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Webmin 1.5 cannot run lcd command within a script

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Hi all,

I am using a ubuntu 9.4 server as ftps server. We have scripts that transfer files to our customers and it is scheduled by a cron job via webmin 1.510. Here is a sample of my script


Code:
psftp user@hostname
lcd /FolderA/Outgoing
cd FolderREm
mput *
When I run a cron job manually the webmin is returning the below error
1) psftp> psftp: unknown command "tgoing"

and then it is sending all files located in /usr/share/webmin/cron directory to the customer.
Could you help me or direct how
a) resolve why webmin cannot lcd
b) If webmin encounters erros it should sent files from FolderD: a specific folder I will create.

Thanks for your help
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have you tried putting the path in quotes i.e. lcd "/FolderA/Outgoing" ?
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by:vanquisbank
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Hi valutus,

Thanks for the quick reply and that resolve my questions.
I have another 30 send scripts that do not uses quotes and working fine.
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Its a good idea to get into a habit of enclosing paths in quotes.  It saves you from experiencing issues 99% of the time.
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