Robust FTP program

I am looking for an FTP program that can download files, send files, then copy those files to local folders, delete files from local folders and then send an email notification out to users that the file has arrived etc..
I want all this to be triggered with one double click, after configuration.
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Joseph HornseyPresident and JanitorCommented:
I don't think you'll find a program that will do that with a double-click out of the box.  You'll have to write a script or macro which will make all of this stuff happen.

I wrote a PowerShell script which called the Microsoft FTP client, checked for folders, created them, downloaded and deleted files, etc.  I just tried to find it, and can't seem to, but if I do, I'll post it.

In Linux environments, you can also script using command line FTP clients.

Another alternative is to find a GUI-based client that supports macros.  I *think* WinSCP does.
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100questionsAuthor Commented:
@ Joseph Hornsey - Thanks very much.  Sure if you find it and you would like to share it here, that would be great.
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Look at WS_FTP (Ipswitch).  Good robust FTP program. Can save files to folders of your choice. Can be scheduled. Has Email Notifications.

You can get a full function 30-day trial so it is worth a look. I have WS_FTP and have used it in past extensively. Not as much call for FTP now.
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Dean ChafeeIT/InfoSec ManagerCommented:
CrushFTP is the most robust, feature filled FTP platform I know of, and I have done much research on this recently:

http://www.crushftp.com/features.html

It has workflow automation built in which would easily do what you are looking for.

Regards,
Homer ;)
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Joseph HornseyPresident and JanitorCommented:
@Dean and @John - Hey, guys... thanks for that info.  I forgot about WS_FTP because it's not free  (LOL) and I'll definitely check out CrushFTP.
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100questionsAuthor Commented:
Thanks very much, will check these out as well.
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Bill PrewCommented:
Here are two more very popular choices you should review / consider as well.  As mentioned earlier anything will require some kind of scripting to get the single press button functionality you described, but these should accomodate that.


Sorry, I could have sworn FileZilla had some basic scripting, but it doesn't, so strike that one...


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