FTP script example

A while back, I was uploading a bunch of stuff via FTP and needed a FTP script to automate things. However, I couldn’t find a clear example script out there and this simple script ended up taking quite a bit longer to write.

Anyway, for anyone who’s searching out there for a FTP script example, here’s something you may appreciate:

# (Other commands in script)
# ...
ftpCmd="open someserverdomain.com 21
user aUser aPassword
cd uploads
mput *
echo "$ftpCmd"|ftp -niv

The tricked as you can see is to store the FTP commands into a variable, then echo that to the "ftp" command.

Have fun FTP-ing, lol.


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