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I've to FTP few .txt files from the remote location and I've the following code to do it.

When I'm reading the remote files (only .txt) I want my perl script to be case insensitive that mean i want to read the file name ends with

.txt, .TXT, .Txt etc...


currently I'm the sub routing mget($ftp,'*.txt') only reading the small case .txt files from the remote location.

Please help.


  my $ftp = Net::FTP->new($server, Debug => 0) or die "Connect failed: $@\n";
  $ftp->login($userid, $password) or die "Login to the FTP server failed: ",$ftp->message,"\n";
  $ftp->ascii;
  $ftp->cwd($remotedir) or die "Failed to cd: $ftp->message\n";
      
  mget($ftp, '*.txt'); ## need to look for .TXT or .Txt




 sub mget {
    my ($ftp, $pattern) = @_;
    foreach my $file ($ftp->ls($pattern)) {
        $ftp->get($file)
        or warn $ftp->message;
    }
}


Thanks a lot.
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mget($ftp, '*.txt'); ## need to look for .TXT or .Txt
mget($ftp, '\.txt$'); ## need to look for .TXT or .Txt
 
sub mget {
    my ($ftp, $pattern) = @_;
    foreach my $file ($ftp->ls) {
        next unless $file =~ /$pattern/i;
        $ftp->get($file)
        or warn $ftp->message;
    }
}

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super ! Fantastic!

Thanks again.
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