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# 1  
Old 10-21-2013
FTP in Shell Script

Dear All,

I am using FTP in a script. But when i exit from the FTP session, the commands written after EOF don't get executed.


ftp [IP] <<EOF
quote $login
quote $password
cd /tmp
mget *somefile*

echo $some_variable

#This last echo command or whatever piece of commands i write, don't run and script exists just after transferring the files.

Thanks in advance.

Last edited by joeyg; 10-21-2013 at 12:20 PM.. Reason: Please wrap commands and data within CodeTags
# 2  
Old 10-21-2013
$some_variable is not set.
So it prints an empty string = nothing.


Is your code executed on the ftp server?
# 3  
Old 10-21-2013
I used it for example. varible is set and this piece of commands works fine if FTP part is eliminited.
# 4  
Old 10-21-2013
I assume your FTP code is partly wrong.

cd /tmp
mget *somefile*

Will change to FTP path HOST:/tmp
And download everything to your current local dir.

lcd - local cd
cd - ftp cd

Quote is not used to login - it just sends the string to the server - once you have loged in Smilie
You might want to have a look at this thread which might help to set up ~/.netrc to easier access your ftp servers.

Hope this helps
# 5  
Old 10-21-2013
I am doing fine with FTP thing. I am getting files downloaded at my desired directory.

I am just asking that whatever i write after this FTP part, doesnt run.
# 6  
Old 10-21-2013
Does EOF start in column one?
# 7  
Old 10-21-2013
I didn't get the point.

my code is as below

ftp [IP] <<EOF

I don't know what column.
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