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Old 05-26-2009, 08:49 AM   #1
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not able to perform ftp of tar archive


hi all............

FILE_NAME="/path/to/tar.gz"
HOST='localhost'
USER='usr'
PASSWD='passwd'
ftp -n $HOST <<End_of_session
user $USER $PASSWD
get $FILE_NAME /home/vinay/softwares/tar.gz
bye
End_of_session

this is my script...

I am not able to get tar.gz its transferring empty tar.gz folder

can anyone help me please......
 
Old 05-26-2009, 09:12 AM   #2
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Does the get work when you manually try to ftp the file?
 
Old 05-26-2009, 09:15 AM   #3
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Code:
get $FILE_NAME /home/vinay/softwares/tar.gz
this is wrong. You cannot transfer more than one file using get. You have to use mget. If your intention is to transfer the file to some specific location into the local machine, you have to do something like:
Code:
lcd /home/vinay/softwares/
get $FILE_NAME
 
Old 05-27-2009, 06:58 AM   #4
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lcd /home/vinay/softwares/
get $FILE_NAME...is not working


FILE_NAME="/home/vinay/mysql-5.1.31-linux-i686-glibc23.tar.gz"
HOST='localhost'
USER='usrname'
PASSWD='passwd'
ftp -nv<<End_of_session
open $HOST
user $USER $PASSWD
mget $FILE_NAME /home/vinay/softwares/mysql-5.1.31-linux-i686-glibc23.tar.gz
bye
End_of_session

i am getting error near mget ...can anyone help me please..

Thanks in advance...
 
Old 05-27-2009, 07:12 AM   #5
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Code:
mget $FILE_NAME /home/vinay/softwares/mysql-5.1.31-linux-i686-glibc23.tar.gz
You can't put the full path in get/mget. You have to change directory, then download the file:
Code:
cd /home/vinay/softwares/
get mysql-5.1.31-linux-i686-glibc23.tar.gz
If you download a single file use get, if you download multiple files at once use mget. When using mget, consider the -i option of ftp:
Code:
ftp -inv << End_of_session
so that you're not prompted for confirmation each time it tries to download a file (this is the default behavior of mget).
 
Old 05-27-2009, 08:01 AM   #6
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here i am trying to get tar.gz from my home directory to /home/vinay/softwares directory..........


FILE_NAME="/home/vinay/mysql-5.1.31-linux-i686-glibc23.tar.gz"
HOST='localhost'
USER='vinay'
PASSWD='passwd'
ftp -inv <<End_of_session
open $HOST
user $USER $PASSWD
cd /home/vinay/softwares
mget $FILE_NAME mysql-5.1.31-linux-i686-glibc23.tar.gz
bye

still not working........any error in this......

any help???please........

Last edited by vinaytp; 05-27-2009 at 08:04 AM.
 
Old 05-27-2009, 08:58 AM   #7
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Yes, the mget statement is still wrong or at least I cannot understand it. If we substitute $FILE_NAME with its value, we have:
Code:
mget /home/vinay/mysql-5.1.31-linux-i686-glibc23.tar.gz mysql-5.1.31-linux-i686-glibc23.tar.gz
as you can notice there are two errors: first, the complete path cannot be specified in the mget statement (you have to previously cd in the directory as I explained in my previous post); second, the two files are the same... and at this point I don't understand what do you want to do.

Questions:
0) do you want to download the file mysql-5.1.31-linux-i686-glibc23.tar.gz from the remote machine?
1) in which directory is placed the file mysql-5.1.31-linux-i686-glibc23.tar.gz on the remote machine?
2) in which directory you want to download the file on your local machine?
 
Old 05-27-2009, 09:12 AM   #8
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I work for a newspaper and I am constantly sending files through ftp, this is from one of my scripts.

ftp -v -n ftp.sleepy.com << EOF=20
user username password
prompt
cd /mysanantonio/specsec
mkdir R-SPS-$newDir-tab
cd R-SPS-$newDir-tab
bin
mput *.pdf
quit
EOF
echo "If you got here this section would uploading right now"
 
Old 05-27-2009, 09:22 AM   #9
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Thank a lot for colucix and ermoreno............

Last edited by vinaytp; 05-27-2009 at 09:24 AM.
 
Old 05-27-2009, 09:41 AM   #10
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Does it work, now?
 
Old 05-28-2009, 12:20 AM   #11
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yes....
 
  


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