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Re: Saving FTP File

by moklevat (Priest)
on Feb 27, 2008 at 20:19 UTC ( #670733=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Saving FTP File

Almost there! There are a few things you should clean up in addition to figuring out how get() works.

  • use strict;
  • Lexically scope all of those variables with "my" to make strict happy.
  • "Hardcode" your desired local directory, and tell get() about it.
  • You don't need to add a newline to the cwd().
  • Your syntax for printing the filelist with newlines won't work. Use map instead.
  • Add some error checking and feedback.
  • #!/usr/local/bin/perl -w use strict; use Net::FTP; my $hostname = 'mirror.anl.gov'; my $username = 'anonymous'; my $password = 'username@domain.com'; # Hardcode the directory and filename to get my $home = '/pub'; my $filename = 'motd'; # Hardcode the local directory my $localdir = '/home/boy/'; # Open the connection to the host my $ftp = Net::FTP->new($hostname) or die "Cannot connect to $hostname: $@"; # Construct object $ftp->login($username, $password) or die "Cannot login ", $ftp->message;; # Log in $ftp->cwd($home) or die "Cannot change working directory ", $ftp->message;# Change +directory my @filelist=$ftp->ls($home); print map { "$_\n"} @filelist; # Now get the file and leave $ftp->get($filename,$localdir.$filename) or die "Cannot get $filename: $@"; $ftp->quit;


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