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Old 02-27-2002
Data script for ftp commands

Hi
I need to setup a script to ftp a file from one unix box to another. I have modified the.netrc file, thus I can ftp into another box without being prompted for password. The question I have is, how can I setup a script which would after ftp, will change a directory, issue the bin command, then issue the put command and then quit the ftp. Could anyone help?????
Thanks
# 2  
Old 02-27-2002
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Following is the script code that I got from a friend and it worked like a charm:

/usr/bin/ftp ftpsiteaddress <<EOI
verbose on
bin
cd <directoryname>
put <filename>
quit
EOI

Ali
# 3  
Old 02-27-2002
You might also need to include a user name and password also.

/usr/bin/ftp ftpsiteaddress <<END
verbose on
bin
user username password
cd <directoryname>
put <filename>
mput <filename>
get <filename>
mget <filename>
bye
END


Also when you copy the above, ensure that there are no white-spaces after the END, otherwise you'll have errors.
# 4  
Old 02-28-2002
MySQL Thanks

Thanks for your help.
Ali
# 5  
Old 03-11-2002
using the username and password in your script file will send them as clear text if security is an issue better to use them in .netrc for security issues Smilie
# 6  
Old 03-11-2002
Agreed, however if the ftp is within the same subnet, or does not go outside the primpary firewall ( or DMZ ), you should not really have any troubles.

Hope I got that right, still learning the networking side of things.
# 7  
Old 09-05-2002
MySQL

Cameron

T H A N K S !!!

Your script is magic !!! :-)
Smilie

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