Renaming *.txt => *.get from within ftp, is it possible ?

I need to get *.txt from a certain directory using ftp. Since some of these files
may still be written to as I proceed, the safest bet would be to rename all of them
*.txt => *.get and then do mget  *.get and mdelete *.get ?

Thanks,
-Alex
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chicagoanCommented:
if the application doing the writing understands to create a new file and the ftp server doesn't choke on open filed, sure.
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shivsaCommented:
u can use these commands.
RNFR
Syntax: RNFR from-filename

Used when renaming a file. Use this command to specify the file to be renamed; follow it with an RNTO command to specify the new name for the file.

RNTO
Syntax: RNTO to-filename

Used when renaming a file. After sending an RNFR command
moreinfo : http://www.nsftools.com/tips/RawFTP.htm
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if u are doing this unix to unix then it is simple. mv command(which does the renameing works).
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