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How can I FTP files from within PERL WITHOUT NET::FTP?

by bigtiny (Acolyte)
on Nov 13, 2000 at 20:12 UTC ( #41328=categorized question: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??
Contributed by bigtiny on Nov 13, 2000 at 20:12 UTC
Q&A  > HTTP and FTP clients


I need to write a tool that includes FTP. I cannot depend on additional modules that may or may not have been downloaded from CPAN, so I'm going to assume that NET::FTP is NOT part of the PERL5 distribution that comes on our AIX boxes ( can I display a list of the modules included in the distribution?). thanks, bigtiny

Answer: How can I FTP files from within PERL WITHOUT NET::FTP?
contributed by Fastolfe

If you've resigned yourself to reinventing the wheel, I suggest taking a look at Net::FTP and using some of the code in that module. Just because you don't feel you can rely on its presence doesn't mean you can't use some of the same code.

Additionally, check out the CPAN module for ways of programmatically determining what modules are installed and what versions they are. Note that CPAN probably requires some LWP:: or Net:: modules, so that may be out as well.

Answer: How can I FTP files from within PERL WITHOUT NET::FTP?
contributed by Anonymous Monk

Hi,how about you try to play around with this code.It includes an FTP process.I'm trying to use UNIX embedded command inside the program, instead of using the NET::FTP.

#!/usr/bin/perl print "Content-type:text/html\n\n"; use File::Copy; $remotehost1 ="a"; $remotepath ="/b"; $remoteuser ="c"; $remotepass ="d"; @fileftp = qw(x.wml y.wml z.wml); $cmd="ftp -n"; foreach $wmlfile (@fileftp) { if(-f $wmlfile) { $ftp_commands = " open $remotehost1 user $remoteuser $remotepass cd $remotepath asc put $wmlfile bye "; open (CMD, "|$cmd"); print CMD $ftp_commands; close (CMD); print "File $wmlfile has been transferred \n"; print "<br>\n"; $finish = 'transfer'; copy ("$wmlfile","./$finish/$wmlfile"); } }

Hope,it will help. -VREMPIRE-

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