An FTP client module for node.js
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Node-Ftp

Ftp client library with extended commands and response handling for passive and active modes built on node and with underscore.

Usage

 var client = new Ftp({
     host: "some_known_host",
     port: 21
 });

 var basePath = "";
 client.on("connect", function(err) {
     client.auth("user", "pass", function(err) {
         if (err)
            throw err;
        client.pwd(function(err, workingDir) {
            if (err)
                throw err;
            // Fetch basePath to issue all commands using the initial directory later
            basePath = workingDir;
            client.readdir(basePath, function(err, list) {
                if (err)
                    throw err;
                list.forEach(function(node){ console.log(node.name); });
            });
        });
     });
 });

 client.connect();

Installation (coming soon)

$ npm install node-ftp (coming soon)

Quick Start

Add the module to your file access point using require() and go for it!

Features

  • Includes most FTP commands and normalizes their behavior
  • Fully tested parser for unix and ms-dos lists
  • Self-management of sockets for passive and active mode (coming soon) connections
  • Smart queueing for commands (sequential commands need to be issued without interruptions, such as RNFR -> RNTO), maybe a future version will improve this
  • Implements several advanced commands and extensions: SYST, STAT, CHMOD, SIZE, MDTM, IDLE, NOOP
  • Connection persistance using either NOOP if server implements it or LIST
  • Pre-implementation to deal with servers timezone's hour difference
  • Buffers are used in GET/PUT/APPEND instead of file streams
  • CWD is issued before relevant commands solving any problems with absolute paths containing whitespaces
  • High focus on performance and fast queuing
  • Friendly API

Contributors

API

  • end()
  • connect(port, host)
  • auth(user, password, callback)
  • pwd(callback)
  • cwd(path, callback)
  • get(path, callback)
  • put(buffer, destpath, callback, append)
  • append(buffer, destpath, callback)
  • delete(path, callback)
  • rename(pathFrom, pathTo, callback)
  • mkdir(path, callback)
  • rmdir(path, callback)
  • stat(path, callback)
  • readdir(path, callback) [uses retrLines]
  • retrLines(path, callback)
  • system(callback)
  • status(callback)
  • chmod(path, mode, callback)
  • size(path, callback)
  • lastMod(path, callback)
  • idle(path, callback)
  • noop(callback)
  • restart(offset, callback) [not tested]
  • send(cmd, params, callback) [command issuer]
  • Stat(struct) [object wrapper for parsed lines]

Node Compatibility

@todo

Viewing Examples

Create FTP projects at [Cloud9](c9.io)

Running Tests

@todo

Feedback

File bugs or other issues here.

License

(The MIT License)

Copyright (c) 2011 Ajax.org B.V. (info AT ajax DOT org)

Copyright (c) 2011 Brian White

Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the 'Software'), to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:

The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software.

THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED 'AS IS', WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE.