help required to ftp my unix files to windows machine

Posted on 2006-06-29
Last Modified: 2010-04-21
I am woking in both the UNIX and Windows environments.
I need to ftp files quite often from UNIX to WINSOWS and vice versa.

I need a script to automate the process using a UNIX shell script so that the files should go to Windows machine automatically.

like in shell prompt
myftp *.TXT
myftp *.CBL

This is needed urgently.

I am a novice user in UNIX.

Question by:karunamoorthy
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sriramiyer earned 500 total points
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Hello Karunamoorthy,

The following scripts may used for transferring files from UNIX to WINDOWS and from WINDOWS to UNIX
Here you have to replace the actual ip address of your unix machine.
and in cd the command you have to replace your windows virtual FTP directory name with the path.

and using a .netrc file. The ftp man page documents the format of .netrc. To accomplish the task of using ftp in a shell script you would have to fill out a .netrc file something like this:

login myid
password mypassword


ftp demands that .netrc not have group or world read or write permissions i.e.
PS the rights on .netrc MUST be 0600 and it must be owned by the user running the FTP command and exist in their home directory

ls $* > ftp.lst
while read infile
ftp -v > 2>ftp.err <<!
cd winftpdirname/foldername  
put $infile
grep "226"|awk -v fname="$infile" '{ print "File : ",fname,$2,$3}' |tee $$
[ ! -s $$ ] && cat ftp.err && rm ftp.err $$ && exit 1 || rm ftp.err $$
done < ftp.lst
echo "\nTotal Files transfered = `wc ftp.lst| awk '{print $1}'` "

rm ftp.lst

ftp -v  > ftp.worked 2> ftp.failed <<!
cd winftpdirname/foldername
get $1  

grep "226" ftp.worked|awk -v fname=$1 '{print "File : ",fname,$2,$3}'|tee $$

[ ! -s $$ ] && cat ftp.failed && echo "error ..." && rm ftp.worked ftp.failed $$ && exit 1 || rm ftp.worked ftp.failed $$



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