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ftp_mlsd

(PHP 7 >= 7.2.0, PHP 8)

ftp_mlsdReturns a list of files in the given directory

Description

ftp_mlsd(FTP\Connection $ftp, string $directory): array|false

Parameters

ftp

An FTP\Connection instance.

directory

The directory to be listed.

Return Values

Returns an array of arrays with file infos from the specified directory on success or false on error.

Changelog

Version Description
8.1.0 The ftp parameter expects an FTP\Connection instance now; previously, a resource was expected.

Examples

Example #1 ftp_mlsd() example

<?php

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

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

// get contents of the current directory
$contents = ftp_mlsd($ftp, ".");

// output $contents
var_dump($contents);

?>

The above example will output something similar to:

array(5) {
  [0]=>
  array(8) {
    ["name"]=>
    string(1) "."
    ["modify"]=>
    string(14) "20171212154511"
    ["perm"]=>
    string(7) "flcdmpe"
    ["type"]=>
    string(4) "cdir"
    ["unique"]=>
    string(11) "811U5740002"
    ["UNIX.group"]=>
    string(2) "33"
    ["UNIX.mode"]=>
    string(4) "0755"
    ["UNIX.owner"]=>
    string(2) "33"
  }
  [1]=>
  array(8) {
    ["name"]=>
    string(2) ".."
    ["modify"]=>
    string(14) "20171212154511"
    ["perm"]=>
    string(7) "flcdmpe"
    ["type"]=>
    string(4) "pdir"
    ["unique"]=>
    string(11) "811U5740002"
    ["UNIX.group"]=>
    string(2) "33"
    ["UNIX.mode"]=>
    string(4) "0755"
    ["UNIX.owner"]=>
    string(2) "33"
  }
  [2]=>
  array(8) {
    ["name"]=>
    string(11) "public_html"
    ["modify"]=>
    string(14) "20171211171525"
    ["perm"]=>
    string(7) "flcdmpe"
    ["type"]=>
    string(3) "dir"
    ["unique"]=>
    string(11) "811U5740525"
    ["UNIX.group"]=>
    string(2) "33"
    ["UNIX.mode"]=>
    string(4) "0755"
    ["UNIX.owner"]=>
    string(2) "33"
  }
  [3]=>
  array(8) {
    ["name"]=>
    string(10) "public_ftp"
    ["modify"]=>
    string(14) "20171211174536"
    ["perm"]=>
    string(7) "flcdmpe"
    ["type"]=>
    string(3) "dir"
    ["unique"]=>
    string(11) "811U57405EE"
    ["UNIX.group"]=>
    string(2) "33"
    ["UNIX.mode"]=>
    string(4) "0755"
    ["UNIX.owner"]=>
    string(2) "33"
  }
  [4]=>
  array(8) {
    ["name"]=>
    string(3) "www"
    ["modify"]=>
    string(14) "www"
    ["perm"]=>
    string(7) "flcdmpe"
    ["type"]=>
    string(3) "dir"
    ["unique"]=>
    string(11) "811U5740780"
    ["UNIX.group"]=>
    string(2) "33"
    ["UNIX.mode"]=>
    string(4) "0755"
    ["UNIX.owner"]=>
    string(2) "33"
  }
}

See Also

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

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User Contributed Notes 2 notes

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fantastory dot net at gmail dot com
2 years ago
When running from script the function may require ftp_pasv, for swithching server to pasive mode.

If you are behind firewall ftp_mlsd will return FALSE otherwise.
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Frank Glck
8 days ago
sometimes it is necessary to set:

ftp_set_option($this->connection_id, FTP_USEPASVADDRESS, false)

before you set:
ftp_pasv($this->connection_id, $state)
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