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Old 02-23-2005
Automate FTP

Hi all,

I got this piece of code in this forum and I can't seem to get it work. The thread already closed so I just post a new thread.

ftp -v -n "YOUR.IP.ADD.RESS" << cmd
user "user" "passwd"
cd /distant/directory
lcd /local/directoryget ssh_install
get ( or put) your files

Do I run this script from the Unix side, or the command line (c-prompt) in window side?
cd /distant/directory is the directory on the unix server where i want the file ftp to?
lcd /local/directoryget ssh_install is the directory on my window pc where i want to get the file from?


# 2  
Old 02-23-2005
This code is intended to be run on a unix computer that needs to connect to an ftp server. I don't believe that we have any code intended to run on a windows computer that need to to connect to an ftp server.
# 3  
Old 02-23-2005

you have to run it on unix, but i think you have to write the quit sequence like:
command << cmd

# 4  
Old 02-23-2005
Originally Posted by CamTu
Do I run this script from the Unix side, or the command line (c-prompt) in window side?
Definitely this is the UNIX side. You can use the Windows ftp to copy files in batch by using the -s argument as follows:
ftp -s:ftpscriptfilename

scriptfilename contains all of the commands that you want to send to the ftp server on UNIX.

# 5  
Old 02-25-2005
It does connect to the server and everything, but it can't find the file from my share drive to put on the UNIX server. I was just wondering, if you have it automate to run at certain time. How does it know what "lcd" directory of the local machine to find the file from?


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