CkScp Java Reference Documentation

CkScp

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

CkScp obj = new CkScp();

Properties

boolean get_AbortCurrent();
void put_AbortCurrent(boolean 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.)

void get_DebugLogFilePath(CkString str);
String debugLogFilePath();
void put_DebugLogFilePath(String newVal);

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.

int get_HeartbeatMs();
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.

void get_LastErrorHtml(CkString str);
String lastErrorHtml();

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.

void get_LastErrorText(CkString str);
String lastErrorText();

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.

Concept of LastErrorText

LastErrorText Standard Information

void get_LastErrorXml(CkString str);
String lastErrorXml();

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.

boolean get_LastMethodSuccess();
void put_LastMethodSuccess(boolean 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.

int get_PercentDoneScale();
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.

void get_SyncedFiles(CkString str);
String syncedFiles();
void put_SyncedFiles(String newVal);

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).

(Android™) SCP Sync Tree Download

(Java) SCP Sync Tree Download

(Android™) SCP Sync Tree Upload

(Java) SCP Sync Tree Upload

void get_SyncMustMatch(CkString str);
String syncMustMatch();
void put_SyncMustMatch(String newVal);

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.

(Android™) SCP Sync Tree Download

(Java) SCP Sync Tree Download

(Android™) SCP Sync Tree Upload

(Java) SCP Sync Tree Upload

(Android™) SCP Download Files Matching a Pattern, such as *.txt

(Java) SCP Download Files Matching a Pattern, such as *.txt

void get_SyncMustMatchDir(CkString str);
String syncMustMatchDir();
void put_SyncMustMatchDir(String newVal);

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.

void get_SyncMustNotMatch(CkString str);
String syncMustNotMatch();
void put_SyncMustNotMatch(String newVal);

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.

(Android™) SCP Sync Tree Download

(Java) SCP Sync Tree Download

(Android™) SCP Sync Tree Upload

(Java) SCP Sync Tree Upload

void get_SyncMustNotMatchDir(CkString str);
String syncMustNotMatchDir();
void put_SyncMustNotMatchDir(String newVal);

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.

boolean get_VerboseLogging();
void put_VerboseLogging(boolean 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.

void get_Version(CkString str);
String version();

Version of the component/library, such as "9.4.1.42"

Methods

boolean DownloadBinary(String remotePath, CkByteData outData);

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.

CkTask DownloadBinaryAsync(String 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.

Returns nil on failure

(Android™) How to Run an Asynchronous Task

(Java) How to Run an Asynchronous Task

boolean DownloadBinaryEncoded(String remotePath, String encoding, CkString outStr);
String downloadBinaryEncoded(String remotePath, String 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.

List of Supported Encodings (Base64, Hex, etc.)

(Android™) SCP Download/Upload Binary Files as Encoded Strings

(Java) SCP Download/Upload Binary Files as Encoded Strings

CkTask DownloadBinaryEncodedAsync(String remotePath, String 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.

Returns nil on failure

(Android™) How to Run an Asynchronous Task

(Java) How to Run an Asynchronous Task

boolean DownloadFile(String remotePath, String 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.

(Android™) SCP Download File

(Java) SCP Download File

(Android™) SCP Download from a Specific Directory

(Java) SCP Download from a Specific Directory

CkTask DownloadFileAsync(String remotePath, String 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.

Returns nil on failure

(Android™) How to Run an Asynchronous Task

(Java) How to Run an Asynchronous Task

boolean DownloadString(String remotePath, String charset, CkString outStr);
String downloadString(String remotePath, String 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.

(Android™) SCP Download Text File to String Variable

(Java) SCP Download Text File to String Variable

CkTask DownloadStringAsync(String remotePath, String 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.

Returns nil on failure

(Android™) How to Run an Asynchronous Task

(Java) How to Run an Asynchronous Task

boolean SaveLastError(String path);

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

Returns true for success, false for failure.

boolean SyncTreeDownload(String remoteRoot, String localRoot, int mode, boolean 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.

(Android™) SCP Sync Tree Download

(Java) SCP Sync Tree Download

CkTask SyncTreeDownloadAsync(String remoteRoot, String localRoot, int mode, boolean 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.

Returns nil on failure

(Android™) How to Run an Asynchronous Task

(Java) How to Run an Asynchronous Task

boolean SyncTreeUpload(String localBaseDir, String remoteBaseDir, int mode, boolean 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.

CkTask SyncTreeUploadAsync(String localBaseDir, String remoteBaseDir, int mode, boolean 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.

Returns nil on failure

(Android™) How to Run an Asynchronous Task

(Java) How to Run an Asynchronous Task

boolean UploadBinary(String 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.

CkTask UploadBinaryAsync(String 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.

Returns nil on failure

(Android™) How to Run an Asynchronous Task

(Java) How to Run an Asynchronous Task

boolean UploadBinaryEncoded(String remotePath, String encodedData, String 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.

List of Supported Encodings (Base64, Hex, etc.)

(Android™) SCP Download/Upload Binary Files as Encoded Strings

(Java) SCP Download/Upload Binary Files as Encoded Strings

CkTask UploadBinaryEncodedAsync(String remotePath, String encodedData, String 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.

Returns nil on failure

(Android™) How to Run an Asynchronous Task

(Java) How to Run an Asynchronous Task

boolean UploadFile(String localPath, String 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.

(Android™) SCP Upload File

(Java) SCP Upload File

(Android™) SCP Upload to a Specific Remote Directory

(Java) SCP Upload to a Specific Remote Directory

CkTask UploadFileAsync(String localPath, String 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.

Returns nil on failure

(Android™) How to Run an Asynchronous Task

(Java) How to Run an Asynchronous Task

boolean UploadString(String remotePath, String textData, String 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.

(Android™) SCP Upload Contents of String to Remote File

(Java) SCP Upload Contents of String to Remote File

CkTask UploadStringAsync(String remotePath, String textData, String 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.

Returns nil on failure

(Android™) How to Run an Asynchronous Task

(Java) How to Run an Asynchronous Task

boolean 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.

Events

Chilkat supports event callbacks in Java (including Android) starting in version 9.5.0.52. To implement an event callback, your application would define and implement a class that derives 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:

// Install an event callback handler to get progress events.
MyBaseProgress scpProgress = new MyBaseProgress();
http.put_EventCallbackObject(scpProgress);

MyBaseProgress example:

import com.chilkatsoft.CkBaseProgress;
import com.chilkatsoft.CkTask;

public class MyBaseProgress extends CkBaseProgress 
{	
  public boolean AbortCheck()
  {
    System.out.println("AbortCheck");
    // Return true to abort, false to allow the method to continue.
    return false;
  }
  	
  // pctDone is a value from 0 to 100
  // (it is actually value from 0 to the PercentDoneScale property setting)
  public boolean PercentDone(int pctDone)
  {
    System.out.println(pctDone);
    // Return true to abort, false to allow the method to continue.
    // Note: A PercentDone event is the equivalent of an AbortCheck.  
    // When PercentDone events are frequently firing, AbortCheck events are suppressed.
    // AbortCheck events will fire when the time between PercentDone events is longer 
    // than the HeartbeatMs property setting.
    return false;
  }
  
  public void ProgressInfo(String name, String value)
  {
    System.out.println(name + ": " + value);
  }
  
  public void TaskCompleted(CkTask task)
  {
     System.out.println("task completed!");
  }
  
}

public boolean AbortCheck();

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. Return true to abort; return false to continue (not abort)

public boolean PercentDone(int pctDone);

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.

Return true to abort; return false to continue (not abort)

public void ProgressInfo(String name, String 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.

public void TaskCompleted(CkTask task);

Called in the background thread when an asynchronous task completes.

public void TextData(String data);

Text data provided by certain methods.