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FTP - need to send error to txt file

I've written a script to FTP files into a directory, perform a diff between the current and the previous and email out the results. Sometimes a machine falls off the network and needs to be rebooted to reconnect. Obviously I don't get the file I want at that time. How do I get the FTP error to be written to a file that I can send out with the email?

I'm working on an HP-UX system if that helps answer the question.

Here's the section of code that's of concern.

cp blank.txt ${tool}/errorlog.current
ftp -i nsr100 <<EOF
get ${tool}\"mcsv\ pass\"::[mcsvlog]log_err.log ${tool}/errorlog.${now}
quit
EOF
diff ${tool}/errorlog.${yesterday} ${tool}/errorlog.${now} >> ${tool}/errorlog.current


When it fails I get this output on my screen:
Failed to open file.
diff: input file nsr3/errorlog.Oct19: No such file or directory

So basically what I need to do is if the FTP returns an error, write a line to a file that says "no current logfile from ${tool}. ${tool} has likely fallen off the network. Please investigate and correct."

Thanks in advance.
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ftpconfig(1M)						  System Administration Commands					     ftpconfig(1M)

NAME
ftpconfig - set up anonymous FTP SYNOPSIS
ftpconfig [ftpdir] ftpconfig -d ftpdir DESCRIPTION
The ftpconfig script is executed by the super user to set up anonymous FTP. Anonymous FTP allows users to remotely log on to the FTP server by specifying the user name ftp or anonymous and the user's email address as password. The anonymous users are logged on to the FTP Server and given access to a restricted file area with its own file system root. See chroot(2). The FTP area has its own minimal system files. This command will copy and set up all the components needed to operate an anonymous FTP server, including creating the ftp user account, creating device nodes, copying /usr/lib files, and copying timezone data. The passwd and group files set up have been stripped down to prevent malicious users from finding login names on the server. The anonymous file area will be placed under ftpdir. If the ftp user account already exists, then the current FTP area is used, and the system files in it are updated. All other files are left untouched. This command should be run to update the anonymous FTP area's configuration whenever a system patch is installed, or the system is upgraded. OPTIONS
-d Create a new or update an existing ftpdir without creating or updating the ftp user account. Use this option when creating guest FTP user accounts. OPERANDS
The following operands are supported: ftpdir The absolute pathname of the directory under which the anonymous FTP area is set up. EXIT STATUS
The following exit values are returned: 0 Successful completion 1 Improper usage of the command 2 Command failed ATTRIBUTES
See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes: +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ | ATTRIBUTE TYPE | ATTRIBUTE VALUE | +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ |Availability |SUNWftpu | +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ |Interface Stability |Evolving | +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ SEE ALSO
ftpaddhost(1M), in.ftpd(1M), useradd(1M), chroot(2), attributes(5) SunOS 5.10 1 May 2003 ftpconfig(1M)

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