Tip

Sending multiple files in FTP without having to respond to prompt

You Can View User Feedback To This Tip

Using FTP to send multiple files to the IFS in batch mode is complicated by the iSeries requiring confirmation for every file. This can be overcome by using the PROMPT command in your FTP script.

Batch processing of FTP is extensively documented elsewhere in this site. The code example shows sending the contents of the current local directory to the working directory of a server called HOSTNAME using a profile called USERID with a password of APASSWORD.

- Substitute the words in capitals for your own values!

The same code can be used with MDEL (Multiple Delete), but use this with caution!

FTP HOSTNAME USERID

APASSWORD

binary
prompt
mput *.*

quit

USER FEEDBACK TO THIS TIP

  • You may want to add the LCD & CD commands to be sure you are accessing the correct directory.—Tony Gaura

==================================
MORE INFORMATION ON THIS TOPIC
==================================

The Best Web Links: tips, tutorials and more.

Ask your programming questions--or help out your peers by answering them--in our live discussion forums.

Ask the Experts yourself: Our application development gurus are waiting to answer your programming questions.


This was first published in March 2003

There are Comments. Add yours.

 
TIP: Want to include a code block in your comment? Use <pre> or <code> tags around the desired text. Ex: <code>insert code</code>

REGISTER or login:

Forgot Password?
By submitting you agree to receive email from TechTarget and its partners. If you reside outside of the United States, you consent to having your personal data transferred to and processed in the United States. Privacy
Sort by: OldestNewest

Forgot Password?

No problem! Submit your e-mail address below. We'll send you an email containing your password.

Your password has been sent to:

Disclaimer: Our Tips Exchange is a forum for you to share technical advice and expertise with your peers and to learn from other enterprise IT professionals. TechTarget provides the infrastructure to facilitate this sharing of information. However, we cannot guarantee the accuracy or validity of the material submitted. You agree that your use of the Ask The Expert services and your reliance on any questions, answers, information or other materials received through this Web site is at your own risk.