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PHP ftp_exec() Function

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Example

Request for execution of a command on 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);

$command = "ls-al > somefile.txt";

// execute command
if (ftp_exec($ftp_conn,$command))
  {
  echo "$command executed successfully.";
  }
else
  {
  echo "Execution of $command failed.";
  }

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

Definition and Usage

The ftp_exec() function requests for execution of a command on the FTP server.

Syntax

ftp_exec(ftp_connection,command);

Parameter Description
ftp_connection Required. Specifies the FTP connection to use
command Required. Specifies the command to execute

Technical Details

Return Value: Returns TRUE if command was executed successfully; FALSE otherwise
PHP Version: 4.0.3+

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