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gobi_1
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Help on ftp script????

How to get group of files directly from the old UX to new UX machine without confirmation of files to transfer? Can anyone share me a sample ftp script? thanks
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Ganesan R
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Re: Help on ftp script????

Hi,

You should use ftp commands "prompt" and "mget" in the ftp prompt.

prompt will on/off the user prompt for every file transfer.

mget is to get pattern of files in single shot.
Best wishes,

Ganesh.

Re: Help on ftp script????

If you have a large bunch of files you may want to tar them up so you can maintain permissions, ownership and dates.
gobi_1
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Re: Help on ftp script????

thanks sir for both reply, mget works & may also consider tar for preserving permission.

but can you give a sample script to fully automate the ftp process?

and a sample script also to transfer backup files from unix to Windows?

thanks
James R. Ferguson
Acclaimed Contributor

Re: Help on ftp script????

Hi:

> but can you give a sample script to fully automate the ftp process?

Simply search this forum. You will be amply rewarded.

Regards!

...JRF...
Steven E. Protter
Exalted Contributor

Re: Help on ftp script????

Shalom,

Did the search for you.

ftp -n << ENDFTP
user
prompt
ascii
lcd
cd
mget *
ENDFTP
# adjust commands to your need.
Much better however is scp -p with public key exchange.

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Mel Burslan
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Re: Help on ftp script????

ftp -v -i -n ip_address_or_hostname_here <user myusername mypassword
bin
cd /some/directory
mget *some_pattern*
bye
EOF

replace username password and some_pattern according to your requirements

Hope this helps.
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gobi_1
Frequent Advisor

Re: Help on ftp script????

thanks steven & james for all the helped.