How do I get list of files from FTP server?

This example demonstrate how to retrieve list of files from FTP server.

package org.kodejava.example.commons.net;

import org.apache.commons.io.FileUtils;
import org.apache.commons.net.ftp.FTPClient;
import org.apache.commons.net.ftp.FTPFile;

import java.io.IOException;

public class FTPListDemo {
    public static void main(String[] args) {
        FTPClient client = new FTPClient();

        try {
            client.connect("ftp.example.org");
            client.login("admin", "admin123**");

            // Obtain a list of filenames in the current working
            // directory. When no file found an empty array will 
            // be returned.
            String[] names = client.listNames();
            for (String name : names) {
                System.out.println("Name = " + name);
            }

            FTPFile[] ftpFiles = client.listFiles();
            for (FTPFile ftpFile : ftpFiles) {
                // Check if FTPFile is a regular file
                if (ftpFile.getType() == FTPFile.FILE_TYPE) {
                    System.out.println("FTPFile: " + ftpFile.getName() +
                            "; " + FileUtils.byteCountToDisplaySize(
                            ftpFile.getSize()));
                }
            }
            client.logout();
        } catch (IOException e) {
            e.printStackTrace();
        } finally {
            try {
                client.disconnect();
            } catch (IOException e) {
                e.printStackTrace();
            }
        }
    }
}

Here is the example result of our code:

Name = .
Name = ..
Name = .data
Name = example.html
Name = Touch.dat
FTPFile: .data; 1 KB
FTPFile: examples.html; 1 bytes
FTPFile: Touch.dat; 0 bytes

Maven Dependencies

<dependency>
    <groupId>commons-net</groupId>
    <artifactId>commons-net</artifactId>
    <version>3.4</version>
</dependency>

Wayan Saryada

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