FTP ... stands for File Transfer Protocol. You have a server which has directories that you can read files from or copy file to (Depending on you access).
By typing FTP at the shell (command line) you are starting a client that can "get" or "put" files on the server.
If you are looking at doing this Client stuff from within a script hardburn is correct look at Net::FTP. (Example from the docs below)
#You have to tell your script to use the module.
#Establish a connection to the ftp server (in this case some.host
$ftp = Net::FTP->new("some.host.name", Debug => 0)
or die "Cannot connect to some.host.name: $@";
#provide the login information to the ftp server
or die "Cannot login ", $ftp->message;
#Change dir to /pub
or die "Cannot change working directory ", $ftp->message;
#copy the file from the ftp server to your local dir.
or die "get failed ", $ftp->message;
#End your connection to the ftp server
If you are looking to write a "kind of" server you need to look at Net::FTPServer although I have had no experience with this.
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