replace ftp by local copy

loial jldunn2000 at
Mon Feb 16 13:59:32 CET 2009

I have been given an old python application that calls ftplib in many
places to copy files to a remote server.

I have been given the task of cloneing this code so that ftp is not
used, but files are just copied locally in a scenerio where ftp is not
available. The code is not well structured which makes this more

Before starting this just wondered if anyone has previously done
anything like overriding the ftplib module so that I can leave the
existing code largely unchanged but have the ftp commands just copy
files locally?

Just thought I'd ask before getting started.

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