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Old 01-05-2008
CPU & Memory How to script to logon servers using id and password

Hey..
I am new in scripting.. I know a little bit of scripting.. I am facing some problem.. I need to create a script using which I may log on to a server (e.g. ftp) with ID and password.. thus copy a particular file to a local dir.. the commands required to do that I do know.. I am able to do it manually.. Can any one please inform me in detail how may I do it using a script?? the problem i am facing is the input of username and password using the script.. and secondly how may I run or execute a script at a particular time every day.. actually I need to copy a file using ftp everyday at 4PM.. and I need to do it using script.. please help me to do that..

With thanks and regards
AL MAMUN MAHBUB
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Old 01-05-2008
Not sure why you did not google this, but something like follows is what you are looking for,

#!/bin/sh
HOST='ftp.users.qwest.net'
USER='yourid'
PASSWD='yourpw'
FILE='file.txt'

ftp -n $HOST <<END_SCRIPT
quote USER $USER
quote PASS $PASSWD
put $FILE
quit
END_SCRIPT
exit 0

taken from, Using ftp in a shell script

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