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Old 05-11-2016
Validation to be added in the shell script

I need help with one of my shell script. The script is working fine but i need to add two condition -

i need to get rid of all the below ftp messages and need to have only ftp completed or failed message.
example when i run the script i get below lines -

Connected to xxxx

220 (vsFTPd 2.2.2)

331 Please specify the password.

230 Login successful.

250 Directory successfully changed.

257 "/path/to/1111111"

200 PORT command successful. Consider using PASV.

150 Ok to send data.

226 Transfer complete.

local: x.csv remote: x.csv

i have to check if mypath is present in ftp location. i tried using below if condition but was not succeeded.
ftp -inv $HOST <<-EOF


cd "$mypath"

if [[ $pwd = $mypath ]]


mput x.csv

echo "FTP completed"


Below is my shell script -

echo "Enter if the env is dev or test or prod:"

while :




    test | TEST)

                            echo "Please enter the Model Group no : "

                            read -r input_variable

                            if [[ ${#input_variable} -ne "7" ]]


                            echo "Please check no given"

                            exit 1






                            ftp -inv $HOST <<- EOF

                            user $USER $PASSWORD

                            cd "$mypath"


                            mput x.csv


                            exit 1


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Last edited by zaxxon; 05-11-2016 at 04:43 AM..
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Old 05-11-2016
You are in control of ftp's verbosity. man ftp:
-v Verbose option forces ftp to show all responses from the remote server, as well as report on data transfer statistics.
If you need more than ftp's exit code for an error detection, I'd guess those messages are printed to stderr, so why don't you redirect stderr and analyse the log file?

To check for a remote path, you'll have to login and use shell commands. Why don't you just mkdir that path ignoring if it's there or not?

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