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  • How to download files from an ftp server.

    Since FTP_get, no longer usable, I am exploring new ideas.

    Is any one downloading files from an FTP server?
    ​​​​​​​Any suggestions?

  • #2
    I just used one of the ftp functions within the last 2 days to get a file , I think it was ftp_xfer (or something like that).
    Gregg Schmidt

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    • #3
      Thanks for checking. If you try on a hosting company that is using cPanel v86, ftp_get will work. if using ver 90, will not.
      So I am looking for alternatives. I can open the web using an FTP account, but I am not sure how to grab those files there.
      Another alternative is using WEBDISK then making the web/folder another drive in the local PC. I am not confident in that option.

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      • #4
        One of those hidden issues (the cPanel was not disclosed earlier).
        Gregg Schmidt

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        • #5
          I was not aware of that issue before last night. when it was disclosed to me as the hosting company compare some domain sites located in different areas, with different Cpanel versions.
          Within the next few days all sections of the hosting company will be Ver90+.
          So under that hosting company FTp_will not work as we use it with Alpha.
          BY the way I tried with Alpha 12. Same result.
          That is the reason that I am trying alternatives or a way around.

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          • #6
            Mike,

            Have a look at winscp https://winscp.net/eng/index.php I use this with my FTP credentials saved in FileZilla to trigger AND check outgoing FTPs. I've not tried this in reverse, but definitely worth experimenting.
            Code:
            FUNCTION ftp_invoice AS C (invoice_path AS C,my_id AS N)
            'FTP customer invoice to server
            '
            'Add client ID to destination filename
            my_file = word(invoice_path,-1,"\\")
            my_prefix = word(my_file,1,".")
            my_newfile = my_prefix + "_" + my_id + ".pdf"
            'send the invoice
            sys_shell_wait("winscp.exe /console /command \"open <my config name> -filezilla\" \"put " + invoice_path + " " + my_newfile +"\" bye")
            ftp_invoice = my_newfile
            
            END FUNCTION

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            • #7
              For sure worth the try. Just to point out, notice that I refer only to ftp_get and list, not ftp_put. The reason is that ftp_put still work..
              It does not make sense.

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