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PHP ftp_get() Function

❮ PHP FTP Reference

Example

Download a file from the FTP server, and save it into a local file: 

<?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);

$local_file = "local.zip";
$server_file = "server.zip";

// download server file
if (ftp_get($ftp_conn, $local_file, $server_file, FTP_ASCII))
  {
  echo "Successfully written to $local_file.";
  }
else
  {
  echo "Error downloading $server_file.";
  }

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

Definition and Usage

The ftp_get() function gets (downloads) a file from the FTP server, and saves it into a local file.


Syntax

ftp_get(ftp_conn, local_file, server_file, mode, startpos);
Parameter Description
ftp_conn Required. Specifies the FTP connection to use
local_file Required. Specifies the local file path (will be overwritten if the file already exists)
server_file Required. Specifies the server file to download
mode Optional. Specifies the transfer mode. Possible values: FTP_ASCII or FTP_BINARY
startpos Optional. Specifies the position in the remote file to start downloading from


Technical Details

Return Value:  TRUE on success, FALSE on failure
PHP Version: 4+
PHP Changelog: PHP 7.3 - The mode parameter was made optional.
PHP 4.3 - The startpos parameter was added.

❮ PHP FTP Reference