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Question SFTP help please

Hi,

I have been using the ftp command "nlist . localfile.txt" in my batch scripts to bring back a listing of the remote directory and add it to localfile.txt

I now need to do an sftp batch script. I can't find any way of bringing back a list of remote files and adding it to a local file. Does anyone know how to do this please?

Many thanks
Helen
# 2  
It probably depends on the box you are connecting to, but ls -l works for us.
# 3  
Hi MizzGail

I can list the files in interactive mode. in batch mode I need to bring the list back to a file, in a similar way to how 'nlist' works in ftp.

Rgds
Helen
# 4  
How's about....
Code:
$ cat > batchfile
pwd
ls
$ sftp -b batchfile someuser@localhost > /var/tmp/foo
Password:
$ cat /var/tmp/foo
sftp> pwd
Remote working directory: /home/someuser
sftp> ls
some_file     some_other_file      some_dir
sftp>
$

Cheers
ZB
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MySQL

Hi ZB,

This works fine, many thanks again Zazzy!

Cheers
Helen Smilie
# 6  
Hi.
Quote:
$ sftp -b batchfile someuser@localhost > /var/tmp/foo
Password:
You wrote that sftp in batch mode can ask a password.
It is what I exactly need!
But sftp man page said:
Quote:
-b batchfile Batch mode reads a series of commands from an input batchfile instead of stdin.
Since it lacks user
interaction it should be used in conjunction with non-interactive authentication
How can I force sftp to ask password in the batch mode?
 

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