Go Premium for a chance to win a PS4. Enter to Win

x
?
Solved

List files on a FTP or SFTP server and get only the files in the list

Posted on 2014-09-16
5
Medium Priority
?
349 Views
Last Modified: 2014-10-06
I have some FTP and SFTP scripts that do a mget to pull files, however need to list files on the FTP/SFTP server and only pull those files in the list or certain files in the list?

Any examples would be helpful.

Thanks.
0
Comment
Question by:bje
4 Comments
 
LVL 29

Expert Comment

by:MikeOM_DBA
ID: 40328070
Try something like:
ftp -n -v $REMOTSERVER << eof > FileList.txt
user $FTPUSR $FTPPASSWD
cd $FTPDIR
dir MyFiles*
eof
#---- Now you have the names in "FileList.txt"
# 

Open in new window

0
 
LVL 62

Expert Comment

by:gheist
ID: 40328271
You can just oportunistically fetch files with wildcards you need..
0
 
LVL 38

Accepted Solution

by:
Gerwin Jansen, EE MVE earned 2000 total points
ID: 40328431
You first get the list the way MikeOM_DBA is suggesting. Then modify that (local) file that contains your 'wanted' files and create an FTP script that is getting each wanted file. Let's call that file modified_filelist.txt

Are you working on a Linux machine to get the files? Then you can easily create the 'get' script like this:

echo "ftp -n -v $REMOTESERVER << eof" > ftpscript
echo "user $FTPUSR $FTPPASSWD" >> ftpscripts
echo "cd $FTPDIR" >> ftpscript
cat modified_filelist.txt | while read line
do
echo "get $line" >> ftpscript
done;
echo "bye" >> ftpscript
echo "eof" >> ftpscript

Open in new window


Then run that ftpscript:

sh ./ftpscript
0
 

Author Comment

by:bje
ID: 40357672
Thanks for all the solutions
0

Featured Post

Independent Software Vendors: We Want Your Opinion

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

This article is meant to give a basic understanding of how to use R Sweave as a way to merge LaTeX and R code seamlessly into one presentable document.
Measuring Server's processing rate with a simple powershell command. The differences in processing rate also was recorded in different use-cases, when a server in free and busy states.
The viewer will learn how to use the return statement in functions in C++. The video will also teach the user how to pass data to a function and have the function return data back for further processing.
In this fourth video of the Xpdf series, we discuss and demonstrate the PDFinfo utility, which retrieves the contents of a PDF's Info Dictionary, as well as some other information, including the page count. We show how to isolate the page count in a…
Suggested Courses
Course of the Month6 days, 1 hour left to enroll

773 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question