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Old 07-14-2004, 04:53 AM   #1
chipix
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Lightbulb sftp automation for downloading files


Hi,

I want to use sftp in order to download some files from a remote server. My case is the following:

1. username: user123
2. pass: pass123
3. remote server: ftp.myserver.com

The commands I want to send after the connection are:
1. bin
2. cd mydir
3. get myfile

I want to write a script to automate this procedure using cron.

Any help regarding the sftp command line abilities would be appreciated.

Thanks
 
Old 07-14-2004, 05:52 AM   #2
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consider using scp.

e.g. scp user@remotehost:/mydir/filename .

with the use of publickeys, you can avoid keying in passwords.
 
Old 07-14-2004, 06:29 AM   #3
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Talking

thanks for your reply.

I did not know how to use the public key, however this site http://bumblebee.lcs.mit.edu/ssh2/ was very helpful.

 
Old 07-14-2004, 06:30 AM   #4
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Another question.

if my connection is broken do u know if my copy can be resumed?
 
Old 07-14-2004, 06:55 AM   #5
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Hi,
1st method:
you can run ftp with an automated script command execution after connection..
ftp -s:"<your_script.txt>" ftp.myserver.com

The content of your_script.txt could simply be:

user123
pass123
bin
cd mydir
get myfile
by

2nt method:
type in command line the following:
ftp ftp://user123ass123@ftp.myserver.com:21/mydir/myfile

Hope this helps, bye Kess
 
Old 07-14-2004, 06:57 AM   #6
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Sorry, The smile is a :p

Bye..
 
  


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