At 02:25 PM 12/13/1997 -0600, you wrote:
>Carl Galgano wrote:
>> 
>> Pete/Richard:
>> There is a usable FTP client as part of WIN95.  Sure its not graphical, but
>> it does the job pretty well and you can create a script file with all the
>
>Carl,
>
>Command line FTP is a little clunky for maintaining a web site though...

Sure it is, but what else you gonna use for unattended ftp in a batch file?
Sure, you can use CuteFTP and probably WS-FTP in unattended mode, but
that's no different in the end, is it? And since AS/400 ftp server does not
present the info in a format that most (GUI) ftp clients can handle, I find
the command line version eminently useful.

Does anyone know of a way to get a different layout of the info AS/400 FTP
returns for each file? I mean, it puts the owner first, e.g., and I know of
no other platform that does that.

Definitely get WS-FTP or CuteFTP or ? for maintaining Web sites. But we're
looking at, e.g., automating bank reconciliation transfers. Don't need GUI
for that.

Use the best tool for the task at hand!

Cheers

Vernon Hamberg
Systems Software Programmer
Old Republic National Title Insurance Company
400 Second Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN  55401-2499
(612) 371-1111 x480


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