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Re: uploading a file to an FTP site

by sierrathedog04 (Hermit)
on Mar 22, 2001 at 04:38 UTC ( #66199=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to uploading a file to an FTP site

My interpretation of Apterigo's problem is that he does not need to use ftp. He could simply use the file upload feature of which is built into modern versions of Perl. This type of file upload uses http, not ftp.

Once the file is uploaded his form handler can test to see if the uploaded file is binary, move it based on the file type, and so on. The documentation provides the following example of how to move an uploaded file:

# Copy a binary file to somewhere safe open (OUTFILE,">>/usr/local/web/users/feedback"); while ($bytesread=read($filename,$buffer,1024)) { print OUTFILE $buffer; }

I have never used Net::FTP, but I suspect its use would be overkill in a case where ftp is not required.

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Re: Re: uploading a file to an FTP site
by dvergin (Monsignor) on Mar 22, 2001 at 05:14 UTC
    Hey, sierrathedog04, nice take on using an easily-missed feature of On the other hand, if the program is not already using, using it just for this introduces more overhead than necessary for a simple task. In that case, I'd use Net::FTP.

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