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ncftpbatch - Individual batch FTP job processor
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.
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 spe-
cial format and file-naming convention (which contains 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
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).
ncftpbatch writes to its own log file, the $HOME/.ncftp/spool/log file. This file should
be examined to determine if any ncftpbatch processes are actively working on jobs.
Mike Gleason, NcFTP Software (firstname.lastname@example.org).
ncftp(1), ncftpput(1), ncftpget(1).
Software NcFTP ncftpbatch(1)
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