Using ftp within perl

Posted on 2000-02-23
Last Modified: 2010-03-05

I am not very good at handling references.

when I am using the dir command it returns a reference to a list. How do I actually print that list & / or loop through the list ?
Question by:benwilkinson

Expert Comment

ID: 2550408
you should be able to do either of the following

@files = $FTP->dir();
foreach $File ($FTP->dir()) {};
print $FTP->dir();


Expert Comment

ID: 2555667
Why not just

for ($ftp->ls) {print "$_\n"}
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Expert Comment

ID: 2556293
#or if you already got it as a ref
$ref = $ftp->dir;
for( @{$ref} ){ print "$_\n"}

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KishoreS78 earned 25 total points
ID: 2557514
to a print the list of files in the directory
use $FTp->list([dir])command
to loop thru olthoff has suggested the answer that would work
or u could use
@files = $FTP->ls() if u r in the dirctory where u waanna list or loop thru

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