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net::ftp help

net::ftp help

net::ftp help

(OP)
I'm calling a perl script on an NT machine that should FTP a file from a folder on the IFS to a library on the AS/400.
I'm new to perl so any help is appreciated.


use Net::FTP;

    $hostname = 'host';
    $username = 'user';
    $password = 'password';
    
    $file = 'path/file.txt';
    $remote = 'library.lib/file.member';
    
    $ftp = Net::FTP->new($hostname);      
    $ftp->login($username, $password);
    $ftp->put($file, $remote);
    $ftp->quit;

RE: net::ftp help

Your code looks ok as far as I can tell.  I copied it to my machine and ran it with one modification.  I do not have write permissions to an ftp server, so I used get instead of put.   Additionally, I used 'anonymous' as my user and an email looking string for a password, first.last@some.server.com.  Worked fine.  I have changed my server info below to keep ner'-do-wells away.

#!/usr/local/bin/perl
use Net::FTP;

$hostname = 'ftp.some.server.com';
$username = 'anonymous';
$password = 'first.last@someserver.com';

$file = '/local/path/to/file.extension';

$ftp = Net::FTP->new($hostname);      
$ftp->login($username, $password);
$ftp->get($file);
$ftp->quit;

Can you tell us anything about error messages or other stuff that might help us diagnose your problem????  


 
 
 
 keep the rudder amid ship and beware the odd typo

RE: net::ftp help

(OP)
You're right, the code was ok... It was part of a larger file and something above wasn't allowing it to even start (so I wasn't getting any error messages).

I got that to work, but now I've ran into another problem. I need to check the value of a text box to see if the first character is a number and then I'll set a variable if it is...

Here is the part of the script this deals with:

-------------------------------
if (
    ($textbox eq ????)
) { $noerror = 1; }
else { $noerror = 0; }
-------------------------------

I have no idea what to put where the question marks are...

Thanks

RE: net::ftp help

You will need to use pattern matching rather than  'eq'.  Pattern matching will allow you to check for classes of characters.  

if ($textbox =~ /^\d/)    {    $noerror = 1;    }

The =~ is the pattern match operator.
The / and / are the pattern delimiters.  Look for what's in between.
The ^ says start at the front end of $textbox when checking for a match.
The \d says any digit.
So, if ($textbox matches /start with a digit/) { $noerror = 1; }

' Hope this is what you were looking for.


 
 
 
 keep the rudder amid ship and beware the odd typo

RE: net::ftp help

(OP)
That's exactly what I was looking for.

Thanks a bunch!

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