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PHP ftp_alloc() Function

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Example

Allocate space for a file and upload file to the FTP server:

<?php
// connect and login to FTP server
$ftp_server = "ftp.example.com";
$ftp_conn = ftp_connect($ftp_server) or die("Could not connect to $ftp_server");
$login = ftp_login($ftp_conn, $ftp_username, $ftp_userpass);

$file = "/test/myfile";

// allocate space
if (ftp_alloc($ftp_conn, filesize($file), $result))
  {
  echo "Space allocated on server. Sending $file.";
  ftp_put($ftp_conn, "/files/myfile", $file, FTP_BINARY);
  }
else
  {
  echo "Error! Server said: $result";
  }

// close connection
ftp_close($ftp_conn);
?>

Definition and Usage

The ftp_alloc() function allocates space for a file to be uploaded to the FTP server.

Note: Many FTP servers do not support this command!


Syntax

ftp_alloc(ftp_connection,filesize,result);

Parameter Description
ftp_connection Required. Specifies the FTP connection to use
filesize Required. Specifies the number of bytes to allocate
result Optional. Specifies a variable to store the server response in

Technical Details

Return Value: Returns TRUE on success or FALSE on failure
PHP Version: 5+

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