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Hello,

I need to use wput to transfer some files to an ftp site.  Basically I have checked the solutions here, and what I need is to be able to transfer a bunch of files locally (say drive C:) to a specific directory on an ftp server.

I want to transfer all the files in a specific directory locally so I would need to possibly use some sort of wildcards for this to happen.

Anyone familiar with doing this?

I tried doing wput c:\Directory\File.txt ftp://smarty.pants@myserver.com  which gave me the error of "failed target directory, which is fine, I didn't expect it to work, but I want to not transfer one specific file but them all.

Thanks for the help in advance.
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by:ckhsu1977
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check this link
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wput

Also check your usage
wput files ftp://user:password@host/dir/
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by:arrkerr1024
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Is ftp the only option or is scp or rsync available (ie: can you connect w/ssh)?

If the host os was unix you could do
for file in `find sourcedir -type f`; do wput $file ftp://smarty.pants@myserver.com; done

But it looks like windows... do  you need to use wput, or could you use a free ftp client like filezilla (http://filezilla-project.org/) that would let you just drag-and-drop the source directory?
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by:grooverider80
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The problem is it is a Windows based ftp, and the reason I need this done is because we are doing a massive number of .pdf files at all times of the day, so I wanted something to pull all the files out every so often and and put them in another directory (local drive to ftp dir).  

I'm not sure wput is the solution for this..and filezilla would be too much of a pain because I would have to do it manually all the time during the day.

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by:grooverider80
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ok, this works:

wput . user.password@servername

That transfers all the files from the local directory that you have selected in the dos prompt to the ftp site, what would you add on the end of that to pick a specific directory?

Also, could I slap this into a .bat file to run every 5 minutes and if I could how would I do that?
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