What is PhpDig?
PhpDig is a PHP MySQL based
Web Spider & Search Engine.



ftp_get — Gets a file from the FTP server and copies it to a location.


bool ftp_get(, , , );
: FTP stream
: Destination of the file
: Source of the remote file
: Mode of file transfer


TRUE on success or FALSE on error


Gets a remote file from the FTP server and copies it to a local destination . This function sends a "RETR" command to the server, the user must have read permissions on the FTP server for this function to work. Possible transferMode s are FTP_BINARY and FTP_ASCII. The source and destination parameters may be absolute filesystem paths or may be relative to the current directory on the appropriate end (the local current directory for the destination, or the remote current directory for the source).


PHP 3>= 3.0.13, PHP 4 >= 4.0b4


Example 362. Download a file

$ftpStream = ftp_connect("my.ftp.server");
$loginResult = ftp_login($ftpStream, "username", "password");
if ($loginResult) {
            //get the remote file and put it in the same directory as the php file
   ftp_get($ftpStream, 'local.txt', 'remote.txt', FTP_ASCII);

            //display the contents of the file just downloaded
            $fp = fopen('local.txt', 'r');

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