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get_filesystem_method ›

Since2.5.0
Deprecatedn/a
get_filesystem_method ( $args = array(), $context = '', $allow_relaxed_file_ownership = false )
Parameters: (3)
  • (array) $args Optional. Connection details. Default empty array.
    Required: No
    Default: array()
  • (string) $context Optional. Full path to the directory that is tested for being writable. Default empty.
    Required: No
    Default: (empty)
  • (bool) $allow_relaxed_file_ownership Optional. Whether to allow Group/World writable. Default false.
    Required: No
    Default: false
Links:
  • may define a custom transport handler, See WP_Filesystem().
Returns:
  • (string) The transport to use, see description for valid return values.
Defined at:
Codex:

Determines which method to use for reading, writing, modifying, or deleting files on the filesystem.

The priority of the transports are: Direct, SSH2, FTP PHP Extension, FTP Sockets (Via Sockets class, or fsockopen()). Valid values for these are: 'direct', 'ssh2', 'ftpext' or 'ftpsockets'.

The return value can be overridden by defining the FS_METHOD constant in wp-config.php, or filtering via {@see 'filesystem_method'}.



Source

function get_filesystem_method( $args = array(), $context = '', $allow_relaxed_file_ownership = false ) {
	$method = defined('FS_METHOD') ? FS_METHOD : false; // Please ensure that this is either 'direct', 'ssh2', 'ftpext' or 'ftpsockets'

	if ( ! $context ) {
		$context = WP_CONTENT_DIR;
	}

	// If the directory doesn't exist (wp-content/languages) then use the parent directory as we'll create it.
	if ( WP_LANG_DIR == $context && ! is_dir( $context ) ) {
		$context = dirname( $context );
	}

	$context = trailingslashit( $context );

	if ( ! $method ) {

		$temp_file_name = $context . 'temp-write-test-' . time();
		$temp_handle = @fopen($temp_file_name, 'w');
		if ( $temp_handle ) {

			// Attempt to determine the file owner of the WordPress files, and that of newly created files
			$wp_file_owner = $temp_file_owner = false;
			if ( function_exists('fileowner') ) {
				$wp_file_owner = @fileowner( __FILE__ );
				$temp_file_owner = @fileowner( $temp_file_name );
			}

			if ( $wp_file_owner !== false && $wp_file_owner === $temp_file_owner ) {
				// WordPress is creating files as the same owner as the WordPress files,
				// this means it's safe to modify & create new files via PHP.
				$method = 'direct';
				$GLOBALS['_wp_filesystem_direct_method'] = 'file_owner';
			} elseif ( $allow_relaxed_file_ownership ) {
				// The $context directory is writable, and $allow_relaxed_file_ownership is set, this means we can modify files
				// safely in this directory. This mode doesn't create new files, only alter existing ones.
				$method = 'direct';
				$GLOBALS['_wp_filesystem_direct_method'] = 'relaxed_ownership';
			}

			@fclose($temp_handle);
			@unlink($temp_file_name);
		}
 	}

	if ( ! $method && isset($args['connection_type']) && 'ssh' == $args['connection_type'] && extension_loaded('ssh2') && function_exists('stream_get_contents') ) $method = 'ssh2';
	if ( ! $method && extension_loaded('ftp') ) $method = 'ftpext';
	if ( ! $method && ( extension_loaded('sockets') || function_exists('fsockopen') ) ) $method = 'ftpsockets'; //Sockets: Socket extension; PHP Mode: FSockopen / fwrite / fread

	/**
	 * Filters the filesystem method to use.
	 *
	 * @since 2.6.0
	 *
	 * @param string $method  Filesystem method to return.
	 * @param array  $args    An array of connection details for the method.
	 * @param string $context Full path to the directory that is tested for being writable.
	 * @param bool   $allow_relaxed_file_ownership Whether to allow Group/World writable.
	 */
	return apply_filters( 'filesystem_method', $method, $args, $context, $allow_relaxed_file_ownership );
}