Sending multiple files in FTP without having to respond to prompt

Take the headache out of sending multiple files in FTP.

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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

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

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This was first published in March 2003

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