FAQ 9.25 How do I fetch/put an FTP file?

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9.25: How do I fetch/put an FTP file?

(contributed by brian d foy)

The "LWP" family of modules (available on CPAN as the libwww-perl
distribution) can work with FTP just like it can with many other
protocols. "LWP::Simple" makes it quite easy to fetch a file:

use LWP::Simple;

my $data = get( 'ftp://some.ftp.site/some/file.txt' );

If you want more direct or low-level control of the FTP process, you can
use the "Net::FTP" module (in the Standard Library since Perl 5.8). It's
documentation has examples showing you just how to do that.



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