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Originally Posted by sysgate
I haven't read the entire thread, but when it comes to automated FTP transfers ( every day to backup machine ) use rsync.
In my case rsync is blocked by 2 firewalls, But even if it wasn't blocked the customer doesn't want to install any additional software and wants to use their ftp server.
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# 30  
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Originally Posted by Tornado
Anyone have any ideas how I can remove files older then 28 days from the remote servers .sent directory($ROUT/.sent) ?
You will need to get a directory listing of the remote directory and parse it to extract the name and date. See this thread to see a script that does this sort of thing.
# 31  
I managed to get it working by adding this function.
Code:
cleanup ()
{
    echo "=======================================" >> $LOG2
    echo "==    Cleaning up old sent files     ==" >> $LOG2
    echo "=======================================" >> $LOG2
    echo " Files removed from $LHOST:$LOUT/.sent" >> $LOG2

    ## Clean up local servers Outgoing folder
    cd $LOUT/.sent
    find $LOUT/.sent -mtime +14 >> $LOG2
    find $LOUT/.sent -mtime +14 -exec rm {} \;

    ## Create the .history folder
    cat /dev/null > $LIN/.history/.list
    cd $LIN
    for history in `ls` ; do
        touch $LIN/.history/$history
    done

    exec 4>&1
    ftp -n >&4 2>&1 |&

    pid5=$!
    print -p open $RHOST
    print -p user $USER $PASSWD
    print -p binary
    print -p cd $ROUT/.sent
    cd $LIN/.history
    find $LIN/.history -mtime +14 >> $LIN/.history/.list
    for old in `cat $LIN/.history/.list` ; do
        print -p delete $old    # Delete file from remote server
        rm $old                 # Delete file from local folder
    done
    print -p bye
    wait $pid5

    echo " Files removed from $RHOST:$ROUT/.sent" >> $LOG2
    cat $LIN/.history/.list >> $LOG2
    echo "" >> $LOG2
}


Last edited by Tornado; 10-08-2007 at 08:07 PM..
Tornado
# 32  
I've updated the script I posted above to include the cleanup function..
Tornado
# 33  
CPU & Memory ftp in cygwin

Hi,

I tried the ftp program in cygwin and was not able to execute it. It shows error
--------------------------------------------
nortel_admin@TCS036694 /usr/local/bin
$ ksh ftpsh
ftpsh: 9: Syntax error: "&" unexpected

nortel_admin@TCS036694 /usr/local/bin
$
--------------------------------------------
basically it refers to line


*************************
exec 4>&1
ftp -nv >&4 2>&4 | &
*************************

Please advice...

Regards,
Sujit Menon
# 34  
Bug Hard to understand

Quote:
exec 4>&1
ftp -nv >&4 2>&4 | &
didn't get what it does.

please explain.

thanks

Last edited by rakeshou; 10-19-2007 at 01:14 PM..
# 35  
Quote:
Originally Posted by sujitmenon
Hi,

I tried the ftp program in cygwin and was not able to execute it. It shows error
--------------------------------------------
nortel_admin@TCS036694 /usr/local/bin
$ ksh ftpsh
ftpsh: 9: Syntax error: "&" unexpected

nortel_admin@TCS036694 /usr/local/bin
$
--------------------------------------------
basically it refers to line


*************************
exec 4>&1
ftp -nv >&4 2>&4 | &
*************************

Please advice...

Regards,
Sujit Menon
Before you run the script try changing to a ksh shell, instead of:
$ ksh ftpsh
try
$ exec ksh
$ ftpsh
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