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Old 12-04-2011, 02:51 PM   #1
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Unhappy Multiple Renaming of Files using Curl Command

I have multiple files in a folder. My requirement is to transmit them all in one go and then rename on ftp server. I cant rename before tranmitting. Server accepts only in .lnk format and then we rename it to .dat format.

When i try to upload a single file it works fine like

curl -T file1 --ftpaddress --user username: password

When i try to upload and rename a single file it works fine

curl -T file1 --ftpaddress --user username: password -Q "-RNFR file1" -Q "-RNTO -newfilename"

When i try to do bulk upload it works fine like this

curl -T "{file1,file2}" --ftpaddress --user username: password

But I am unable to rename multiple files (Even single file) when i try to rename them. Ma command fails with message that Quoted string not accepted

curl -T "{file1,file2}" --ftpaddress --user username: password -Q "-RNFR file1" -Q "-RNTO -newfilename" (fails: file do get transmiited but for rename it says quoted string not accepted)

curl -T "{file1,file2}" --ftpaddress --user username: password -Q "-RNFR file1" -Q "-RNTO -newfilename" -Q "-RNFR file2" -Q "-RNTO -newfilename2" (fails: file do get transmiited but for rename it says quoted string not accepted)

The curl man page says i can give series of command using -Q i am sure it does mutliplel renaming of files when i transfer multiple files. I am sure I am making a syntax mistake. If some body can help i will really appreciate. Many thanks

Old 12-04-2011, 02:58 PM   #2
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You don't need to use "-Q" multiple times; You just use -Q once, then have the file names in series, as such:
-Q 'rename /path/to/file1 /path/to/file2'
See this thread for more detail about it -


Old 12-04-2011, 03:30 PM   #3
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Thanks Josh for this. I have tried this but its not working for me

curl -T file1.dat hostname --user username: password -Q "-rename /home/metapack/Dms\ Files/UKMail/file1.dat /home/ftp/username/incoming/file1.mp4"

The file does gets uploaded but rename command simply fails


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