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# 1  
Old 11-04-2011
Issue with using While loop


I am trying to move a file from remote server to local server and when the transfer completes successfully i call a script in remote server to remove the file which was successfully transferred.

I do this by first getting the list of file in remote server and move the text file to local server and read the text file line by line using while loop and scp the file and on successful transfer remove the file by calling a script which is in remote server (script has chmod + rm command).

The issue is that when there are multiple files in the server this process runs only for the first file. But when i comment out the line which calls the script to remove the files in remote server all the files are processed.

Please help.


Last edited by funonnet; 11-04-2011 at 06:37 AM..
# 2  
Old 11-04-2011
copy the files from remote to local server ( this will copy all the files present in the myfiles folder)
1) scp user@remote-server:/abc/myfiles/* /path/to/local/server/

remove the remote server files (which is transferred)
2) ssh user@remote-server "rm -rf /abc/myfiles/*"

# 3  
Old 11-04-2011
Thanks for the quick reply itkamaraj.

But i am trying to transfer files from different folder in the remote server.
# 4  
Old 11-04-2011
can you post your script
# 5  
Old 11-04-2011
Below is my script,

date=`date +"%Y%m%d%H%M%S"`
#TEST_FILE_LOG="`echo $1`"

if [ -s $COPY_FILES_LIST ]; then

DUMMY=`ssh -l $FTP_USER $FTP_HOST /home/ftpuser/`
sudo scp -p $FTP_USER@$FTP_HOST:/home/ftpuser/test_files_list.txt $COPY_FILES_LIST

fileCount=`wc -l < $COPY_FILES_LIST`

    while read line

        I_CLI_CODE="`print $line | cut -f5 -d'/'`"
        if echo $I_CLI_CODE | egrep -q '^[0-9]+$'; then


            ftpfilename=`basename "$line"`
            filename=`basename "$line"`-$cli_code
            sudo scp -p $FTP_USER@$FTP_HOST:$line $SCPED_TEST_FILES$filename
            if (test "$SCP_STATUS" = "0"); then
                find $SCPED_TEST_FILES*.* -type f  -print | grep -i test > $STG_TEST_FILES

                DUMMY=`ssh -l $FTP_USER $FTP_HOST /home/ftpuser/ $I_CLI_CODE $ftpfilename $file`

                while read line

                    cli_name="`print $line | cut -f2 -d'/'`"
                    cli_status="`print $line | cut -f3 -d'/'`" 
                    while read line 

                        scpd_filename=`basename "$line"`

                        if (test "$scpd_filename" = "$filename"); then

                            if [ -d $SCPED_TEST_FILES"$cli_name"_$cli_code ]
                            echo "$DIR directory  exists!"
                                mkdir $SCPED_TEST_FILES"$cli_name"_$cli_code

                        ## Code to move the file to client specific directory goes here ##


                    done < $STG_TEST_FILES

                done < $GETCLIENT_NAME_STATUS



            print " "                                                                    >> $TEST_FILE_LIST
            print 'Failed to move the Test file from the path' "$line"                                        >> $TEST_FILE_LIST
            print " "                                                                    >> $TEST_FILE_LIST

            print " "                                                                    >> $TEST_FILE_LOG
            print 'Failed to move the Test file from the path' "$line"                                         >> $TEST_FILE_LOG
            print " "                                                                    >> $TEST_FILE_LOG


    done < $COPY_FILES_LIST

# 6  
Old 11-04-2011
if you comment the DUMMY line, then is it working ?

change it as below and give a try
DUMMY=$(ssh -l $FTP_USER $FTP_HOST "/home/ftpuser/ $I_CLI_CODE $ftpfilename $file")

# 7  
Old 11-04-2011
ya it works when i comment the DUMMY line...

Sorry it doesn't work with the changed code also Smilie
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