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Old 03-21-2002
.netrc multiple ftp jobs to same machine

I have an ftp user, which has been setup to run ftp jobs to a specific machine (different jobs). for the first job i created .netrc in the ftp users home directory and added the appropriate commands

machine FTPBOX01 login user1 password xxx
macdef init
etc
etc
get file
bye

I use the command 'ftp FTPBOX01' in my shell script to call the entry for that machine in my .netrc file

However, I need this user to be able to run different jobs but on the same machine , for example my .netrc file would look something like this:

machine FTPBOX01 login user1 password xxx
macdef init
etc
etc
get file
bye

machine FTPBOX01 login user2 password xxx
macdef init
etc
etc
get another file
bye


however, because i am using the 'ftp FTPBOX01' command it cant dtermine which job to run it just gets the first matching entry in .netrc (ie the top one)

How can specify from within my shell script which job i want to run, somebody has suggested that i create a different ftp user with its own .netrc file, but this is not an option as there will possibly be hundreds of jobs to the same machine

Any help on this would be greatly appreciated

Thanks and regards
Gary
Smilie
 

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NETRC(5)						      BSD File Formats Manual							  NETRC(5)

NAME
netrc -- user configuration for ftp SYNOPSIS
~/.netrc DESCRIPTION
This file contains configuration and autologin information for the File Transfer Protocol client ftp(1). The .netrc file contains login and initialization information used by the auto-login process. It resides in the user's home directory. The following tokens are recognized; they may be separated by spaces, tabs, or new-lines: machine name Identify a remote machine name. The auto-login process searches the .netrc file for a machine token that matches the remote machine specified on the ftp command line or as an open command argument. Once a match is made, the subsequent .netrc tokens are processed, stopping when the end of file is reached or another machine or a default token is encountered. default This is the same as machine name except that default matches any name. There can be only one default token, and it must be after all machine tokens. This is normally used as: default login anonymous password user@site thereby giving the user automatic anonymous ftp login to machines not specified in .netrc. This can be overridden by using the -n flag to disable auto-login. login name Identify a user on the remote machine. If this token is present, the auto-login process will initiate a login using the specified name. password string Supply a password. If this token is present, the auto-login process will supply the specified string if the remote server requires a password as part of the login process. Note that if this token is present in the .netrc file for any user other than anonymous, ftp will abort the auto-login process if the .netrc is readable by anyone besides the user. account string Supply an additional account password. If this token is present, the auto-login process will supply the specified string if the remote server requires an additional account password, or the auto-login process will initiate an ACCT command if it does not. macdef name Define a macro. This token functions like the ftp macdef command functions. A macro is defined with the specified name; its con- tents begin with the next .netrc line and continue until a null line (consecutive new-line characters) is encountered. If a macro named init is defined, it is automatically executed as the last step in the auto-login process. SEE ALSO
ftp(1), ftpd(8) Linux NetKit (0.17) September 23, 1997 Linux NetKit (0.17)

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