ftplib question: how to upload files?

Jeremy Jones zanesdad at bellsouth.net
Thu Sep 11 21:45:50 CEST 2003

* python at sarcastic-horse.com (python at sarcastic-horse.com) wrote:
> Hi:
> I want to write a procedure to automatically upload some files for me, but
> I'm getting stuck.  Before I write my own gruesome put() function, I
> wanted to check if there is an easier way.
> Here's what I can do so far:
> >>>import ftplib
> >>>conn = ftplib.FTP('ftp.example.com')
> >>>conn.login(user='userid', passwd='passwd')
> >>>conn.cwd('/var/www/html/incoming')
> What do I do to send files?
> I have three files I want to upload, but I'm not sure what to do.  I hoped
> to find a ftplib.put() method, but it looks like ftplib is a low-level
> interface.

It is definitely a lower level interface.  You need to do something like:

conn.storbinary('STOR %s' % (file_name),file_object)
to put in binary mode or:

conn.storbinary('STOR %s' % (file_name),file_object)
to put in ascii mode.


Jeremy Jones

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