gettextfile(remotefile, localfile = File.basename(remotefile))public
Retrieves remotefile in ASCII (text) mode, storing the result in localfile. If a block is supplied, it is passed the retrieved data one line at a time.
# File lib/net/ftp.rb, line 518 def gettextfile(remotefile, localfile = File.basename(remotefile), &block) # :yield: line f = open(localfile, "w") begin retrlines("RETR " + remotefile) do |line| f.puts(line) yield(line) if block end ensure f.close end end
I was surprised to find that the local file is opened and written even if you pass the block. If you’re local working directory isn’t writeable or doesn’t have the space, you’re out of luck.