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Old 07-06-2005, 09:13 AM   #1
mrobertson
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Executing an ftp command from vb6


Is there any possible way to execute the following command from vb6 every second based on a timer......?

ftp -s:c:\ftp.cmd
 
Old 07-06-2005, 09:53 AM   #2
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Yes. Drop a timer on a form, set it to fire every second (I believe that's a timeout of 1000), and in the timer's event procedure, put
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Shell "ftp -s:c:\ftp.cmd"
It'll probably run in a console window, and it won't wait for FTP to finish before continuing execution. Don't know if that matters, though.
 
Old 07-06-2005, 10:12 AM   #3
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That worked! I have two other questions for you if you wouldnt mind helping me out.

First. Each time it is executed..another file transfer window appears. Is there anyway around that so that you dont take up so much memory. This program will run all day every day and I can have memory being used like that.

Secondly, the file that I am sending is coming up emptywhat would be the cause of this. here is my code for ftp.cmd:

Code:
open pl7cam3
root
pass
cd etc
get camdata.txt camdata
put camdata
I use ftp -s:c:\ftp.cmd to execute it. when I open the file in windows it is populated but when I go to the camera it is not. Could it be the name change that I tried or what?
 
Old 07-06-2005, 03:42 PM   #4
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Each time it is executed..another file transfer window appears. Is there anyway around that so that you dont take up so much memory.
Not with the shell function. Of course, you're going to be repeating this command constantsly, you could just do it in a batch file. For better control, the alternative would be to send FTP commands to the server using winsock, or the internet transfer control, or some third-party FTP control. Don't ask me for recommendations, though, since I've never done FTP through VB6.

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I use ftp -s:c:\ftp.cmd to execute it. when I open the file in windows it is populated but when I go to the camera it is not. Could it be the name change that I tried or what?
That could be it. I really don't know. You could always try running each command individually and try to pinpoint where the problem is.
 
  


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