Running a script with winscp

AlHal2
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I've downloaded WinScp and can see the remote server on the right.
I've written the file below.  When I try to execute it like this it fails.

winscp.exe /console /script=example.txt

option batch on
option confirm off
open userID:PWD@Server
cd /TheDirectory
option transfer binary
get TheFile.txt C:\
pause

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Meir RivkinFull stack Software Engineer

Commented:
are you sure this is correct: userID:PWD@Server
?
Winscp cannot start or start connect and get error ?
Can you connect from GUI winscp ? any firewall ?

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The GUI works, but in the console session I get an error message
"'winscp.exe' is not recognized as an internal or external command,"
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where you run command  ? in winscp folder ? try with full path to winscp.exe file:
c:\path\winscp.exe /console /script=example.txt

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How do I change directory.  I think the default directory is a\b\c.  I want to go to a\b\d ie a parallel directory.  cd\d doesn't work.
can you post same example ?

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Not really as I don't want to paste actual server or directory names.
Would you be able to write a script that connects, changes directory, downloads a file to the c drive and disconnects?
I'll try to use that as a template.
you dont have problem with script "example.txt". The proble is how you start winscp.exe. If you dont start winscp from dicectory where winscp is located, you must use full path: c:\directory\directory_where_is_winscp\winscp.exe /console /script=example.txt
If you use script to start winscp (powershell, vbs) you must type full path to winscp in this script.

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I've managed to start winscp.  However when the script comes to the part that changes the directory it fails.

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I've figured that bit out.  Now how do I do something like this?  I had a cd.. in the file.

mdel xxx.*.*.*.2010-04-08-*.*.*.*>>%FTPSCRIPT%

In other words I want to delete certain types of files from the server.

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The files I want to delete are those where last modified date is more than 3 weeks ago. The 2010-04-08 does not correspond to the modified date.

I also want to run this automatically.

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Using the full path worked.  I'll ask the next part of my question in a separate thread.

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