Forum: DSL Tips and Tricks
Topic: Automating ftp
started by: jpeters
Posted by jpeters on Nov. 18 2007,21:30I just discovered a much faster way of doing routines like updating web pages, etc., using automated scripts. First, setup .netrc with user name, password:
01 machine mysite.net login xxxxx password xxxxxxx
Now write your routine to a file. Common commands include cd, send, get, bye:
To run, type" ftp mysite.net < ftp_script" and the task is performed within seconds. The script can be run within a larger script, for example, that opens amaya.uci to the file you just ftp'd over. Very fast!!!
ftp mysite.net < get_index
[ -d /opt/amaya ] || mydsl-load /mnt/hda3/Downloads/amaya.uci
/opt/amaya/wx/bin/amaya index.htm &
Posted by roberts on Nov. 18 2007,22:00The use of .netrc has been a part of DSL's webdata program to store and retrieve files on an ftp server automatically.
Posted by jpeters on Nov. 18 2007,22:30
BTW, not sure how to get /apps/net/ftp working. It takes me to an ftp> window, but doesn't connect if I type in an address.
EDIT: just figured it out......(need 'open' command)