ReturnCode Checking for FTP

Eddie Chen echen at
Wed May 6 14:53:31 UTC 2009


         On my AIX and Linux system we don't have fetch installed. I
Googled  "fetch", can't found the download  URL for "fetch".
   It seems "fetch(1)" will get file(s)... We mostly push the file(s) to
the clients.  Thanks.

                Lowell Gilbert                                             
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                05/05/2009             Eddie Chen <echen at>          
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                                       Re: ReturnCode Checking for FTP     
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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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