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ncftpbatch(1)						      General Commands Manual						     ncftpbatch(1)

ncftpbatch - Individual batch FTP job processor SYNOPSIS
ncftpbatch -d ncftpbatch -l ncftpbatch -D OPTIONS
Command line flags: -d Begin background processing of FTP jobs in the current user's $HOME/.ncftp/spool directory. This returns immediately, because a daemon process is spawned and ran in the background. -l Lists the contents of the user's job queue. -D This is like -d, except that the process does not become a daemon. DESCRIPTION
This program is responsible for processing background FTP requests. It is normally only run by ncftp and not manually by a human being, however you can run it to manually process the FTP job queue. The jobs are spool files written to a user's $HOME/.ncftp/spool directory and have a special format and file-naming convention (which con- tains when the job is to be run). ncftp runs this program when it needs to, but if the ncftpbatch daemon dies unexpectedly the jobs that are left in the queue will not be processed until another instance of ncftpbatch is run. ncftpget and ncftpput can also be used to submit jobs for batch processing, using those utilities' -b command-line flag. If desired, you can also manually create the spool files although this procedure is not documented here (see the manual page for ncftpspooler for more information on how to do that). DIAGNOSTICS
ncftpbatch writes to its own log file, the $HOME/.ncftp/spool/log file. This file should be examined to determine if any ncftpbatch pro- cesses are actively working on jobs. AUTHOR
Mike Gleason, NcFTP Software ( SEE ALSO
ncftp(1), ncftpput(1), ncftpget(1). ATTRIBUTES
See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes: +--------------------+-----------------+ | ATTRIBUTE TYPE | ATTRIBUTE VALUE | +--------------------+-----------------+ |Availability | SUNWncftp | +--------------------+-----------------+ |Interface Stability | Volatile | +--------------------+-----------------+ NOTES
Source for ncftp is available on Software NcFTP ncftpbatch(1)

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ncftpget(1)						      General Commands Manual						       ncftpget(1)

ncftpget - Internet file transfer program for scripts SYNOPSIS
ncftpget [options] remote-host local-directory remote-files... ncftpget -f login.cfg [options] local-directory remote-files... ncftpget [options] ncftpget -c [options] remote-host remote-file > stdout ncftpget -c [options] > stdout OPTIONS
Command line flags: -u XX Use username XX instead of anonymous. -p XX Use password XX with the username. -P XX Use port number XX instead of the default FTP service port (21). -j XX Use account XX in supplement to the username and password (deprecated). -d XX Use the file XX for debug logging. -a Use ASCII transfer type instead of binary. -t XX Timeout after XX seconds. -v/-V Do (do not) use progress meters. The default is to use progress meters if the output stream is a TTY. -f XX Read the file XX for host, user, and password information. -c Send output to standard out, rather than writing to a local file. -A Append to local files, instead of overwriting them. -z/-Z Do (do not) try to resume transfers. The default is to try to resume (-z). -E Use regular (PORT) data connections. -F Use passive (PASV) data connections. The default is to use passive, but to fallback to regular if the passive connection fails or times out. -DD Delete remote file after successfully downloading it. -R Recursive mode; copy whole directory trees. -T Do not use automatic on-the-fly TAR mode for downloading whole directory trees. ncftpget uses TAR whenever possible since this usually preserves symbolic links and file permissions. TAR mode can also result in faster transfers for directories containing many small files, since a single data connection can be used rather than an FTP data connection for each small file. The downside to using TAR is that it forces downloading of the whole directory, even if you had previously downloaded a portion of it earlier, so you may want to use this option if you want to resume downloading of a directory. -r XX Redial a maximum of XX times until connected to the remote FTP server. -b Run in background (by submitting a batch job and then spawning ncftpbatch). -bb Similar to -b option, but only submits the batch job. You will need to run ncftpbatch for the batch job to be processed. This is useful if you already have a ncftpbatch process running, or wish to have better control of when batch jobs are processed. For example, if you wanted to do background processing of three files all on the same remote server, it is more polite to use just one ncftpbatch process to process the three jobs sequentially, rather than having three ncftpbatch processes open three simultane- ous FTP sessions to the same server. -B XX Try setting the TCP/IP socket buffer size to XX bytes. -W XX Send raw FTP command XX after logging in. -X XX Send raw FTP command XX after each file transferred. -Y XX Send raw FTP command XX before logging out. The -W, -X, and -Y options are useful for advanced users who need to tweak behavior on some servers. For example, users accessing mainframes might need to send some special SITE commands to set blocksize and record format information. For these options, you can use them multiple times each if you need to send multiple commands. For the -X option, you can use the cookie %s to expand into the name of the file that was transferred. DESCRIPTION
The purpose of ncftpget is to do file transfers from the command-line without entering an interactive shell. This lets you write shell scripts or other unattended processes that can do FTP. It is also useful for advanced users who want to retrieve files from the shell com- mand line without entering an interactive FTP program such as ncftp. One particularly useful feature of this program is that you can give it a uniform resource locator as the only argument and the program will download that file. You can then copy and paste from your web browser or newsreader and use that URL. Example: $ cd /tmp $ ncftpget $ zcat ncftp.tar.Z | tar xf - By default the program tries to open the remote host and login anonymously, but you can specify a username and password information. The -u option is used to specify the username to login as, and the -p option is used to specify the password. If you are running the program from the shell, you may omit the -p option and the program will prompt you for the password. Using the -u and -p options are not recommended, because your account information is exposed to anyone who can see your shell script or your process information. For example, someone using the ps program could see your password while the program runs. You may use the -f option instead to specify a file with the account information. However, this is still not secure because anyone who has read access to the information file can see the account information. Nevertheless, if you choose to use the -f option the file should look something like this: host user gleason pass mypasswd Don't forget to change the permissions on this file so no one else can read them. The -d option is very useful when you are trying to diagnose why a file transfer is failing. It prints out the entire FTP conversation to the file you specify, so you can get an idea of what went wrong. If you specify the special name stdout as the name of the debugging out- put file, the output will instead print to the screen. Example: $ ncftpget -d stdout . /pub/README 220: FTP server ready. Connected to Cmd: USER anonymous 331: Guest login ok, send your complete e-mail address as password. Cmd: PASS xxxxxxxx 230: Welcome! Logged in to as anonymous. Cmd: TYPE I 200: Type set to I. Cmd: PORT 192,168,9,37,6,76 200: PORT command successful. Cmd: RETR /pub/README 550: /pub/README: File in use. Cmd: QUIT 221: Goodbye. Using ASCII mode is helpful when the text format of your host differs from that of the remote host. For example, if you are retrieving a .TXT file from a Windows-based host to a UNIX system, you could use the -a flag which would use ASCII transfer mode so that the file cre- ated on the UNIX system would be in the UNIX text format instead of the MS-DOS text format. You can retrieve an entire directory tree of files by using the -R flag. However, this will work only if the remote FTP server is a UNIX server, or emulates UNIX's list output. Example: $ ncftpget -R /tmp /pub/ncftp This would create a /tmp/ncftp hierarchy. DIAGNOSTICS
ncftpget returns the following exit values: 0 Success. 1 Could not connect to remote host. 2 Could not connect to remote host - timed out. 3 Transfer failed. 4 Transfer failed - timed out. 5 Directory change failed. 6 Directory change failed - timed out. 7 Malformed URL. 8 Usage error. 9 Error in login configuration file. 10 Library initialization failed. 11 Session initialization failed. AUTHOR
Mike Gleason, NcFTP Software ( SEE ALSO
ncftpput(1), ncftp(1), ftp(1), rcp(1), tftp(1). LibNcFTP ( ATTRIBUTES
See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes: +--------------------+-----------------+ | ATTRIBUTE TYPE | ATTRIBUTE VALUE | +--------------------+-----------------+ |Availability | SUNWncftp | +--------------------+-----------------+ |Interface Stability | Volatile | +--------------------+-----------------+ NOTES
Source for ncftp is available on Software NcFTP ncftpget(1)
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