Solved

How to embed comments in an FTP batch script?

Posted on 2008-10-13
4
832 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-26
Hi,

I have a  simple bash script that looks something like this:
#!/bin/sh
ftp -p < /home/scripts/getpl > /home/logs/getpllog.txt

and the getpl code looks like this:
open 999.99.9.999
pwd
cd ProdMstr
dir
prompt off
ascii
...and so on...

My question is, how do I embed comments in the "getpl"code?  I have tried //, #, -, and echo.  I just need to put some documentation in there and don't know if it's possible.

Thanks alot for your help!

Andy
0
Comment
Question by:abrusko
  • 2
4 Comments
 
LVL 9

Expert Comment

by:michofreiha
ID: 22702805
# should work fine...What is the problem with it?
0
 
LVL 68

Accepted Solution

by:
woolmilkporc earned 500 total points
ID: 22702982
!echo [comment] should work, if you'd like to have your comments in the ftp log, too.
It's a little 'expensive', because you will open (and close) a subshell for each '!echo'.
0
 
LVL 2

Author Comment

by:abrusko
ID: 22703037
//, #, - and echo all say "invalid command" in the output.  nothing abends, but the output says "invalid command".
0
 
LVL 2

Author Closing Comment

by:abrusko
ID: 31505579
!echo seems to work...still runs failry quickly...I'll go with that for now...thanks alot "w"!
0

Featured Post

Enterprise Mobility and BYOD For Dummies

Like “For Dummies” books, you can read this in whatever order you choose and learn about mobility and BYOD; and how to put a competitive mobile infrastructure in place. Developed for SMBs and large enterprises alike, you will find helpful use cases, planning, and implementation.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
powershell function location 6 48
How to mount nfs share on this CentOS server? 6 42
AWK How do I reorder the columns in a csv 7 45
Samba 4, Users Permission, 5 46
Cloud file services can fill many different roles for your business. Often, the use of cloud file services begins with employees using consumer products, like Dropbox, to share files with customers and each other. While sync-and-share can be an effe…
Google Drive is extremely cheap offsite storage, and it's even possible to get extra storage for free for two years.  You can use the free account 15GB, and if you have an Android device..when you install Google Drive for the first time it will give…
Learn how to navigate the file tree with the shell. Use pwd to print the current working directory: Use ls to list a directory's contents: Use cd to change to a new directory: Use wildcards instead of typing out long directory names: Use ../ to move…
Internet Business Fax to Email Made Easy - With eFax Corporate (http://www.enterprise.efax.com), you'll receive a dedicated online fax number, which is used the same way as a typical analog fax number. You'll receive secure faxes in your email, fr…

860 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question