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Hello,

I'm trying to write a .bat based application that will FTP get some files from another machine.  First question, is it possible to use an environment variable in a .scr file?  Here is what I'm doing:  

set %filename% = example.log
FTP -n -s:doffus.scr <host>

While in the doffus.scr:
get /<location>/%filename%

Second question, would you do it this way, or is there a better way?  I would like to use the .bat approach.

Thanks
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by:Tim Holman
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Does it work ?

If you're having problems, you could pipe %filename% to a file - eg in a batch file :

@echo off
echo get /<location>/%%filename%% > doffus.scr
FTP -n -s:doffus.scr

so then FTP wouldn't actually be trying to use an environment variable.

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Is there a better way?
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by:carmine
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I don't think so.  It is the cmd.exe that expands the environment variables, ftp.exe doesn't understand them, so you have to use Tims solution (afaik - but then wdik?).

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by:Tim Holman
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afaik ?
wdik ?

I'm probably missing something here...!

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by:carmine
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'as far as i know' you're not missing anything. But then 'what do i know'?

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by:Tim Holman
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I see...
btw - FTP's been around for nearly 30 years - the basics aren't going to change in a hurry !
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Anyone there ?
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nah...
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