• Subject: Re: FTP question
  • From: "Simon Coulter" <shc@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 19 Nov 00 11:21:07 +1100

Hello Albert,

You wrote:
>The remote site is not an AS/400, however the local site is an AS/400.
>There is a separate process (which I can't change) which puts the file on
>the server on a periodic basic. I want to make a copy of the file on the
>server, before it gets written over. I could use GET to pull the file down
>to the AS/400 and then use PUT to send it back with a new name but I wanted
>to avoid all that extra overhead if I could

The QUOTE RCMD syntax is supported by most (if not all) FTP servers.  The trick 
is in 
knowing the correct command to run at the target system.  On an AS/400 target 
that would 
be CPYF, on OS/2, Win-whatever, and DOS that would be copy, and on Unix 
variants that 
would be cp.

So some form of the following should work:

        QUOTE RCMD copy c:\dir1\dir2\file.exn d:\temp\newname.exn

        QUOTE RCMD cp /dir1/dir2/file /temp/newname

Simon Coulter.

 FlyByNight Software         AS/400 Technical Specialists       
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 Phone: +61 3 9419 0175      Mobile: +61 0411 091 400           
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