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For looping on FTP

Hi,

I have a requirement, where i have to check multiple folders(number of folder may vary) for a file and fetch the file one at a time and load it.

On the ftp part, I fetch the file, Copy it to Archive folder and then remove the original file

Code:
for flist in $folder_list; do 
   print -p cd  $flist
   print -p ls -lrt
   CFNAME=DELREAD.DAT
         print -p get $CFNAME ${DATA_PATH}/${CFNAME}_${flist}_${DATESTAMP}
print -p cd ..
   print -p cd Archive  
    print -p put ${DATA_PATH}/${CFNAME}_${flist}_${DATESTAMP} ${CFNAME}_${flist}_${DATESTAMP}
   print -p cd ..
   print -p cd $flist
   print -p ls -lrt
   print -p del $CFNAME
done

The above script will look into all the folders and fetch all the files, copy them to Archive and remove them.. but I would like to include a check. Whenever it finds the first file... come out of the loop. Is there a way to do a return code check after the get command?

Last edited by methyl; 01-25-2012 at 02:47 PM.. Reason: please use code tags
# 2  
What do you mean, "finds the first file"?
# 3  
Say if there are total 10 folders.. of them 4 folders(fold2, fold5, fold7 and fold8) have DELREAD.DAT file. Once it find the file from fold2. I should come out of that loop. and next time when the script is executed.. it should come out at fold5
# 4  
The script as posted outputs a mixed variety of Shell and ftp commands to the screen (using the "print" command) but without executing them. Also, many of the variables referred to in the script are never set with a value.
Have you posted the correct script?
# 5  
The whole script does few other stuffs. I have copied the section where i have this question.

Code:
for flist in 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9; do 
   print -p cd  $flist
   print -p ls -lrt
   CFNAME=DELREAD.DAT
         print -p get $CFNAME /tmp/${CFNAME}_${flist}_${DATESTAMP}
print -p cd ..
   print -p cd Archive  
    print -p put /tmp/${CFNAME}_${flist}_${DATESTAMP} ${CFNAME}_${flist}_${DATESTAMP}
   print -p cd ..
   print -p cd $flist
   print -p ls -lrt
   print -p del $CFNAME
done

I have changed those variables with fixed value for clear understanding.

Last edited by methyl; 01-25-2012 at 09:54 PM.. Reason: please use code tags
# 6  
It is impossible to determine what the script writer intended from this code.

To be quite blunt the script as posted does nothing except output strings to the screen using "print" statements. None of the command lines (except the "for") do anything useful. The "put" command is a "ftp" command but the script does not run the "ftp" program or even mention another server (e.g. the server to receive the data files).

Please post sample input and sample output, and a brief but well-written description of the process which turns sample input into sample output?

When working with files which have the same name, consider where we are transfer such files and what to do if there is already a file with the same name on the target server. Do we need to re-create the same directory tree on the target server?

Last edited by methyl; 01-29-2012 at 07:34 PM..
# 7  
It sounds to me like he wants to insert a conditional statement into the for loop to stop after a successful event?

perhaps using
Code:
 if [ $? -eq 0 ]; then break;fi

something along those lines?
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