Calling ftp commands from python
mwm at mired.org
Thu Sep 1 05:10:54 CEST 2005
"Thierry Lam" <lamthierry at gmail.com> writes:
> Is it possible to run an ftp command to connect to some remote computer
> on the network.
Yes, but why would you want to do taht?
> For example, if I want to retrieve some data from
> \\remcomputer\datafiles on the network and copy it to my local
> computer, how do I do it in python on the Unix side?
Start with "import ftplib". Use ftplib to read the file, and write it
out wherever you want it - or don't, if the goal was to get the
contents of the file into your Python program. The API is sorta ugly,
but it works, and comes with Python.
Mike Meyer <mwm at mired.org> http://www.mired.org/home/mwm/
Independent WWW/Perforce/FreeBSD/Unix consultant, email for more information.
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