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# 1  
Old 12-10-2007
FTP scripting

Hello,

I'm sure this is an easy one for you UNIX pros. I would like to create and and automated an FTP process. The script should do this:

1. Log into a remote system
2. change to a specified directory
3. copy local files to the remote system
4. quit ftp
5. wait until the next schedule

How can I get FTP to do with without user interaction?

Thanks.
# 2  
Old 12-10-2007
Please Anyone?
# 3  
Old 12-10-2007
I think you can get hint from the following example

syntax
======
ftp -s:test.scr


test.scr file conatins the following things
===============================
open <servername>
userid
password
cd /home/hypadm/ctl
prompt
mget *
bye
# 4  
Old 12-10-2007
ftp with "-i" options disables interactive mode.

man ftp. Find out -i option

ftp -i <servername>
# 5  
Old 12-10-2007
Quote:
Originally Posted by bikas_jena
I think you can get hint from the following example

syntax
======
ftp -s:test.scr


test.scr file conatins the following things
===============================
open <servername>
userid
password
cd /home/hypadm/ctl
prompt
mget *
bye


The -s option works in Windows, but not in UNIX. I tried that before I posted.
# 6  
Old 12-10-2007
If you do a search of the forums on FTP Scripting you should find many useful examples. Also check out the FAQS section. To automate it you could use cron. Do a search on that and you should find the info you need.
# 7  
Old 12-10-2007
Quote:
Originally Posted by jyoung
If you do a search of the forums on FTP Scripting you should find many useful examples. Also check out the FAQS section. To automate it you could use cron. Do a search on that and you should find the info you need.

I searched before I posted. "No results". Yeah, I couldn't believe it either.

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