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PHP Manual :: ftp_rawlist

ftp_raw || ftp_rename || FTP Functions || PHP Manual

(PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7)

ftp_rawlistReturns a detailed list of files in the given directory


mixed ftp_rawlist ( resource $ftp_stream , string $directory [, bool $recursive = false ] )

ftp_rawlist() executes the FTP LIST command, and returns the result as an array.



The link identifier of the FTP connection.


The directory path. May include arguments for the LIST command.


If set to TRUE, the issued command will be LIST -R.

Return Values

Returns an array where each element corresponds to one line of text. Returns FALSE when passed directory is invalid.

The output is not parsed in any way. The system type identifier returned by ftp_systype() can be used to determine how the results should be interpreted.


Example #1 ftp_rawlist() 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);

// get the file list for /
$buff ftp_rawlist($conn_id'/');

// close the connection

// output the buffer

The above example will output something similar to:

array(3) {
  string(65) "drwxr-x---   3 vincent  vincent      4096 Jul 12 12:16 public_ftp"
  string(66) "drwxr-x---  15 vincent  vincent      4096 Nov  3 21:31 public_html"
  string(73) "lrwxrwxrwx   1 vincent  vincent        11 Jul 12 12:16 www -> public_html"

See Also

  • ftp_nlist() - Returns a list of files in the given directory

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