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Bash Script: Transfer files through FTP from within script

Below shell script demonstrate the usage of FTP operation from within the bash script, feel free to copy and use this script:

Source: cat autoftp.sh
#!/bin/bash

if [ $# -ne 1 ]; then
        echo "Please provide the file path for ftp operation."
        exit
fi

USERNAME=linuxpoison
PASSWORD=password
FILENAME="$1"
FTP_SERVER=ftp.foo.com
echo "Starting the ftp operation ...."

ftp -n $FTP_SERVER <<Done-ftp
user $USERNAME $PASSWORD
binary
put "$FILENAME"
bye
Done-ftp

echo "Done with the transfer of file: $FILENAME"
exit

Output: ./autoftp.sh log.tar.gz
Starting the ftp operation ....
Done with the transfer of file: log.tar.gz




2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thank you. Is there any way to "hide" my password within the script so it is not visible?

Nikesh Jauhari said...

no, best way to read the password from DB or from some other secured file.

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