Using Net::FTP

How can I sort/order by date so I could just download 10 latest files;

Any tips, tricks, links, suggestions are much appreciated ;)

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Assuming your FTP server supports "LIST -altr", this script should work.

You may need to change the regular expressions to work with your FTP server.


use strict;
use warnings;
use Net::FTP;

print "Connecting...\n";
my $ftp = Net::FTP->new("ftp.server", Debug => 0) or die "Connect failed: $@\n";

print "Logging in...\n";
$ftp->login("username", "password") or die "Login failed: ",$ftp->message,"\n";

print "Changing directory...\n";
$ftp->cwd("/path/to/some/directory") or die "Failed to cd: $ftp->message\n";

print "Listing directory...\n";
my $dataconn = $ftp->list("-altr") or die "List failed: ",$ftp->message,"\n";

my $listdata = '';
while($dataconn->read(my $buff, 1024)) {
    $listdata .= $buff;

# split into lines, weeding out "." and ".." entries
my @lines = grep { !/\s+\.\.?$/ } split(/\r?\n/, $listdata);

# remove all but last 10
@lines = splice(@lines, -10);

print "$_\n" foreach @lines;
print "\n";

# extract the filenames
my @filenames = map {
    /\s[A-Z][a-z][a-z]\s+\d\d?\s+\d\d:\d\d\s(.*)$/ ? $1 : die "Error parsing listing"
} @lines;

foreach (@filenames) {
    print "Downloading \"$_\" ...\n";

print "Quitting...";

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