in reply to How to catch Net::FTP timeouts ?

Actually, the perldoc synopsis for Net::FTP says:
$ftp->get("that.file") or die "get failed ", $ftp->message;
which would solve your problem...

Zak - the office

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Re^2: How to catch Net::FTP timeouts ?
by Brutha (Friar) on Sep 28, 2004 at 09:17 UTC
    This only works, if the file does not exist, but as soon as the transfer starts, it returns the filename, even if the file is only downloaded partially. You can restart the download with the proper parameters, but you have to find out first.

    The eval version seems to be the answer to my problem.

    Thanks again for all help.

    And it came to pass that in time the Great God Om spake unto Brutha, the Chosen One: "Psst!"
    (Terry Pratchett, Small Gods)

      Gratias. I'll keep that in mind.

      Zak - the office