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ftp problem with naming

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Henry Chua
Super Advisor

ftp problem with naming

Hi guys,

Do you know what is the best way to do this:

I want to ftp "filename" from a location to my pc but I want to rename the filename as filename01, filename02 so on so that it will not overwrite the previous file.

regards
Henry

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Phil.Howell
Honored Contributor

Re: ftp problem with naming

your ftp may implement the "runique" option.
If you receive multiple copies of a.txt then it will call them a.txt.1 a.txt.2 etc.
up to a.txt.99
Phil
Henry Chua
Super Advisor

Re: ftp problem with naming

Hi Phil, how come i can't seem to find "runique" in my ftp. I am using win2k.

Best regards
Henry
Phil.Howell
Honored Contributor
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Re: ftp problem with naming

The standard ms one doesn't implement all ftp options, there a number of gui versions (eg. filezilla) or command line versions (ftp://ftp.gnu.org/old-gnu/emacs/windows/contrib/ftp-for-win32.zip) that are freely available.
Phil