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Use Powershell script to ftp

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I have to FTP a  file on serverA  (c:\customer.txt)  to serverB  (c:\Customerb.txt )
The ftp server has an Ip of 22.22.22.22 username of test123 and password test123
I am looking into a powershell script to achieve this.  Inputs appreciated.
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Erik Bjers earned 250 total points
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Do you want a script to connect to the FTP server, what do you want to do after connecting?

Here is a site with some info on scripting this

http://www.thomasmaurer.ch/2010/11/powershell-ftp-upload-and-download/
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by:Qlemo
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Using FTPWebRequest is one way to perform FTP up/downloads, but for simple cases you can still rely on the FTP commandline tool.
@"
open 22.22.22.22
user test123 test123
binary
put c:\customer.txt c:\Customerb.txt
"@ | ftp -n -i -v

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by:Nana Hemaa
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Where do I execute below commands from?

@"
open 22.22.22.22
user test123 test123
binary
put c:\customer.txt c:\Customerb.txt
"@ | ftp -n -i  -v
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by:Qlemo
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As requested, it is a PowerShell script.
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by:Nana Hemaa
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sorry ftp commandline tool confused me.  
I get "port command successful" filename invalid.
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by:Qlemo
ID: 41824120
Run
  ftp -n -i  -v
and then paste line by line to locate which part causes the error.
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by:Nana Hemaa
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I do not understand what you want me do...Do you have a link where I can read and understand the  -n -1  -v or can you explain please ..
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by:Qlemo
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You just run
ftp -n -v -i

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in a cmd or PowerShell prompt. That starts FTP without trying to connect and log in, and does not display a prompt.
Then you take each line of the commands above, one by one, i.e.
open 22.22.22.22

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and so on. and paste them into the (silent) prompt, until you get the error you showed. Then tell us the line causing this.
This is required because I have no clue where the error results from, and cannot test as each FTP server behaves different.
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by:Nana Hemaa
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ok thanks will update
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by:Nana Hemaa
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Could not use the solution.  Just wanted to close case
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