[Tutor] FTP retrieve

Kent Johnson kent37 at tds.net
Tue Mar 15 15:45:07 CET 2005

Øyvind wrote:
> I have opened an FTP connection, and use the following to download a logfile:
> f = open('c:///web.log','w')
> ftp.retrlines('RETR ex050202.log', f.write)
> I have also tried with f.writelines.
> It works, but not as well as I would like. All the \n's are removed. How
> can I download an exact copy, so that each line actually ends up being on
> a separate line?

Define your own callback that inserts the missing \n:

f = open('c:///web.log','w')
def cb(line):

ftp.retrlines('RETR ex050202.log', cb)

Note that this callback relies on f being accessible as a global.


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