windows FTP server rename with timestamp

Posted on 2007-11-16
Last Modified: 2012-05-05
I am connecting to a windows FTP server and would ike to rename a file.
I can rename it no problem. The problem is that I would like to create a script that can log in to the server
then rename the file with name+timestamp.txt.
Is that possible. I research a little and found a few ways to do that on windows it self but not from the FTP command line.

Question by:quippee
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pinkisthenewblue earned 250 total points
ID: 20303754

Am i right in guesing you need this script to logon, rename a file? Not a person logs on and a script automatically adds the date to any file renamed? If so, i reccomend using something similiar to the vbscript below (I dont use it very often so you may have to google the ins and outs):

Set ws = CreateObject("WScript.Shell")
ws.Run "cmd", 1, False
Wscript.Sleep 500
ws.SendKeys "telnet 25"
Wscript.Sleep 500
ws.SendKeys "{ENTER}"
Wscript.Sleep 500
ws.sendkeys "blah blah blah"
ws.SendKeys "{ENTER}"
Wscript.Sleep 500
ws.sendkeys "you get teh idea

Author Comment

ID: 20314883
Yes, but actually It was going to be done from an as400 window. Thats why I wanted to find out if it could be done with regular FTP commands. but I can definitely use this for something else.

Expert Comment

ID: 20341536
Thats a tuffy.... I've never used one of those before... The only thing I can think of is making an app that does it. Should be pretty easy in VB - I've already made a similiar program for my self.

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egtebert earned 250 total points
ID: 20626533
I`ve create some FTP programs on the AS400. What I did was have a program create the script. So make an AS400 program that puts in this FTP script file (special name don`t remember how to create it but must be something like CRTFTPF or something :)
In the program you can make a field where you add the file name and add a timestamp to it.
Any I think it best to create a program that creates the script... FTP command won`t do I believe, allready tried that myself as well.
Hope this helps!

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ID: 20851341

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