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# 1  
Old 01-25-2002
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My requiremnet is to write a FTP script which will ftp a file to a specified ftp url.
How can I automate the process usnig the unix cron.
# 2  
Old 01-25-2002
Try something like this for the ftp script:

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

All you have to do after is to create the cron

Will that help?

# 3  
Old 01-28-2002

It was great.
It worked fine.

# 4  
Old 05-16-2002
How can we get the exit status of this script so that we know if the ftp was successful? echo $? always returns 0 in this or similar script. I have a similar script which uploads a file to an ftp site but the exit status always returns true whether the file to be uploaded exists or not.
# 5  
Old 05-17-2002

You can write a smilar FTP script.
if you are "putting" a file,
replace the put with ls and see if your file is in there.
if you are "getting" a file,
search for the file in your local directory and you can then
know if the FTP was successfull or not.
# 6  
Old 05-17-2002
I have posted my script as a new thread under the following heading:

Checking the exit status of ftp

The exit status of that script always returns true whether the ftp is successful or not.
# 7  
Old 06-10-2002
Question FTP with all directories+all subtrees

Thanks all..
even I was looking for automatic FTP and it worked for me too.
however I still have one problem as how can I FTP all directories with thier respective sub-directories between two hosts.

Its possible as of now but the structer of the directory has to be existing before, so that FTP can put all the files in their respective sub-directories by saying "mget *". But if the directory structure does not exists then FTP "mget *" command only gets files from home to home and not sub-directories and the files existing in the respective sub-directories.

can you all please help ? is there any way ?
Thanks and Regards
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