automate ftp transfer from windows xp to unix

Posted on 2011-10-31
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Last Modified: 2012-05-12
Hello, I need to write a batch file that will automatically ftp a file from my Windows XP box to my SCO Unix box.  I can do this manually without a problem but  need to schedule it to run every night at 1:00 a.m..  The file name is not always going to be the same.  Can I use a wildcard?
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sure...to push from Windows you can just write a .bat file, then call an ftp script for the ftp commands

see here: http://www.dostips.com/DtTipsFtpBatchScript.php

use mput so you can use a wildcard in the put statement

you could also look for a Windows command line scp to copy to unix instead of using ftp
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oh yea, then use task scheduler to set the job up...or the good old at command
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If you need a secure transfer (FTPS or SFTP) or if you need Passive Mode for data transfers the native DOS command line FTP client won't work.

If this is a project for work, or it is more complicated than a simple transfer then you might consider using Robo-FTP.
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Here is my script but it is not logging in to the server.  I get a not logged in error.

@ftp -i -s:"%~f0"&GOTO:EOF
cd c:\telaidnorcross\queue
cd /server/lown
put Lown*

Can you check the script and let me know what is wrong with it.  It should issue an ftp to, log in as root with devsysone as the password, cd to /server/lown directory, and put a file out there.


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JammyPak earned 2000 total points
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I don't think the wildcard will with with a put - try to mput

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ID: 37064741
That worked.  Thanks

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