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Differentiate between File/Directory or LINK

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Using WinInet (CFtpConnection class etc) how do you differentiate between a File/Directory and a link to a file/directory from a UNIX FTP server.  Linked Directories show up as files when I use Wininet.  When I try to go into the directory, I cannot.

Is there a special option to use within the CInternetSession or CFtpConnection class, or does one have the text the CFileFind class return parameters?

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Issue the LIST command (this is normally invoked by the "dir" command in normal clients).   If the first character of the line is "l", then that entry is a symbolic link.


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Which command is the list command part of?  Is it a member of WinInet?

If not, how do I perform a list command?  
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Never used WinInet.   LIST is a command which is part of the FTP protocol.   It's essential but I don't know how WinInet is implemented so I can't tell if you can use it directly.

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