I hope you're doing well. I have a question about the `ftp_mlsd()` function in PHP, and I was wondering if someone could help me out. I have been trying to understand how this function works and how I can utilize it in my FTP application.
To provide some context, I am currently working on a project where I need to retrieve and manage the directory listing from an FTP server. After some research, I discovered that the `ftp_mlsd()` function is specifically designed for this purpose.
However, I'm still a bit confused about its exact usage. From my understanding, this function is used to retrieve the directory listing in a standardized format (Machine-readable Listing) as specified in the MLSD FTP command. What I'm not clear on is how to actually implement it and extract the directory listing information.
I would greatly appreciate it if someone could provide a clear and concise example of how to use the `ftp_mlsd()` function. Specifically, I would like to understand how to connect to an FTP server, retrieve the directory listing using `ftp_mlsd()`, and parse the returned data in a meaningful way.
Any code snippets or step-by-step explanations would be extremely helpful. Also, if there are any additional settings or configurations I need to be aware of before utilizing this function, please do let me know.
Thank you so much in advance for your time and assistance. I look forward to learning from your expertise.