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PHP ftp_rawlist() Function

❮ PHP FTP Reference


Get list of files with file information:

// 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);

// get the file list for /
$filelist = ftp_rawlist($ftp_conn, "/");

// close connection

// output $filelist

The output could look something like this:

[0] => string(57) "drw-rw-rw- 1 user group 0 Jan 03 08:33 images"
[1] => string(62) "-rw-rw-rw- 1 user group 160 Feb 16 13:54 php"
[2] => string(75) "-rw-rw-rw- 1 user group 20 Feb 14 12:22 test"

Definition and Usage

The ftp_rawlist() function returns a list of files with file information (from a specified directory on the FTP server).


ftp_rawlist(ftp_conn, dir, recursive);

Parameter Values

Parameter Description
ftp_conn Required. Specifies the FTP connection to use
dir Required. Specifies the directory path. May include arguments for the LIST command. Tip: Use "." to specify the current directory
recursive Optional. By default, this function sends a "LIST" command to the server. However, if the recursive parameter is set to TRUE, it sends a "LIST -R" command

Technical Details

Return Value: An array where each element corresponds to one line of text (no parsing is performed). Returns FALSE on failure
PHP Version: 4+
PHP Changelog: The recursive parameter was added in PHP 4.3

❮ PHP FTP Reference