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PHP ftp_alloc() function


Definition and usage

The ftp_alloc () function allocates space for files to be uploaded to the FTP server.

If successful, the function returns TRUE. If it fails, it returns FALSE.

Syntax

ftp_alloc (ftp_connection, size, return)

parameters description
ftp_connection Required. Specifies the FTP connection to use.
size Required. Specifies the number of bytes to be allocated.
return Optional. A variable that specifies the response from the storage server.


Tips and comments

Note: Many FTP servers do not support this command.


Instance 1

<?php
$conn = ftp_connect("ftp.testftp.com") or die("Could not connect");
ftp_login($conn,"admin","ert456");

ftp_alloc($conn,"160",$response);
echo $response;

ftp_close($conn);
?>


Examples 2

<?php
$file = "myfile.txt";

$conn = ftp_connect("ftp.testftp.com") or die("Could not connect");
ftp_login($conn,"admin","ert456");

if (ftp_alloc($conn, filesize($file), $response))
{
echo "Space allocated on server.";
}
else
{
echo "Unable to allocate space. " . $response;
}

ftp_close($conn);
?>