Execute python file, FTP output to another server

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Old 12-16-2014
Execute python file, FTP output to another server

Greetings all,

We are implementing a new tool called URLwatch which is a python utility. Here are the requirements.

1) Run every 10 seconds
2) Execute the python script
3) Output file gets generated, FTP it to a differernt server

I gave no idea how to do this and management needs a demo ASAP. Here is what I am thinking

BASH, btw.

dtstr=`date "+%x %X"`

function urlWatch {
for i in `echo  SOURCE
  if [ -e $i ] ; then
    echo .
    if [ -z $? ] ; then

while [ 1 ]

   # Initial Move

   sleep 10

# 2  
Old 12-16-2014
Do you know how the single steps are done?
# 3  
Old 12-16-2014
I do not unfortunately
# 4  
Old 12-16-2014
Here is a simple example to get you started, remember that ftp is pretty insecure, and the password will be sent across the network in plain text. If could be worth using sftp (secure ftp) instead, especially if this is across the internet.

Also note this does nothing to guarantee the file is successfully sent before removing local version. If these files contain data you care about some checks should be done to ensure it's received intact before removing the local version.


while true
    timestamp=$(date +'%Y%m%d%H%M%S')
    /usr/local/bin/PYTHONSCRIPT 2>&1 > /tmp/py${timestamp}
    quote USER $FTP_USER
    quote PASS $FTP_PASS
    cd $FTP_DEST
    put /tmp/py${timestamp}  py${timestamp}.transfer
    rename py${timestamp}.transfer py${timestamp}.ready
    rm -f /tmp/py${timestamp}
    sleep 10

Here we timestamp each file with date and time, transfer it to a .transfer file and rename to .ready (this helps to avoid the dest server processing the file before it's completely transferred).
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