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I am using ftp to get a file from another server. How can I cross-check the size of a file in korn shell script
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  wc -l file     ( to get the size in lines )
  wc -c file     ( to get the size in bytes )
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 If you want to find out only the number of lines of a file:

wc -l file |while read x z
do
echo $x
done
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what if I want only size of the file and store it in a variable?
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Here is an script example

rsh remoteserver wc -c file|while read x z
                          do
                          init=$x
                          echo $init
                          done

     ftp -n remoteserver   << final
        user username password
        cd /path
        get file
        bye
final
wc -c file|while read x z
           do
           end=$x
           echo $end
           done
    if [ $init -ne  $end ] ;  then
        echo "Size of the original file is different from the file got by ftp."
       else
      echo "Ok..."
    fi
#
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Another simple way to do that :

  a=`wc -c file |awk '{print $1}'`
  echo $a
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thank you bira
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