PHP 5.4.32 Released

ftp_exec

(PHP 4 >= 4.0.3, PHP 5)

ftp_execRequests execution of a command on the FTP server

Description

bool ftp_exec ( resource $ftp_stream , string $command )

Sends a SITE EXEC command request to the FTP server.

Parameters

ftp_stream

The link identifier of the FTP connection.

command

The command to execute.

Return Values

Returns TRUE if the command was successful (server sent response code: 200); otherwise returns FALSE.

Examples

Example #1 ftp_exec() example

<?php

// variable initialization
$command 'ls -al >files.txt';

// set up basic connection
$conn_id ftp_connect($ftp_server);

// login with username and password
$login_result ftp_login($conn_id$ftp_user_name$ftp_user_pass);

// execute command
if (ftp_exec($conn_id$command)) {
    echo 
"$command executed successfully\n";
} else {
    echo 
"could not execute $command\n";
}

// close the connection
ftp_close($conn_id);

?>

See Also

  • ftp_raw() - Sends an arbitrary command to an FTP server

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sam at totallydigital dot co dot nz
10 years ago
A word of caution, execution via FTP isn't very widely supported.  Check that it works on the servers that you intend to connect to before you start coding something that requires this.
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