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PHP Manual || FTP Functions

(PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7)

ftp_getDownloads a file from the FTP server

Description

ftp_get ( resource $ftp_stream , string $local_file , string $remote_file [, int $mode = FTP_BINARY [, int $resumepos = 0 ]] ) : bool

ftp_get() retrieves a remote file from the FTP server, and saves it into a local file.

Parameters

ftp_stream

The link identifier of the FTP connection.

local_file

The local file path (will be overwritten if the file already exists).

remote_file

The remote file path.

mode

The transfer mode. Must be either FTP_ASCII or FTP_BINARY.

resumepos

The position in the remote file to start downloading from.

Return Values

Returns TRUE on success or FALSE on failure.

Changelog

Version Description
7.3.0 The mode parameter is now optional. Formerly it has been mandatory.

Examples

Example #1 ftp_get() example

<?php

// define some variables
$local_file 'local.zip';
$server_file 'server.zip';

// 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);

// try to download $server_file and save to $local_file
if (ftp_get($conn_id$local_file$server_fileFTP_BINARY)) {
    echo 
"Successfully written to $local_file\n";
} else {
    echo 
"There was a problem\n";
}

// close the connection
ftp_close($conn_id);

?>

See Also

  • ftp_pasv() - Turns passive mode on or off
  • ftp_fget() - Downloads a file from the FTP server and saves to an open file
  • ftp_nb_get() - Retrieves a file from the FTP server and writes it to a local file (non-blocking)
  • ftp_nb_fget() - Retrieves a file from the FTP server and writes it to an open file (non-blocking)



PHP Manual || FTP Functions