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Old 02-26-2002
Question ftp script

I would like to know is anyone knows how to write a little ftp script to retrieve a file from another UNIX machine.

This is what I am currently trying but it keeps on asking me for my password:

ftp 'hostname' < filename.pl

In 'filename.pl' here is what I have, please tell me if I'm on the right track or not:

-u 'username' -p 'password'
cd /directory
mget 'file'

Any help would be greatly appreciated!!
# 2  
Old 02-26-2002
Here is what I came up with on Dynix/ptx 4.4.8:

Command line:

ftp -vn 'hostname' <filename.pl

Contents of filename.pl:

user username password
cd /directory
mget 'file'
# 3  
Old 02-26-2002
Thanks!! You really put me on the right track and it now works!!

Once again thanks!! Smilie
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