What are the possible ways to access data(text) from unix system through .NET ?

Posted on 2012-09-13
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Last Modified: 2012-12-18
We are trying to access data from unix system.We wish to know what are the option available to get data from unix system other than Screen Scrapping.
Question by:joe_suganth
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by:Dave Baldwin
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To get it directly from a file on the Unix system, you need to be able to login to that system and have permissions to access the file.  To get it indirectly, you would have to have a program on that system that you could request the file from like FTP or a web page that has access to the files.

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Thanks for the reply.My requirement is .....now we are using screen scrapping technique in a .net windows forms application (using rumba unix display, a third party dll) to interact with the unix box and we are getting data.Now we wish to change our method of accessing unix box data.Is there any other possibility to get data to the .NET environment other than screen scrapping?
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Like I said, you have to be able to login as a user on the unix system.  Since you have the Rumba system, you must have a login that you use with it.  If you have permission, you could use FTP to get files.  I don't know what else you're talking about.

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