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# 8  
Old 07-23-2002

perhaps if I keep is simpler and create the .netrc manually, but
how to kick off the macdef init?

machine mainframe login demo password demo macdef init
get "fileone"

would this work?

# 9  
Old 07-23-2002
in giannicello's script I noticed that there are two if's and only 1 fi
the script might work if you add another fi to end the statement
sorry if you allready tried it
# 10  
Old 07-23-2002
By searching this site for "automated ftp jobs", I found this old post of mine. You simply need to replace the "print -p put tar.gz" line with:
print -p get \'\'
print -p get \'\'

I created two files with those names and just ran the script. It worked.
# 11  
Old 07-23-2002
I also would put a sleep command between each upload (especially if they are large files)...makes it safer that each will be completed.

Also you haven't said whether or not there would be any other filenames of this 'format' as you put it. If there are no other files that start 111 in the directory - then a simple mget \'111* would suffice and you could just put the sleep command after this before you exit. If this is the case use ftp -i (to turn off the interactive prompting for mget).
# 12  
Old 07-24-2002
Tools automate an ftp job

Thanks all,

It works now using this script:

ftp -v -n "mainframe" << cmd >> ftplog
user "userid" "password"
get '' file1
get '222.222' file2
get '33.33.33' file3

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