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FTP context options

FTP context optionsFTP context option listing


Context options for ftp:// and ftps:// transports.


overwrite bool

Allow overwriting of already existing files on remote server. Applies to write mode (uploading) only.

Defaults to false.

resume_pos int

File offset at which to begin transfer. Applies to read mode (downloading) only.

Defaults to 0 (Beginning of File).

proxy string

Proxy FTP request via http proxy server. Applies to file read operations only. Ex: tcp://


Note: Underlying socket stream context options
Additional context options may be supported by the underlying transport For ftp:// streams, refer to context options for the tcp:// transport. For ftps:// streams, refer to context options for the ssl:// transport.

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php dot net at misterchucker dot com
15 years ago
This is an example of how to allow fopen() to overwrite a file on an FTP site. If the stream context is not modified, an error will occur: "...failed to open stream: Remote file already exists and overwrite context option not specified...".

// The path to the FTP file, including login arguments
$ftp_path = '';

// Allows overwriting of existing files on the remote FTP server
$stream_options = array('ftp' => array('overwrite' => true));

// Creates a stream context resource with the defined options
$stream_context = stream_context_create($stream_options);

// Opens the file for writing and truncates it to zero length
if ($fh = fopen($ftp_path, 'w', 0, $stream_context))
// Writes contents to the file
fputs($fh, 'example contents');

// Closes the file handle
'Could not open file.');
dev at codesatori dot com
7 years ago
Apparently the overwrite-option only registers as false if it's absent. If I specify it as false, it acts the same as true and overwrites. Then,
if (empty($opts['overwrite'])) {
...was the simple fix for my FTP stream wrapper class sporting default options. This is quite unexpected though; false means false even if I say so? Apparently PHP (7.0.2) just checks if the option exists, not its boolean value.
instatiendaweb at gmail dot com
3 years ago
// Ruta del ftp debe coincidir con la ruta del localhost
$ftp_path = 'ftp://francisco:aaa@localhost:21/ftparchivo.txt';
// Escribimos las opciones de stream
$stream_options = array('ftp' => array('overwrite' => TRUE));
// Creamos un contexto
$stream_context = stream_context_create($stream_options);
\escribir::verifacionnota($stream_context, 'STREAMCONTEXT');
// Abrimos el fichero que vamos a leer
$flujo = fopen($ftp_path, 'r', false, $stream_context);
//Funcion creada :vardump + string
\escribir::verifacionnota($flujo, 'VARDUMP FOPEN');

$contenido = '';
//Traduccion mientras el contenido del archivo no este al final del fichero ==> feof
while (!feof($flujo)) {
//Entonces lee 8192 bytes del archivo y añadelos a la variable contenido
$contenido .= fread($flujo, 8192);
\escribir::verifacionnota($contenido, 'VARDUMP CONTENIDO');
//Cerramos el flujo
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