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How do you move up a level in the ftp direcotry using FtpSetCurrentDirectory

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I can get to the directory i want by moving down but how do i move up in the directory. For example i can move through a directory structure like this:

automobile
    car
      ford
         explorer
      chevy
         blazer
      dodge
         durango

I am using a function that looks like this:

Public Sub rcd(pszDir As String)
    Dim sPathFromRoot As String
    Dim bRet As Boolean
       
    sPathFromRoot = pszDir
    If sPathFromRoot = "" Then sPathFromRoot = "/"
    bRet = FtpSetCurrentDirectory(hConnection, sPathFromRoot)
End Sub

Using this i can easily start at automobile and get to any of the lower vehicles by calling the routine 'rcd' and passing the desired lower directory. However, if i am in the 'blazer' directory i cant figure out how to move back so i can get to the
durango directory.

Am i using the wrong call? I'm in a bind and could really use the help. Thanks in advance.
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by:jrb1
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Can't you pass ".." as the Path From Root?  I may try testing that later, but would expect that to be one way to do it.

Another would be to take the current directory (FtpGetCurrentDirectory) and then strip off the last node and set the directory using the full path.
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by:tazrebel
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Ya i tried that but it didnt help. I managed to figure it out. The probelem was that the connection object was going out of scope so i was losing the handle to the ftp connection.

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Yep, that would do it.  To close a question, you have to post over and support and request them to do it.
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Hmmm......  How about i just give you the points since you were nice enough to respond. Thanks!
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