Scripting FTP transactions ... how?

Mo DeJong
Mon Apr 17 04:55:00 GMT 2000

Try out Tcl-FTP.

Cygwin comes with a Tcl shell so it should not be hard to
get it working.

If you have not used Tcl before, you will need to do a little
learning, but it is well worth your time.

Mo Dejong
Red Hat Inc.

On Mon, 17 Apr 2000, Rabbe Fogelholm wrote:

> Hi all,
> I have this seemingly trivial problem: I wish to do some FTP file transfers
> from within a Bourne shell script that runs on top of CygWin and Windows 9x.
> On Solaris, Linux etc I would use the plain old "ftp" command, possibly
> creating a .netrc file on-the-fly if needed. This does not seem to work
> at all with the Win32 FTP command. Furthermore, CygWin Tools does not
> contain an ftp command either.
> I did look around for some shareware client, but without success so far.
> If I were doing only downloads (no uploads) I could get along with Lynx.
> However, I need a solution for the upload case as well.
> Any hints welcome! There ought to be a solution for a trivial problem
> like this, only I don't know in which direction to look.
> --Rabbe Fogelholm, Sollentuna, Sweden
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