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Trying to send FTP...recieve error 501, Use MVS Dsname convention

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I have a file that resides on my F drive, always receive the above error, when tryin got FTP it?

EZA1736I GET F:\INSTALIB.JCL       'PZIP.LOAD.MSP792.JCL'    (REPLACE    
EZA1701I >>> PORT 10,201,4,120,8,250                                      
200 Port request OK.                                                      
EZA1701I >>> RETR F:\INSTALIB.JCL                                        
501 Invalid data set name "F:\INSTALIB.JCL".  Use MVS Dsname conventions.

What am I doing wrong?

TIA
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by:droyden
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Try to:

CWD F:
RETR INSTALIB.JCL


it possibly doesnt like the full path..
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by:netminder1
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I moved the file to my B drive, below is the error.

EZA1460I Command:                                      
EZA1736I CWD B:                                        
EZA1701I >>> CWD B:                                    
501 A qualifier in "B:" contains an invalid character  
EZA1735I Std Return Code = 07501, Error Code = 00002    
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If you issue a "PWD" what does it return?
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EZA1701I >>> PASS                                              
230 O045 is logged on.  Working directory is "O045.".          
EZA1460I Command:                                              
EZA1736I PWD B:                                                
EZA1542I Usage: PWD                                            
EZA1735I Std Return Code = 28000, Error Code = 00007            
EZA1701I >>> QUIT                                              
221 Quit command received. Goodbye.                            
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OK I ment PWD on its own, but it seems the line above answers my question.

230 O045 is logged on.  Working directory is "O045.".        

1) Do you know where that folder is located?
2) Can you copy your file to that folder directly
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The O045 is my TSO id.
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droyden earned 325 total points
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To FTP the file to dataset xxxx.xxxxxxxx.xxxx.xxx.xxxx on MVS you need three
single quotes (''') on each end of the DSN, as in:
put ourlibrary/ourfile.member '''xxxx.xxxxxxxx.xxxx.xxx.xxxx'''


Does that help at all?
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by:netminder1
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That did not work either, but someone just showed me how to do the FTP using Attachmate.

I will award you the points, for the help.

Thanks
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