Absolutely a great option. I use this all the time. A simple CL program that overrides INPUT to qgpl/ftpcmd MBR(xxx) and OUTPUT to qgpl/ftplog mbr(xxx) where xxx is the group you're after then submit to batch. Both are source files. The ftpcmd file contains the snippet you need but as Rob suggests a couple tweaks are in order.

1) for the password put in anything, it's anonymous so you don't need to use the one they send you.
2) for the directory on i use the one that works for you
3) As suggested mget *.bin is perfect so you never need to change it.

Each time you get an email now you only need to copy the source directory name, nothing else changes.

This takes your PC completely off the critical path and the pTFs land directly on the server you want them on.

- Larry "DrFranken" Bolhuis

www.Frankeni.com
www.iDevCloud.com - Personal Development IBM i timeshare service.
www.iInTheCloud.com - Commercial IBM i Cloud Hosting.

On 9/16/2015 9:41 AM, rob@xxxxxxxxx wrote:
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I want to download the latest Cume, Groups, Hyper fixes directly to my
system.
</snip>

When you go to Fix Central there is an option to use FTP. Select that.
After awhile you will get an email which looks something like:
...
page after page
...
DOWNLOAD USING THE FTP COMMAND FROM OS/400
Select this method only if you will be using image catalogs.
In the example below, the directory is named "fixes".
You must store the files in a path within the "root" (/)
directory in IFS.
ftp "delivery01-bld.dhe.ibm.com"
...

While it says "OS/400" it also works on IBM i.

If you see commands like:
ftp> binary
ftp> get CUME710_1.bin
ftp> get CUME710_2.bin
simply replace the individual "get" commands with
mget *.bin


Rob Berendt


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