XXII. FTP functions

FTP stands for File Transfer Protocol.

The following constants are defined when using the FTP module: FTP_ASCII and FTP_BINARY.

Example 1. ftp() example

// set up basic connection
$conn_id = ftp_connect("$ftp_server"); 

// login with username and password
$login_result = ftp_login($conn_id, "$ftp_user_name", "$ftp_user_pass"); 

// check connection
if ((!$conn_id) || (!$login_result)) { 
        echo "Ftp connection has failed!";
        echo "Attempted to connect to $ftp_server for user $user"; 
    } else {
        echo "Connected to $ftp_server, for user $user";

// upload the file
$upload = ftp_put($conn_id, "$destination_file", "$source_file", FTP_BINARY); 

// check upload status
if (!$upload) { 
        echo "Ftp upload has failed!";
    } else {
        echo "Uploaded $source_file to $ftp_server as $destination_file";

// close the FTP stream 

Table of Contents
ftp_connect — Opens up an FTP connection
ftp_login — Logs in an FTP connection
ftp_pwd — Returns the current directory name
ftp_cdup — Changes to the parent directory
ftp_chdir — Changes directories on a FTP server
ftp_mkdir — Creates a directory
ftp_rmdir — Removes a directory
ftp_nlist — Returns a list of files in the given directory.
ftp_rawlist — Returns a detailed list of files in the given directory.
ftp_systype — Returns the system type identifier of the remote FTP server.
ftp_pasv — Turns passive mode on or off.
ftp_get — Downloads a file from the FTP server.
ftp_fget — Downloads a file from the FTP server and saves to an open file.
ftp_put — Uploads a file to the FTP server.
ftp_fput — Uploads from an open file to the FTP server.
ftp_size — Returns the size of the given file.
ftp_mdtm — Returns the last modified time of the given file.
ftp_rename — Renames a file on the ftp server.
ftp_delete — Deletes a file on the ftp server.
ftp_site — Sends a SITE command to the server.
ftp_quit — Closes an FTP connection