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NCFTPPUT - FTP script to copy dynamic file names

Hello,

I have a daily process which copies files to our FTP server.  From there, the files should be FTP'd to another server.  

Typically, I'll use syntax like the following:

ncftpput -f c:\scripts\loginCredentials.txt RemoteFolder \ "c:\transfer\out\fileToBeCopied.txt"

That's fine if the file name does not change.  In this case, I'd like to either rename the file to include a date time stamp OR copy a file which has this already in it's name.  

Directory:  c:\transfer\out\
fileToBeCopied20150120_0929.txt
fileToBeCopied20150119_0929.txt
fileToBeCopied20150118_0929.txt


In this case, I can't seem to get the ncftpput to work with a wild card - i.e., the file variable name.

Thanks in advance for the help.

Karen
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PetEdge
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Gary PattersonVP Technology / Senior Consultant Commented:
Not sure I understand the question.  Do you want to use a wildcard to transfer multiple files?

ncftpput -f c:\scripts\loginCredentials.txt RemoteFolder \ c:\transfer\out\fileToBeCopied*.txt

Or do you want to use a variable in a BAT file?

set SOMEDATE=20150120_0929
ncftpput -f c:\scripts\loginCredentials.txt RemoteFolder \ c:\transfer\out\fileToBeCopied%SOMEDATE%.txt

- Gary
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PetEdgeAuthor Commented:
Gary,

Either solution is acceptable.  Your first solution with the wildcard worked beautifully; my script had been failing due to the quotes.  

Fails:
ncftpput -f c:\scripts\loginCredentials.txt RemoteFolder \ "c:\transfer\out\fileToBeCopied*.txt"

Works:
ncftpput -f c:\scripts\loginCredentials.txt RemoteFolder \ "c:\transfer\out\fileToBeCopied*.txt"

Thanks!!

Karen
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PetEdgeAuthor Commented:
Quick and thorough answer - very much appreciated.
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Gary PattersonVP Technology / Senior Consultant Commented:
Educated guess.  Glad it worked.
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