FTP and SFTP functionality

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# 1  
Old 01-28-2014
FTP and SFTP functionality

Hi Friends,

I need to make a Unix script, where i need ftp and sftp functionality.
Let me describe in details:

I need to import few files from remote server, now these remote server either support ftp or sftp not both. So i need a script where my script will try to do ftp first and if it gets succeeded then come out of script and if not then try to do sftp on that server.

Hope i briefed properly, if not please let me know what other information requires. Please help me on this.

# 2  
Old 01-28-2014
Have you started something? show us what you have tried and where you stuck.
# 3  
Old 01-28-2014
yes i tried few things,

for ftp:

 ftp -i -n -v ${FTPIP} <<-EOFtp >>${PREPLOG} 2>&1
        user $LOGINID $PASSWD
        cd $LOCALPATH
        mget *.* 
        dir * $TMPDIR/local.out

this is working fine but i am getting problem in sftp..please find below the sftp code
[ -f ${LOGFILE} ] || touch ${LOGFILE} || error "unable to create the logfile '${LOGFILE}'"
log '=[ Starting Execution ]========================================================='


sshpass -f ${SFTP_PASSFILE} sftp -v ${SFTP_USER}@${SFTP_HOST} <<END_OF_SESSION >> ${LOGFILE} 2>&1
get ${consumer_file}
get ${commercial_file}
[ ${Exit_State} -eq 0 ] || echo "SFTP return error ${Exit_State}"

Also i tried these two codes individually, do i need to take care of something while using ftp and sftp together, or it will just work fine if ill add IF condition

Thank You,
# 4  
Old 01-28-2014
Getting what problem?
# 5  
Old 01-28-2014
I thought that (condition) || ELSECASE || ELSECASE2 doesnt work.
To me, this line looks like that but tries to achieve something diffrent..
[ -f ${LOGFILE} ] || touch ${LOGFILE} || error "unable to create the logfile '${LOGFILE}'"

If file doesnt exist you want to create it, and if creation fails print the message, either way, my linux doesnt know the command 'error'.

If that is true, i'd change to:
[ ! -f ${LOGFILE} ] && (touch ${LOGFILE} || error "unable to create the logfile '${LOGFILE}'")

Note the (), wich executes the code in a 'subshell' and it wont report "unable to create file" if file already exists.

Either way, if touch cant create a file, it'll report itself...
Example: (changed error to echo)
[sea@localhost ~]$ LOGFILE=/root/log
[sea@localhost ~]$ [ ! -f ${LOGFILE} ] && (touch ${LOGFILE} || echo "unable to create the logfile '${LOGFILE}'")
touch: cannot touch '/root/log': Permission denied
unable to create the logfile '/root/log'

Hope this helps

Also, your EOFtp misses the 2nd entry which closes the command.
But i assume that's a copy-paste error Smilie

Last edited by sea; 01-28-2014 at 12:17 PM..
# 6  
Old 01-30-2014
i tried below script:
echo "starting ftp & sftp...." > $log
ftp -i -n -v $HOST <<-EOFtp >$log
if [[ $rc = 0 ]]; then
echo "Successful ftp...$rc" `date "+%Y-%m-%d-%H.%M.%S"` >> $log
sftp  $LOGINID@$HOST<<EOF > $log
#cd $DIR
#get $FILE
if [[ $rc1 != 0 ]]; then
    echo "Error occured...$rc" `date "+%Y-%m-%d-%H.%M.%S"` >> $log
 echo "Successful sftp...$rc" `date "+%Y-%m-%d-%H.%M.%S"` >> $log

In above code my script is not working as it should actually...below is the output of log file

"Not connected.
Successful ftp...0 2014-01-30-10.03.06"

It clearly shows that ftp is not happening on this host so ideally it shuold try doing sftp but its not coming to sftp syntax rather its coming out of script...

Please suggest where i am going wrong..
# 7  
Old 01-30-2014
sftp is in an 'else' clause, so when ftp 'succeeds' it doesn't bother.

ftp ought to be returning failure here, but must be buggy. Try capturing its output with 2>logfile and processing that file.
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