Subject: Re: Distinguishing directories versus files

Re: Distinguishing directories versus files

From: Dan Fandrich <>
Date: Thu, 22 Oct 2020 13:57:19 -0700

On Thu, Oct 22, 2020 at 03:43:33PM -0500, Michael Loutris wrote:
> I was successful in retrieving the contents of a server's directory, but when I
> looked at the attributes, I didn't see anyway to identify a directory versus
> normal files. I am working on SFTP communication between to Windows devices.
> Is there a way to tell an ordinary file from other file types when requesting
> the directory contents via SFTP with libssh2?

I'm pretty sure you'll have to do it the same way as on a local filesystem—call
stat on each file name in the directory.

Received on 2020-10-22