ReturnCode Checking for FTP

Lowell Gilbert freebsd-questions-local at
Wed May 6 00:56:34 UTC 2009

Eddie Chen <echen at> writes:

>    I am looking for a FTP clients that exit with a return code.
>    However, last week I download the tnftp and started implementing it.
>    It's actually trivial to implement this feature.
>    If this works, do you think it should be part of the ftp client.

I've never used return codes with ftp(1),
but I have used them with fetch(1), which
is also part of the base system.

Have you tried fetch?  If it doesn't meet
your needs, can you explain why?

Lowell Gilbert, embedded/networking software engineer, Boston area

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