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Hi Scott
Apologies for not acknowledging your answer
I was doped up on night time theraflu
Anyway - once I have finished working on this other small project, I will be returning to the sftp
AND I will try QSH

Alan Shore
E-mail : ASHORE@xxxxxxxx
Phone [O] : (631) 200-5019
Phone [C] : (631) 880-8640
'If you're going through hell, keep going.'
Winston Churchill

-----Original Message-----
From: midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Scott Klement
Sent: Wednesday, March 12, 2014 10:32 PM
To: Midrange Systems Technical Discussion
Subject: Re: floundering with sftp

Alan,

I would strongly recommend never using QP2SHELL from a CL program. The problem with QP2SHELL is that it expects the Unix standard I/O descriptors to be set up and working, already. Granted, you can set these up yourself (via spawn() and pipe() APIs) but hardly anyone ever
does that... So they call QP2SHELL and let the descriptors fall back
to the ILE stdio support, which works sometimes, but is often fraught with problems, especially when using software that uses multiple
threads... I never got a really clear answer from IBM as to why this
causes problems.

Same is true of OVRDBF FILE(STDOUT) -- this is using ILE's implementation of stdio. Same problem.

Instead, please use QShell for this. (the QSH or STRQSH commands, not
QP2SHELL!) It will set up the descriptors properly, etc.

Or, if for some reason, QShell isn't going to work, use a tool like my UNIXCMD, or Tony Cairn's popen() these are designed to set up the pipes, etc, properly.

In fact, your code seems designed to use Qshell, it's using some QIBM_QSH variables, which are for Qshell, and will do nothing all all when calling a PASE API like QP2SHELL. (This really makes me wonder?)

Anyway...

I can't tell if this is what's causing the problem or not, there doesn't seem to be much info about the failure, here. But see if it helps, or at least gives you more info. And try running the program (with the CL program controling it, etc) interactively to see if errors are going to the screen (since they'd be harder to spot in a batch subsystem/jobq.)




On 3/12/2014 7:28 AM, Alan Shore wrote:
Hi everyone
Before I forget, we are on V5r4
I have to use sftp to obtain files from another server I have already
posted a couple of questions here before, that people have been so
kind to answer Unfourtunately - I am floundering I googled quite a few
things and found this site that does part of what I need to do

http://forums.iprodeveloper.com/forums/aft/55771

titled "How to get results of LS command from SFTP" where someone
posted a question that easily could have been me Scott Klement
provided examples of which I used Here is what I have ended up with

PGM
/* To compile: */
/*> CRTPF QTEMP/LSOUTPUT RCDLEN(1000) <*/

/* FIXME: Replace the following 3 lines with the appropriate +
values for your environment */

DCL VAR(&USERID) TYPE(*CHAR) LEN(15) +
VALUE('j_nbty')
DCL VAR(&HOST) TYPE(*CHAR) LEN(100) +
VALUE('sftp ftpnonprodnbtysldc ')
DCL VAR(&DIR) TYPE(*CHAR) LEN(100) +
VALUE('DNBT2O/incoming/ATG/ESB/RequestCatalog/feed/')
DCL VAR(&SCRIPT) TYPE(*CHAR) LEN(100) +
VALUE('/tmp/sftpscript.txt')
DCL VAR(&CMD) TYPE(*CHAR) LEN(500)
DCL VAR(&EOF) TYPE(*LGL) VALUE('0')
DCL VAR(&NULL) TYPE(*CHAR) VALUE(X'00')
DCLF FILE(LSOUTPUT)

ADDENVVAR ENVVAR(SFTP_USER) VALUE(&USERID) REPLACE(*YES)
ADDENVVAR ENVVAR(SFTP_HOST) VALUE(&HOST) REPLACE(*YES)
ADDENVVAR ENVVAR(SFTP_SCRIPT) VALUE(&SCRIPT) +
REPLACE(*YES)
ADDENVVAR ENVVAR(SFTP_DIR) VALUE(&DIR) REPLACE(*YES)
ADDENVVAR ENVVAR(QIBM_QSH_CMD_OUTPUT) +
VALUE('FILEAPPEND=/tmp/sftplog.txt') +
REPLACE(*YES)
ADDENVVAR ENVVAR(QIBM_QSH_CMD_ESCAPE_MSG) VALUE(Y) +
REPLACE(*YES)

DLTF FILE(QTEMP/LSOUTPUT)
MONMSG MSGID(CPF2105)

CRTPF FILE(QTEMP/LSOUTPUT) RCDLEN(1000)

CHGVAR VAR(&CMD) VALUE('echo "cd $SFTP_DIR\nls" > +
$SFTP_SCRIPT && sftp -b $SFTP_SCRIPT +
$SFTP_USER@$SFTP_HOST | grep -Ev +
"^[.]|^sftp> /qtcptmm/SFTPlogoutput.txt +
2>&1"')

SNDPGMMSG MSGID(CPF9897) MSGF(QCPFMSG) MSGDTA(&CMD) +
MSGTYPE(*DIAG)

OVRDBF FILE(STDOUT) TOFILE(QTEMP/LSOUTPUT)
/* CHGVAR VAR(&CMD) VALUE(&CMD *TCAT '> +
/qtcptmm/SFTPlogoutput.txt 2>&1') */
CHGVAR VAR(&CMD) VALUE(&CMD *TCAT &NULL)
CALL PGM(QP2SHELL) PARM('/QOpenSys/usr/bin/sh' +
'-c' &CMD)
DLTOVR FILE(STDOUT)
OVRDBF FILE(LSOUTPUT) TOFILE(QTEMP/LSOUTPUT)

DOUNTIL COND(&EOF *EQ '1')
RCVF
MONMSG MSGID(CPF0864) EXEC(CHGVAR VAR(&EOF) +
VALUE('1'))
IF COND(&EOF *EQ '0') THEN(DO)

/* FIXME: The following line is for debugging purposes only. +
Replace it with one that uses &LSOUTPUT to do some +
work. */

SNDPGMMSG MSGID(CPF9897) MSGF(QCPFMSG) +
MSGDTA(&LSOUTPUT) MSGTYPE(*DIAG)
ENDDO
ENDDO

DLTOVR FILE(LSOUTPUT)

ENDPGM

I have compiled this and run it, but the file QTEMP/LSOUTPUT is empty
I have also run sftp interactively using the following commands
CALL PGM(QP2TERM)
And pressed Enter

On the
/QOpenSys/usr/bin/-sh'
Screen, I typed
sftp ftpnonprodnbtysldc
and pressed Enter

I then typed
cd DNBT2O/incoming/ATG/ESB/RequestCatalog/feed/
and pressed Enter

I then typed
Ls
And pressed Enter
And what was displayed is what I expected to see

The questions are - what is wrong with my CLP program and how can I
log what happens within sftp


As always - any and all responses gratefully accepted

Alan Shore
E-mail : ASHORE@xxxxxxxx
Phone [O] : (631) 200-5019
Phone [C] : (631) 880-8640
'If you're going through hell, keep going.'
Winston Churchill


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