get_filesystem_method ( $args = array(), $context = '', $allow_relaxed_file_ownership = false )

  • (array) args Optional. Connection details. Default empty array.
  • (string) context Optional. Full path to the directory that is tested for being writable. Default empty.
  • (bool) allow_relaxed_file_ownership Optional. Whether to allow Group/World writable. Default false.
  • (string) The transport to use, see description for valid return values.
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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'}.

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