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how do I write a batch file using the command line FTP built into Windows to download the readme file from ftp://ftp.leadtools.com/readme.txt
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Hello,

You'll need to create two files, one the batch file, and the other a text file with the list of commands to execute once you start the ftp program.

the batch file that actually calls the ftp program will look something like this (Items within <> are variables, and should be changed for your application, and the <> removed)-

@echo off
ftp -s:<TextFileWithCommands> <AddressOfFtpServer>
exit

And the <TextFileWithCommands> file will look something like this
<ftp site username>
<ftp site password>
<commands>
quit

So for your example, your batch file will look like this -

@echo off
ftp -s:getreadme.txt ftp.leadtools.com
exit

and the getreadme.txt file will look like this -

<ftp username>
<ftp password>
get readme.txt
quit

Hope that makes sense.

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