I have a very simple utility script using ftplib on python 2.7 to upload web files to my remote host. However, storlines hangs and just sits there for a couple of minutes. Doesn't have the decency to throw any kind of exception.
I've verified that the connection works from the REPL. storlines hangs both from the REPL and from the commandline script.
my test file is 22 bytes (not KB, bytes), so it seems very unlikely that things are just timing out. Also, at the REPL, after I kill the hung upload via cntrl-c, I can get output from
ftp.dir(), so I know I'm not losing the connection at some point.
the aforementioned output from
ftp.dir() is much larger than my test file, and arrives within a few seconds, so I know the problem isn't network latency.
based on this prior SO I've tried adding
ftp.set_pasv(False) before the upload function definition, but that does nada.
Does anyone else have any ideas about what could be going wrong here? Here's the code:
from ftplib import FTP
ftp = FTP([MYSERVER], [MYUSER], [MYPASSWORD])
full = sys.argv
path = 'public_html/' + full[:full.rfind('/') + 1]
filename = full[full.rfind('/') + 1:]
def upload(method, mode, filename):
with open(filename, mode) as fileobject:
method('STOR' +filename, fileobject)
if filename.endswith(('.htm','.html','.py','.cgi','.js','.css','.txt','.md', '.svg')):
upload(ftp.storlines, 'r', filename)
upload(ftp.storbinary, 'rb', filename)
and, seriously, this is the full file I'm trying to upload, with the filename test.md:
this is a test.