FTP URI syntax is defined by RFC1738 section 3.2.

This class will be redesigned because of difference of implementations; the structure of its path. draft-hoffman-ftp-uri-04 is a draft but it is a good summary about the de facto spec. tools.ietf.org/html/draft-hoffman-ftp-uri-04

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Included Modules
Constants
DEFAULT_PORT = 21
 

A Default port of 21 for URI::FTP

COMPONENT = [ :scheme, :userinfo, :host, :port, :path, :typecode ].freeze
 

An Array of the available components for URI::FTP

TYPECODE = ['a', 'i', 'd'].freeze
 

Typecode is “a”, “i” or “d”.

  • “a” indicates a text file (the FTP command was ASCII)

  • “i” indicates a binary file (FTP command IMAGE)

  • “d” indicates the contents of a directory should be displayed

TYPECODE_PREFIX = ';type='.freeze
 

Typecode prefix

';type='
Attributes
[R] typecode

typecode accessor

see URI::FTP::COMPONENT

Class Public methods
build(args)

Description

Creates a new URI::FTP object from components, with syntax checking.

The components accepted are userinfo, host, port, path and typecode.

The components should be provided either as an Array, or as a Hash with keys formed by preceding the component names with a colon.

If an Array is used, the components must be passed in the order

userinfo, host, port, path, typecode

If the path supplied is absolute, it will be escaped in order to make it absolute in the URI. Examples:

require 'uri'

uri = URI::FTP.build(['user:password', 'ftp.example.com', nil,
  '/path/file.zip', 'i'])
puts uri.to_s  ->  ftp://user:password@ftp.example.com/%2Fpath/file.zip;type=i

uri2 = URI::FTP.build({:host => 'ftp.example.com',
  :path => 'ruby/src'})
puts uri2.to_s  ->  ftp://ftp.example.com/ruby/src
# File lib/uri/ftp.rb, line 96
def self.build(args)

  # Fix the incoming path to be generic URL syntax
  # FTP path  ->  URL path
  # foo/bar       /foo/bar
  # /foo/bar      /%2Ffoo/bar
  #
  if args.kind_of?(Array)
    args[3] = '/' + args[3].sub(/^\//, '%2F')
  else
    args[:path] = '/' + args[:path].sub(/^\//, '%2F')
  end

  tmp = Util::make_components_hash(self, args)

  if tmp[:typecode]
    if tmp[:typecode].size == 1
      tmp[:typecode] = TYPECODE_PREFIX + tmp[:typecode]
    end
    tmp[:path] << tmp[:typecode]
  end

  return super(tmp)
end
new(scheme, userinfo, host, port, registry, path, opaque, query, fragment, parser = nil, arg_check = false)

Description

Creates a new URI::FTP object from generic URL components with no syntax checking.

Unlike build(), this method does not escape the path component as required by RFC1738; instead it is treated as per RFC2396.

Arguments are scheme, userinfo, host, port, registry, path, opaque, query and fragment, in that order.

# File lib/uri/ftp.rb, line 133
def initialize(scheme,
               userinfo, host, port, registry,
               path, opaque,
               query,
               fragment,
               parser = nil,
               arg_check = false)
  raise InvalidURIError unless path
  path = path.sub(/^\//,'')
  path.sub!(/^%2F/,'/')
  super(scheme, userinfo, host, port, registry, path, opaque,
        query, fragment, parser, arg_check)
  @typecode = nil
  if tmp = @path.index(TYPECODE_PREFIX)
    typecode = @path[tmp + TYPECODE_PREFIX.size..-1]
    @path = @path[0..tmp - 1]

    if arg_check
      self.typecode = typecode
    else
      self.set_typecode(typecode)
    end
  end
end
Instance Public methods
path()

Returns the path from an FTP URI.

RFC 1738 specifically states that the path for an FTP URI does not include the / which separates the URI path from the URI host. Example:

ftp://ftp.example.com/pub/ruby

The above URI indicates that the client should connect to ftp.example.com then cd pub/ruby from the initial login directory.

If you want to cd to an absolute directory, you must include an escaped / (%2F) in the path. Example:

ftp://ftp.example.com/%2Fpub/ruby

This method will then return “/pub/ruby”

# File lib/uri/ftp.rb, line 241
def path
  return @path.sub(/^\//,'').sub(/^%2F/,'/')
end
to_s()

Returns a String representation of the URI::FTP

# File lib/uri/ftp.rb, line 252
def to_s
  save_path = nil
  if @typecode
    save_path = @path
    @path = @path + TYPECODE_PREFIX + @typecode
  end
  str = super
  if @typecode
    @path = save_path
  end

  return str
end
typecode=(typecode)

Args

v

String

Description

public setter for the typecode v. (with validation)

see also URI::FTP.check_typecode

Usage

require 'uri'

uri = URI.parse("ftp://john@ftp.example.com/my_file.img")
#=> #<URI::FTP:0x00000000923650 URL:ftp://john@ftp.example.com/my_file.img>
uri.typecode = "i"
# =>  "i"
uri
#=> #<URI::FTP:0x00000000923650 URL:ftp://john@ftp.example.com/my_file.img;type=i>
# File lib/uri/ftp.rb, line 209
def typecode=(typecode)
  check_typecode(typecode)
  set_typecode(typecode)
  typecode
end
Instance Protected methods
set_path(v)

Private setter for the path of the URI::FTP

# File lib/uri/ftp.rb, line 246
def set_path(v)
  super("/" + v.sub(/^\//, "%2F"))
end
set_typecode(v)

Private setter for the typecode v

see also #typecode=

# File lib/uri/ftp.rb, line 180
def set_typecode(v)
  @typecode = v
end