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ftp_fget

(PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7)

ftp_fgetDownloads a file from the FTP server and saves to an open file

Description

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

ftp_fget() retrieves remote_file from the FTP server, and writes it to the given file pointer.

Parameters

ftp_stream

The link identifier of the FTP connection.

handle

An open file pointer in which we store the data.

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_fget() example

<?php

// path to remote file
$remote_file 'somefile.txt';
$local_file 'localfile.txt';

// open some file to write to
$handle fopen($local_file'w');

// 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 $remote_file and save it to $handle
if (ftp_fget($conn_id$handle$remote_fileFTP_ASCII0)) {
 echo 
"successfully written to $local_file\n";
} else {
 echo 
"There was a problem while downloading $remote_file to $local_file\n";
}

// close the connection and the file handler
ftp_close($conn_id);
fclose($handle);
?>

See Also

  • ftp_get() - Downloads a file from the FTP server
  • 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)

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