• Subject: Re: FTP in bat files
  • From: Larry Bolhuis <lbolhui@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 01 Mar 1999 19:05:05 -0500
  • Organization: Arbor Solutions, Inc

Angie,

 Your mistake is the keyword START.  Using that tells the OS to launch another
copy of the Bat file and then quit.  Of course all that is seen in that copy is
to start another copy and then quit. And that copy starts another copy .......  
Just remove the keyword START and you should be ok.

 - Larry

Wawrzaszek wrote:
> 
> I have created a bat file using notepad to connect to our system and do a
> file transter.  When I run this it just keeps reopening the bat file over
> and over again.  I have done this before and when I compare my source to the
> previous bat file there is no difference.  In fact if I try to recreate the
> bat file that works properly I get the same problem.  So I must be missing a
> step here somewhere and am hoping someone can help me out.
> 
> 1. open Notepad- create txt file:
>                   open 999.999.999.999    (system address)
>                   username
>                   password
>                   get library/file.member c:\file
>                   quit
> I save this as ftp.txt
> 
> 2. open Notepad - create another txt file:
>                    start ftp -s:ftp.txt
>                     exit
> I save this as ftp.bat and select close on exit on the properties
> 
> Seems pretty simple, and like I said I have a working bat file, I can not
> remember anything else that I did.
> 
> When I run it it will just keep opening dos windows over & over saying start
> ftp.....
> 
> HELP!
> 
> Thanks Angie
-- 
Larry Bolhuis         |
Arbor Solutions, Inc  | Two rules to success in life:
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