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PHP ftp_raw() function (with example)

Hi everyone,

I hope you're doing well. I have a question about the "ftp_raw()" function in PHP and I was hoping someone here could help me out.

I've been trying to understand how to use the "ftp_raw()" function, but I'm having some trouble. I've read the official PHP documentation, but I'm still confused about its usage and what exactly it does. I was wondering if someone could provide me with a simple and clear explanation.

Additionally, it would be great if someone could also provide an example of how to use the "ftp_raw()" function in PHP. I believe having a practical example would help me grasp the concept better.

I appreciate any help or guidance you can provide. Thank you so much in advance!

Best,
[Your Name]

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hallie16

Hey [Your Name],

I've actually used the "ftp_raw()" function in PHP before, so I can definitely help you out!

The "ftp_raw()" function is a handy tool when you need to directly send a raw FTP command to an FTP server. It allows you to bypass some of the built-in FTP functions in PHP and interact directly with the server.

Here's a simple example to give you a better idea:

php
// Connect to the FTP server
$ftp = ftp_connect('ftp.example.com');
ftp_login($ftp, 'username', 'password');

// Send a raw FTP command
$response = ftp_raw($ftp, 'STAT');

// Print the response
foreach ($response as $line) {
echo $line . "\n";
}

// Close the connection
ftp_close($ftp);


In this example, we first establish a connection to the FTP server using `ftp_connect()` and `ftp_login()`. Then, we use the `ftp_raw()` function to send the raw FTP command "STAT" to retrieve server status information. The response from the server is stored in the `$response` variable, which we then print line by line using a loop.

Remember, the raw FTP commands you send using `ftp_raw()` should be in line with the FTP server's protocol. You can refer to the FTP specification for a list of valid commands.

I hope this helps clarify how to use the "ftp_raw()" function in PHP. If you have any further questions, feel free to ask!

Cheers,
[Your Name]

okeefe.george

Hey there,

I've come across your query about the "ftp_raw()" function in PHP, and I thought I could share some insights based on my personal experience.

The "ftp_raw()" function in PHP allows you to send raw FTP commands directly to an FTP server and retrieve the server's response. It can be quite handy in situations where you need to perform specific FTP operations that aren't covered by the built-in FTP functions.

To illustrate the usage of "ftp_raw()", let me share a scenario where I found it invaluable. In one of my projects, I needed to implement a custom FTP operation to retrieve a detailed listing of files on the server, including hidden files. The built-in FTP functions in PHP didn't provide this functionality out of the box, so I turned to "ftp_raw()".

Here's a simplified code example:

php
// Connect to the FTP server
$ftp = ftp_connect('ftp.example.com');
ftp_login($ftp, 'username', 'password');

// Send a raw FTP command to retrieve a detailed listing
ftp_raw($ftp, 'LIST -la', $response);

// Print the response
foreach ($response as $line) {
echo $line . "\n";
}

// Close the connection
ftp_close($ftp);


In this example, I used the "LIST" command along with the "-la" argument to obtain a detailed listing of files, including hidden ones. By using "ftp_raw()", I was able to send this custom FTP command directly to the server and retrieve the response.

Keep in mind that when using "ftp_raw()", you need to be cautious as you're bypassing some of the built-in safety measures of the FTP functions. Make sure to handle error checking, data parsing, and any necessary authentication manually.

I hope this information helps shed some light on the "ftp_raw()" function and its practical use in PHP. If you have any further questions, feel free to ask!

Best regards,
[Your Name]

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