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FTPing files one by one to the FTP server using batch

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Hi

I have a txt file containing full path of the files I need to transfer to the FTP site.

For example my txt file - txt1.txt contains the following contents:

\\myserver1\file1
\\myserver2\file2
etc

I need to FTP each file to the ftp server sat myftp.xyz.com and write out to a log of any failed transfers. We can call the log file log_txt1.txt.


Can you help me with the batch code? Thanks
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Question by:LuckyLucks
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by:Santosh Gupta
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how you are transferring the file.... using FTP command ?
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by:LuckyLucks
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yes ftp command from dos batch
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by:bbao
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why my first comment was gone?

just follow below instructions to upload files with the local files part replaced with your file names in UNC format.

FYI
superuser.com/questions/323214/how-to-upload-one-file-by-ftp-from-command-line
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by:LuckyLucks
ID: 39932202
The O/S is windows 2003 server.

Also, i need to iterate thru each file and pass it to the FTP block.


The link doesnt help with either.
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by:ZabagaR
ID: 39933108
I just tested this code myself and it does just what you want:

Here is the explanation:

 - c:\temp\files.txt contains a LIST of files I want to FTP in UNC format as you required
 - edit my script and use your FTP site, username and password & destination folder.
 - my script is putting each file on my FTP server in a folder called \myfolder\
 - the file c:\ftpout.txt is the log file you can review when done
 - don't change the spacing between the ftp code and the >> characters

mytestscript.bat:

setlocal EnableDelayedExpansion
FOR /F %%i in (c:\temp\files.txt) do (
echo open myftpsite.com > c:\mycommands.txt
echo username>> c:\mycommands.txt
echo password>> c:\mycommands.txt
echo bin>> c:\mycommands.txt
echo prompt n>> c:\mycommands.txt
echo cd myfolder>> c:\mycommands.txt
echo put %%i>> c:\mycommands.txt
echo bye>> c:\mycommands.txt
if !errorlevel! == 0 ftp -s:c:\mycommands.txt >> c:\ftpout.txt
)
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by:LuckyLucks
ID: 39933179
Can you get the c:\mycommands.txt as a variable so I have to change that once only? The same thing for c:ftpout.txt, c:\temp\files.txt.
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ZabagaR earned 500 total points
ID: 39933254
Is this what you mean?

rem
set mycommands=c:\commands.txt
set myinput=c:\temp\files.txt
set logfile=c:\ftpout.txt
rem
setlocal EnableDelayedExpansion
FOR /F %%i in (%myinput%) do (
echo open myftpsite.com > %mycommands%
echo username>> %mycommands%
echo password>> %mycommands%
echo bin>> %mycommands%
echo prompt n>> %mycommands%
echo cd myfolder>> %mycommands%
echo put %%i>> %mycommands%
echo bye>> %mycommands%
if !errorlevel! == 0 ftp -s:%mycommands% >> %logfile%
)
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