FAQ 9.25 How do I fetch/put an FTP file?

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9.25: How do I fetch/put an FTP file?

    (contributed by brian d foy)

    The "LWP" family of modules (available on CPAN as the libwww-perl
    distibution) can work with FTP just like it can with many other
    protocols. "LWP::Simple" makes it quite easy to fetch a file:

            use LWP::Simple;

            my $data = get( 'ftp://some.ftp.site/some/file.txt ' );

    If you want more direct or low-level control of the FTP process, you can
    use the "Net::FTP" module (in the Standard Library since Perl 5.8). It's
    documentation has examples showing you just how to do that.


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