using urllib with ftp?

John Salerno johnjsal at
Thu May 4 22:24:52 CEST 2006

I've tried this already and it seems to work, but I'm curious if it's 
okay to use urllib when trying to access a url that begins with ftp:// 
instead of http://. Does this matter? It's only a text file, so it's not 
  really an FTP server I'm accessing, I don't think. I wasn't sure if 
using ftplib would be overkill in this case, or if you even could use it 
at all if you just want to get the page itself (the txt file).


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