Browsing

To list the contents of a remote server, specify the remote server with no local target:

movedat example.com:

For subfolders, give the pathname followed by a forward slash '/':

movedat example.com:subdir/

Absolute paths, if allowed by the server, should be preceded by a forward slash '/':

movedat example.com:/top/level/subdir/

The server always uses forward slash '/' as its path delimiter, regardless of platform.  However, Windows servers can also specify a volume identifier like this:

movedat windows.example.com:D:/dirname/subdirname/

Note that this use of volume identifiers will only make sense to Windows versions of the ExpeDat server.

Pathnames containing non-ASCII characters, such as UTF-8 multibyte characters, will be passed through to stdout as-is.  This may cause problems for shell scripts or other programs which cannot handle non-ASCII characters.

Hidden & Invisible Files

Files which the sever operating system would normally hide from folder listings will be hidden by movedat unless the "-H" or ShowHidden option is selected.

Symbolic Links

For servers which support POSIX symbolic links (all but Windows), information about the target will be displayed as follows:

Valid File The mode, size, and modification date of the target will be displayed.  The name of the link will be followed by "->" and the path of the target.
Valid Folder     The mode and modification date of the target will be displayed.  The name of the link will be followed by "->", then the path of the target ending with "/".
Broken Link The mode and modification date of the link will be displayed.  The name of the link will be followed by "-X", then the path of the target.

Symbolic links are also identified by an "l" as the first character of the mode.

Example

movedat example.com:subdir/ -rw-r--r-- 123,456 May 14 2015 14:14 bar lrw-r--r-- 1,473,568 Aug 17 2015 11:47 linkfile@ -> file lrwxr-xr-x broken@ -X nothere drwxr-xr-x Aug 19 2015 14:16 dir/ -rw-r--r-- 5,789 Aug 21 2015 14:46 photo.jpg lrwxr-xr-x Aug 19 2015 14:16 folder@ -> dir/ -rw-r--r-- 1,473,568 Aug 17 2015 11:47 file

Alternate Formats

To receive the raw server listing, suitable for parsing and automation, see Structured Lists.

To display the contents of files to the terminal, or query the status of a partial upload, see Displaying Files.