CkScp C++ Reference Documentation

CkScp

Current Version: 9.5.0.73

An API for SCP over SSH. (SCP is the Secure Copy Protocol.) It is for transferring files or directory trees to or from remote servers. SCP is a simpler protocol than SFTP, and thus the functionality is more limited. However, SCP does not require that an SSH server support the SFTP subsystem. In cases where a server does not allow for SFTP, then SCP is a good choice for file transfer.

Object Creation

// Local variable on the stack
CkScp obj;

// Dynamically allocate/delete
CkScp *pObj = new CkScp();
// ...
delete pObj;

Properties

AbortCurrent
bool get_AbortCurrent(void);
void put_AbortCurrent(bool newVal);
Introduced in version 9.5.0.58

When set to true, causes the currently running method to abort. Methods that always finish quickly (i.e.have no length file operations or network communications) are not affected. If no method is running, then this property is automatically reset to false when the next method is called. When the abort occurs, this property is reset to false. Both synchronous and asynchronous method calls can be aborted. (A synchronous method call could be aborted by setting this property from a separate thread.)

top
DebugLogFilePath
void get_DebugLogFilePath(CkString &str);
const char *debugLogFilePath(void);
void put_DebugLogFilePath(const char *ansiOrUtf8Str);

If set to a file path, causes each Chilkat method or property call to automatically append it's LastErrorText to the specified log file. The information is appended such that if a hang or crash occurs, it is possible to see the context in which the problem occurred, as well as a history of all Chilkat calls up to the point of the problem. The VerboseLogging property can be set to provide more detailed information.

This property is typically used for debugging the rare cases where a Chilkat method call hangs or generates an exception that halts program execution (i.e. crashes). A hang or crash should generally never happen. The typical causes of a hang are:

  1. a timeout related property was set to 0 to explicitly indicate that an infinite timeout is desired,
  2. the hang is actually a hang within an event callback (i.e. it is a hang within the application code), or
  3. there is an internal problem (bug) in the Chilkat code that causes the hang.

top
HeartbeatMs
int get_HeartbeatMs(void);
void put_HeartbeatMs(int newVal);

This is the number of milliseconds between each AbortCheck event callback. The AbortCheck callback allows an application to abort any SSH operation prior to completion. If HeartbeatMs is 0 (the default), no AbortCheck event callbacks will fire.

top
LastErrorHtml
void get_LastErrorHtml(CkString &str);
const char *lastErrorHtml(void);

Provides information in HTML format about the last method/property called. If a method call returns a value indicating failure, or behaves unexpectedly, examine this property to get more information.

top
LastErrorText
void get_LastErrorText(CkString &str);
const char *lastErrorText(void);

Provides information in plain-text format about the last method/property called. If a method call returns a value indicating failure, or behaves unexpectedly, examine this property to get more information.

top
LastErrorXml
void get_LastErrorXml(CkString &str);
const char *lastErrorXml(void);

Provides information in XML format about the last method/property called. If a method call returns a value indicating failure, or behaves unexpectedly, examine this property to get more information.

top
LastMethodSuccess
bool get_LastMethodSuccess(void);
void put_LastMethodSuccess(bool newVal);
Introduced in version 9.5.0.52

Indicate whether the last method call succeeded or failed. A value of true indicates success, a value of false indicates failure. This property is automatically set for method calls. It is not modified by property accesses. The property is automatically set to indicate success for the following types of method calls:

  • Any method that returns a string.
  • Any method returning a Chilkat object, binary bytes, or a date/time.
  • Any method returning a standard boolean status value where success = true and failure = false.
  • Any method returning an integer where failure is defined by a return value less than zero.

Note: Methods that do not fit the above requirements will always set this property equal to true. For example, a method that returns no value (such as a "void" in C++) will technically always succeed.

top
PercentDoneScale
int get_PercentDoneScale(void);
void put_PercentDoneScale(int newVal);
Introduced in version 9.5.0.51

This property is only valid in programming environment and languages that allow for event callbacks.

Sets the value to be defined as 100% complete for the purpose of PercentDone event callbacks. The defaut value of 100 means that at most 100 event PercentDone callbacks will occur in a method that (1) is event enabled and (2) is such that it is possible to measure progress as a percentage completed. This property may be set to larger numbers to get more fine-grained PercentDone callbacks. For example, setting this property equal to 1000 will provide callbacks with .1 percent granularity. For example, a value of 453 would indicate 45.3% competed. This property is clamped to a minimum value of 10, and a maximum value of 100000.

top
SyncedFiles
void get_SyncedFiles(CkString &str);
const char *syncedFiles(void);
void put_SyncedFiles(const char *ansiOrUtf8Str);
Introduced in version 9.5.0.51

The paths of the files uploaded or downloaded in the last call to SyncUploadTree or SyncDownloadTree. The paths are listed one per line. In both cases (for upload and download) each line contains the full local file path (not the remote path).

More Information and Examples
top
SyncMustMatch
void get_SyncMustMatch(CkString &str);
const char *syncMustMatch(void);
void put_SyncMustMatch(const char *ansiOrUtf8Str);
Introduced in version 9.5.0.51

Can contain a wildcarded list of filename patterns separated by semicolons. For example, "*.xml; *.txt; *.csv". If set, the SyncTreeUpload and SyncTreeDownload methods will only transfer files having a filename that matches any one of these patterns.

top
SyncMustMatchDir
void get_SyncMustMatchDir(CkString &str);
const char *syncMustMatchDir(void);
void put_SyncMustMatchDir(const char *ansiOrUtf8Str);
Introduced in version 9.5.0.58

Can contain a wildcarded list of directory name patterns separated by semicolons. For example, "a*; b*; c*". If set, the SyncTreeUpload and SyncTreeDownload methods will only traverse into a directory that matches any one of these patterns.

top
SyncMustNotMatch
void get_SyncMustNotMatch(CkString &str);
const char *syncMustNotMatch(void);
void put_SyncMustNotMatch(const char *ansiOrUtf8Str);
Introduced in version 9.5.0.51

Can contain a wildcarded list of filename patterns separated by semicolons. For example, "*.xml; *.txt; *.csv". If set, the SyncTreeUpload and SyncTreeDownload methods will not transfer files having a filename that matches any one of these patterns.

More Information and Examples
top
SyncMustNotMatchDir
void get_SyncMustNotMatchDir(CkString &str);
const char *syncMustNotMatchDir(void);
void put_SyncMustNotMatchDir(const char *ansiOrUtf8Str);
Introduced in version 9.5.0.58

Can contain a wildcarded list of directory name patterns separated by semicolons. For example, "a*; b*; c*". If set, the SyncTreeUpload and SyncTreeDownload methods will not traverse into a directory that matches any one of these patterns.

top
Utf8
bool get_Utf8(void);
void put_Utf8(bool newVal);

When set to true, all "const char *" arguments are interpreted as utf-8 strings. If set to false (the default), then "const char *" arguments are interpreted as ANSI strings. Also, when set to true, and Chilkat method returning a "const char *" is returning the utf-8 representation. If set to false, all "const char *" return values are ANSI strings.

top
VerboseLogging
bool get_VerboseLogging(void);
void put_VerboseLogging(bool newVal);

If set to true, then the contents of LastErrorText (or LastErrorXml, or LastErrorHtml) may contain more verbose information. The default value is false. Verbose logging should only be used for debugging. The potentially large quantity of logged information may adversely affect peformance.

top
Version
void get_Version(CkString &str);
const char *version(void);

Version of the component/library, such as "9.5.0.63"

top

Methods

DownloadBinary
bool DownloadBinary(const char *remotePath, CkByteData &outBytes);
Introduced in version 9.5.0.51

Downloads a binary file from the SSH server and returns the contents.

Returns true for success, false for failure.

top
DownloadBinaryAsync (1)
CkTask *DownloadBinaryAsync(const char *remotePath);
Introduced in version 9.5.0.51

Creates an asynchronous task to call the DownloadBinary method with the arguments provided. (Async methods are available starting in Chilkat v9.5.0.52.)

Note: Async method event callbacks happen in the background thread. Accessing and updating UI elements existing in the main thread may require special considerations.

Note: The application is responsible for deleting (via the C++ delete operator) the object returned by this method.

Returns NULL on failure

top
DownloadBinaryEncoded
bool DownloadBinaryEncoded(const char *remotePath, const char *encoding, CkString &outStr);
const char *downloadBinaryEncoded(const char *remotePath, const char *encoding);
Introduced in version 9.5.0.51

Downloads a file from the SSH server returns the contents in an encoded string (using an encoding such as base64).

Returns true for success, false for failure.

top
DownloadBinaryEncodedAsync (1)
CkTask *DownloadBinaryEncodedAsync(const char *remotePath, const char *encoding);
Introduced in version 9.5.0.51

Creates an asynchronous task to call the DownloadBinaryEncoded method with the arguments provided. (Async methods are available starting in Chilkat v9.5.0.52.)

Note: Async method event callbacks happen in the background thread. Accessing and updating UI elements existing in the main thread may require special considerations.

Note: The application is responsible for deleting (via the C++ delete operator) the object returned by this method.

Returns NULL on failure

top
DownloadFile
bool DownloadFile(const char *remotePath, const char *localPath);
Introduced in version 9.5.0.51

Downloads a file from the remote SSH server to the local filesystem.

Returns true for success, false for failure.

top
DownloadFileAsync (1)
CkTask *DownloadFileAsync(const char *remotePath, const char *localPath);
Introduced in version 9.5.0.51

Creates an asynchronous task to call the DownloadFile method with the arguments provided. (Async methods are available starting in Chilkat v9.5.0.52.)

Note: Async method event callbacks happen in the background thread. Accessing and updating UI elements existing in the main thread may require special considerations.

Note: The application is responsible for deleting (via the C++ delete operator) the object returned by this method.

Returns NULL on failure

top
DownloadString
bool DownloadString(const char *remotePath, const char *charset, CkString &outStr);
const char *downloadString(const char *remotePath, const char *charset);
Introduced in version 9.5.0.51

Downloads a text file from the SSH server and returns the contents as a string.

Returns true for success, false for failure.

More Information and Examples
top
DownloadStringAsync (1)
CkTask *DownloadStringAsync(const char *remotePath, const char *charset);
Introduced in version 9.5.0.51

Creates an asynchronous task to call the DownloadString method with the arguments provided. (Async methods are available starting in Chilkat v9.5.0.52.)

Note: Async method event callbacks happen in the background thread. Accessing and updating UI elements existing in the main thread may require special considerations.

Note: The application is responsible for deleting (via the C++ delete operator) the object returned by this method.

Returns NULL on failure

top
SaveLastError
bool SaveLastError(const char *path);

Saves the last-error information (the contents of LastErrorXml) to an XML formatted file.

Returns true for success, false for failure.

top
SyncTreeDownload
bool SyncTreeDownload(const char *remoteRoot, const char *localRoot, int mode, bool bRecurse);
Introduced in version 9.5.0.51

Downloads files from the SSH server to a local directory tree. Synchronization modes include:

mode=0: Download all files
mode=1: Download all files that do not exist on the local filesystem.
mode=2: Download newer or non-existant files.
mode=3: Download only newer files. If a file does not already exist on the local filesystem, it is not downloaded from the server.
mode=5: Download only missing files or files with size differences.
mode=6: Same as mode 5, but also download newer files.

Returns true for success, false for failure.

More Information and Examples
top
SyncTreeDownloadAsync (1)
CkTask *SyncTreeDownloadAsync(const char *remoteRoot, const char *localRoot, int mode, bool bRecurse);
Introduced in version 9.5.0.51

Creates an asynchronous task to call the SyncTreeDownload method with the arguments provided. (Async methods are available starting in Chilkat v9.5.0.52.)

Note: Async method event callbacks happen in the background thread. Accessing and updating UI elements existing in the main thread may require special considerations.

Note: The application is responsible for deleting (via the C++ delete operator) the object returned by this method.

Returns NULL on failure

top
SyncTreeUpload
bool SyncTreeUpload(const char *localBaseDir, const char *remoteBaseDir, int mode, bool bRecurse);
Introduced in version 9.5.0.51

Uploads a directory tree from the local filesystem to the SSH server. Synchronization modes include:

mode=0: Upload all files
mode=1: Upload all files that do not exist on the FTP server.
mode=2: Upload newer or non-existant files.
mode=3: Upload only newer files. If a file does not already exist on the FTP server, it is not uploaded.
mode=4: transfer missing files or files with size differences.
mode=5: same as mode 4, but also newer files.

Returns true for success, false for failure.

top
SyncTreeUploadAsync (1)
CkTask *SyncTreeUploadAsync(const char *localBaseDir, const char *remoteBaseDir, int mode, bool bRecurse);
Introduced in version 9.5.0.51

Creates an asynchronous task to call the SyncTreeUpload method with the arguments provided. (Async methods are available starting in Chilkat v9.5.0.52.)

Note: Async method event callbacks happen in the background thread. Accessing and updating UI elements existing in the main thread may require special considerations.

Note: The application is responsible for deleting (via the C++ delete operator) the object returned by this method.

Returns NULL on failure

top
UploadBinary
bool UploadBinary(const char *remotePath, CkByteData &binData);
Introduced in version 9.5.0.51

Uploads binary data to a file on the SSH server.

Returns true for success, false for failure.

top
UploadBinaryAsync (1)
CkTask *UploadBinaryAsync(const char *remotePath, CkByteData &binData);
Introduced in version 9.5.0.51

Creates an asynchronous task to call the UploadBinary method with the arguments provided. (Async methods are available starting in Chilkat v9.5.0.52.)

Note: Async method event callbacks happen in the background thread. Accessing and updating UI elements existing in the main thread may require special considerations.

Note: The application is responsible for deleting (via the C++ delete operator) the object returned by this method.

Returns NULL on failure

top
UploadBinaryEncoded
bool UploadBinaryEncoded(const char *remotePath, const char *encodedData, const char *encoding);
Introduced in version 9.5.0.51

Uploads the binary data to a file on the remote SSH server. The binary data is passed in encoded string representation (such as base64, or hex).

Returns true for success, false for failure.

top
UploadBinaryEncodedAsync (1)
CkTask *UploadBinaryEncodedAsync(const char *remotePath, const char *encodedData, const char *encoding);
Introduced in version 9.5.0.51

Creates an asynchronous task to call the UploadBinaryEncoded method with the arguments provided. (Async methods are available starting in Chilkat v9.5.0.52.)

Note: Async method event callbacks happen in the background thread. Accessing and updating UI elements existing in the main thread may require special considerations.

Note: The application is responsible for deleting (via the C++ delete operator) the object returned by this method.

Returns NULL on failure

top
UploadFile
bool UploadFile(const char *localPath, const char *remotePath);
Introduced in version 9.5.0.51

Uploads a file from the local filesystem to the remote SSH server.

Returns true for success, false for failure.

top
UploadFileAsync (1)
CkTask *UploadFileAsync(const char *localPath, const char *remotePath);
Introduced in version 9.5.0.51

Creates an asynchronous task to call the UploadFile method with the arguments provided. (Async methods are available starting in Chilkat v9.5.0.52.)

Note: Async method event callbacks happen in the background thread. Accessing and updating UI elements existing in the main thread may require special considerations.

Note: The application is responsible for deleting (via the C++ delete operator) the object returned by this method.

Returns NULL on failure

top
UploadString
bool UploadString(const char *remotePath, const char *textData, const char *charset);
Introduced in version 9.5.0.51

Uploads the contents of a string to a file on the remote SSH server.

Returns true for success, false for failure.

More Information and Examples
top
UploadStringAsync (1)
CkTask *UploadStringAsync(const char *remotePath, const char *textData, const char *charset);
Introduced in version 9.5.0.51

Creates an asynchronous task to call the UploadString method with the arguments provided. (Async methods are available starting in Chilkat v9.5.0.52.)

Note: Async method event callbacks happen in the background thread. Accessing and updating UI elements existing in the main thread may require special considerations.

Note: The application is responsible for deleting (via the C++ delete operator) the object returned by this method.

Returns NULL on failure

top
UseSsh
bool UseSsh(CkSsh &sshConnection);
Introduced in version 9.5.0.51

Uses the SSH connection of sshConnection for the SCP transfers. All of the connection and socket related properties, proxy properites, timeout properties, session log, etc. set on the SSH object apply to the SCP methods (because internally it is the SSH object that is used to do the work of the file transfers).

Note: There is no UnlockComponent method in the SCP class because it is the SSH object that must be unlocked. When the SSH object is not unlocked, this method will return false to indicate failure.

Returns true for success, false for failure.

top

Events

To implement an event callback, your application would define and implement a class that inherits from CkBaseProgress. Your application can implement methods to override some or all of the default/empty method implementations of the CkBaseProgress base class.

For example:

  CkScp scp;

  MyScpProgress callbackObj;

  scp.put_EventCallbackObject(&callbackObj);

MyScpProgress example:

#include "CkBaseProgress.h"

class MyScpProgress : public CkBaseProgress {

  public:
    MyScpProgress();
    virtual ~MyScpProgress();

    void AbortCheck(bool  *abort);

    void BinaryData(const void *data, unsigned int length);

    void PercentDone(int pctDone, bool  *abort);

    void ProgressInfo(const char *name, const char *value);

    void TaskCompleted(CkTask &task);

    void TextData(const char *data);

};
AbortCheck
void AbortCheck(bool *abort);

Provides the opportunity for a method call to be aborted. The AbortCheck event is fired periodically based on the value of the HeartbeatMs property. If HeartbeatMs is 0, then no AbortCheck events will fire. As an example, to fire 5 AbortCheck events per second, set the HeartbeatMs property equal to 200.

top
PercentDone
void PercentDone(int pctDone, bool *abort);

Provides the percentage completed for any method that involves network communications or time-consuming processing (assuming it is a method where a percentage completion can be measured). This event is only fired when it is possible to know a percentage completion, and when it makes sense to express the operation as a percentage completed. The pctDone argument will have a value from 1 to 100. For operations (Chilkat method calls) that complete very quickly, the number of PercentDone callbacks will vary, but the final callback should have a value of 100. For long running operations, no more than one callback per percentage point will occur (for example: 1, 2, 3, ... 98, 99, 100).

The PercentDone callback counts as an AbortCheck event. For method calls that complete quickly such that PercentDone events fire, it may be that AbortCheck events don't fire because the opportunity to abort is already provided in the PercentDone callback. For time consuming operations, where the amount of time between PercentDone callbacks are long, AbortCheck callbacks may be used to allow for the operation to be aborted in a more responsive manner.

The abort output argument provides a means for aborting the operation. Setting it to true will cause the method to abort and return a failed status (or whatever return value indicates failure).

top
ProgressInfo
void ProgressInfo(const char *name, const char *value);

A general name/value event that provides information about what is happening during a method call. To find out what information is available, write code to handle this event and log the name/value pairs. Most are self-explanatory.

top
TaskCompleted
void TaskCompleted(CkTask &task);

Called in the background thread when an asynchronous task completes.

top