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ftp_nb_get

(PHP 4 >= 4.3.0)

ftp_nb_get -- Retrieves a file from the FTP server and writes it to a local file (non-blocking)

Description

int ftp_nb_get ( resource ftp_stream, string local_file, string remote_file, int mode [, int resumepos])

ftp_nb_get() retrieves remote_file from the FTP server, and saves it to local_file locally. The transfer mode specified must be either FTP_ASCII or FTP_BINARY. The difference between this function and the ftp_get() is that this function retrieves the file asynchronously, so your program can perform other operations while the file is being downloaded.

Returns FTP_FAILED, FTP_FINISHED, or FTP_MOREDATA.

Example 1. ftp_nb_get() example

<?php

// Initate the download
$ret = ftp_nb_get($my_connection, "test", "README", FTP_BINARY);
while ($ret == FTP_MOREDATA) {
   
   // Do whatever you want
   echo ".";

   // Continue downloading...
   $ret = ftp_nb_continue ($my_connection);
}
if ($ret != FTP_FINISHED) {
   echo "There was an error downloading the file...";
   exit(1);
}
 ?>

Example 2. Resuming a download with ftp_nb_get()

<?php

// Initate 
$ret = ftp_nb_get ($my_connection, "test", "README", FTP_BINARY, 
                      filesize("test"));
// OR: $ret = ftp_nb_get ($my_connection, "test", "README", 
//                           FTP_BINARY, FTP_AUTORESUME);
while ($ret == FTP_MOREDATA) {
   
   // Do whatever you want
   echo ".";

   // Continue downloading...
   $ret = ftp_nb_continue ($my_connection);
}
if ($ret != FTP_FINISHED) {
   echo "There was an error downloading the file...";
   exit(1);
}
 ?>

Example 3. Resuming a download at position 100 to a new file with ftp_nb_get()

<?php

// Disable Autoseek
ftp_set_option ($my_connection, FTP_AUTOSEEK, FALSE);

// Initiate
$ret = ftp_nb_get ($my_connection, "newfile", "README", FTP_BINARY, 100);
while ($ret == FTP_MOREDATA) {

   ...
   
   // Continue downloading...
   $ret = ftp_nb_continue ($my_connection);
}
 ?>

In the example above, "newfile" is 100 bytes smaller than "README" on the FTP server because we started reading at offset 100. If we have not have disabled FTP_AUTOSEEK, the first 100 bytes of "newfile" will be '\0'.

See also ftp_nb_fget(), ftp_nb_continue(), ftp_get(), and ftp_fget().

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