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Method to get a file from the FTP server and save it to a local file

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get($local, $remote)
Parameter Name Default Value Description
$local $local Path to local file to save remote file as
$remote $remote Path to remote file to get on the FTP server


boolean True if successful

Defined in



jimport( 'joomla.client.ftp' );

Source Body

function get($local, $remote) {
        // Determine file type
        $mode = $this->_findMode($remote);
        // If native FTP support is enabled lets use it...
        if (FTP_NATIVE) {
                // turn passive mode on
                if (@ftp_pasv($this->_conn, true) === false) {
                        JError::raiseWarning('36', 'JFTP::get: Unable to use passive mode' );
                        return false;
                if (@ftp_get($this->_conn, $local, $remote, $mode) === false) {
                        JError::raiseWarning('35', 'JFTP::get: Bad response' );
                        return false;
                return true;
        // Check to see if the local file can be opened for writing
        $fp = fopen($local, "wb");
        if (!$fp) {
                JError::raiseWarning('38', 'JFTP::get: Unable to open local file for writing', 'Local path: '.$local );
                return false;
        // Start passive mode
        if (!$this->_passive()) {
                JError::raiseWarning('36', 'JFTP::get: Unable to use passive mode' );
                return false;
        if (!$this->_putCmd('RETR '.$remote, array (150, 125))) {
                @ fclose($this->_dataconn);
                JError::raiseWarning('35', 'JFTP::get: Bad response', 'Server response: '.$this->_response.' [Expected: 150 or 125] Path sent: '.$remote );
                return false;
        // Read data from data port connection and add to the buffer
        while (!feof($this->_dataconn)) {
                $buffer = fread($this->_dataconn, 4096);
                $ret = fwrite($fp, $buffer, 4096);
        // Close the data port connection and file pointer
        if (!$this->_verifyResponse(226)) {
                JError::raiseWarning('37', 'JFTP::get: Transfer Failed', 'Server response: '.$this->_response.' [Expected: 226] Path sent: '.$remote );
                return false;
        return true;

[Edit See Also] SeeAlso:JFTP/get


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