The exclamation mark ("!") on the iSeries FTP client is the equivalent of
the SYSCmd command. On most other clients it's the equivalient of a shell
command. For instance, from Windows, a ! will send you to a command shell
(exit to return to FTP), and !cmd will execute the command, like !dir.

On Fri, 5 Mar 2004 11:58:27 -0500, rob@xxxxxxxxx said:
> I believe that quote sends the request to the server, whilst ! sends the 
> request to the client.
> 
> For example, I started a ftp session on my client iseries, GDISYS, to my 
> server iseries, GDIHQ.
> I ran 
> ! crtpf rob/boothx rcdlen(80)
> and the file was created on my source, GDISYS.
> 
> Rob Berendt
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> 
> 
> 
> "Booth Martin" <booth@xxxxxxxxxxxx> 
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> Re: ftp quote command not working
> 
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> 
> 
> 
> 
> Would it muddy the waters to suggest the ! alias? Using the ! in place of
> quote helped me to underestand what is happening bettter.
>  
> ! syst
>  
> should work just fine. 
> 
> I think of the ! as being "pay attention! Here's one of your own 
> commands!"
> 
> ---------------------------------
> Booth Martin
> http://www.martinvt.com
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> -------Original Message-------
>  
> From: Midrange Systems Technical Discussion
> Date: 03/05/04 10:25:16
> To: Midrange Systems Technical Discussion
> Subject: Re: ftp quote command not working
>  
> On Fri, 5 Mar 2004, Brendan Bispham wrote:
> >
> > The odd thing about syst is that it works with or without the 'quote'...
> >
>  
> Why is that odd? That just means that it's implemented in your particular
> FTP client.
>  
> In mine I can do "site namefmt 1" without typing "quote" as well, but on
> a
> Windows client that doesn't work. Once you understand what the QUOTE
> command does, it's not a big mystery.
>  
> I recently explained on this thread what quote does, but apparently I
> didn't explain it very well, because it appears that nobody understood
> what I said.
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