I need someone with 98 to test it since I don't have a 98 box anymore and I don't want to install a VM just for 1 script this simple.

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aaahhh, just trust, AHK & AUTOIT do not do well compared to a dedicated, working, free, program. I have tested the same technology that AutoIT uses. download.exe works every time, not 90%.

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aaahhh, just trust, AHK & AUTOIT do not do well compared to a dedicated, working, free, program. I have tested the same technology that AutoIT uses. download.exe works every time, not 90%.

OK . Lets just forget about what his problem with FTP was and look at the current problem.

The code I posted changes the file names to all lower case. It works in XP and not in 98. The error message I quoted is what happens when the script is compiled and run in Win 98. That's the issue. FTP doesn't even enter into it.


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#6 ·  Posted (edited)

OK . Lets just forget about what his problem with FTP was and look at the current problem.

The code I posted changes the file names to all lower case. It works in XP and not in 98. The error message I quoted is what happens when the script is compiled and run in Win 98. That's the issue. FTP doesn't even enter into it.

George,

I can confirm your reported error.

If I run the script uncompiled on my 98SE box, with latest AutoIt release or beta, I get an "Error Starting Program" message box with the details:

"The AUTOIT3A.EXE file is linked to missing export KERNEL32.DLL:GetProcessIoCounters"

Behind that there is another error msg with the title being the path of the script and the text starting with a repeat of the full path of the script and then

"A device attached to the system is not functioning"

What's also weird is that when I went to my 98 box, I had an old version of Autoit installed (3.1.1.0 I think), and that allowed me to run the script, but after your confirmation dialog appeared about the successful conversion, I checked the test file and it was gone!. I recreated the file and tried again, same thing, it disappears on the file move.

Edited by ResNullius

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George,

I can confirm your reported error.

If I run the script uncompiled on my 98SE box, with latest AutoIt release or beta, I get an "Error Starting Program" message box with the details:

Behind that there is another error msg with the title being the path of the script and the text starting with a repeat of the full path of the script and then

What's also weird is that when I went to my 98 box, I had an old version of Autoit installed (3.1.1.0 I think), and that allowed me to run the script, but after your confirmation dialog appeared about the successful conversion, I checked the test file and it was gone!. I recreated the file and tried again, same thing, it disappears on the file move.

Thanks @ResNullius

This is starting to smell like a bug and it may be the one reported when using the beta version on NT4. I don't like that file disappeared thing though. That could be dangerous. I ran it under XP and the files were renamed as they should be.


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#8 ·  Posted (edited)

You rang :)

Is already reported here : http://www.autoitscript.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=54730

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Edited by Jos

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That error actually looks like the AutoIt executable is linked to a function that just isn't there on Windows 98.

I'll run that code on my 98 VM and get back to you. Do you want me to download and install the latest version of AutoIt? I'm running an old version due to sheer laziness.

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I just ran the program using AutoIt v3.2.3.0 and got no errors, but the filename was not converted to uppercase. If this isn't what you want to know, let me know.

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You bet I rang :)

I thought it might be a bug but that's not the one I was thinking of.

I guess I can put 3.2.8.1 back in and try it. The report of disappearing files is troublesome though. <_<

Thanks Jos


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#12 ·  Posted (edited)

You bet I rang :P

I thought it might be a bug but that's not the one I was thinking of.

I guess I can put 3.2.8.1 back in and try it. The report of disappearing files is troublesome though. <_<

Thanks Jos

You're welcome :)

Edited by Jos

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I just ran the program using AutoIt v3.2.3.0 and got no errors, but the filename was not converted to uppercase. If this isn't what you want to know, let me know.

Thanks Richard. I'm really happy that it didn't convert to upper case because it shuld convert to lower case.

What happens if you create a file named Test.txt? Does it return all lower? Perhaps 98 wont support all lower case. I don't remember.


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Thanks Richard. I'm really happy that it didn't convert to upper case because it shuld convert to lower case.

What happens if you create a file named Test.txt? Does it return all lower? Perhaps 98 wont support all lower case. I don't remember.

As a note about case mattering, if the server is Unix based then filenames are case sensitive so a file called 'AbC' and a different file 'abc' can both exist as different files in the same folder.


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As a note about case mattering, if the server is Unix based then filenames are case sensitive so a file called 'AbC' and a different file 'abc' can both exist as different files in the same folder.

But the Unix server will still accept uppercase. I don't know what the uppercase problem is with the server he's trying to upload to.

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recompiling with 3.2.8.1 didn't solve it so it will have to wait for the next release. I'll just tell the poor lad that he's SOL


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But the Unix server will still accept uppercase. I don't know what the uppercase problem is with the server he's trying to upload to.

It's possible that particular ftp server has a restriction in place to not allow uppercase file names. Have you tried to upload a file containing an uppercase letter to this server? Are you sure that it is indeed an uppercase value that is causing the problem? You might also look into find a batch renaming program that works with 98 if you can't get your script to work. There are free ones out there. (snapfiles.com , download.com ect..)

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It's possible that particular ftp server has a restriction in place to not allow uppercase file names. Have you tried to upload a file containing an uppercase letter to this server? Are you sure that it is indeed an uppercase value that is causing the problem? You might also look into find a batch renaming program that works with 98 if you can't get your script to work. There are free ones out there. (snapfiles.com , download.com ect..)

Here is a reply I just received from him in reply to a couple of questions

My hosting company is Libero-Infostrada

The hosting service is free

The rules I accepted say no uppercase are allowed.

I ftp with 'CuteFTP'

If I ftp Hallo.htm the file is uploaded, but if i call it from the

browser, the browser says File Not Found

So it is indeed the server that has the restrictions.

George

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Oh, I'm sorry GEO, I misread the message box. I thought it was being changed to upper case. ~smacks forehead~

I'll run that test again, but on a file that contains upper case characters. Sorry.

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Just ran it on a file in all caps, and the file disappeared. It's just gone now. It was an alright file to lose, but I do wonder about that.

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