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FTP from unix to vax machine

FTP from unix to vax machine

FTP from unix to vax machine


First of all, I am TOTALLY new to vax/vms....

I want to automate a ftp from unix to vax and get a files from the vax box. When I do this manually, it works fine, but when I try to do it in a script it fails.

Here is my script (on unix):

ftp -n $HOST << EOF
user username password
dir a*.log
I returns with the following error:
"Failed to set default directory to RMS:[TRACE].
error in device name or inappropriate device type for operation
file not found"

It seems as if the problem is the cd to the directory, but as I said I can do a "cd RMS$ROOT:[TRACE]" when I do a manual ftp.

If anyone if wondering why I am doing a ftp, it is because I do not have the skills to write a script on vms to check the log file for errors, hence I have to ftp the file and run my script on unix to check the file.

Any help on this will be greatly appreciated.

RE: FTP from unix to vax machine

Check the login.com of the username that the script is logging into the VAX under to see if the logical RMS$ROOT is defined and how it is defined. It looks like this logical is not being translated properly.

RE: FTP from unix to vax machine

You may also want to check SYLOGIN.COM.... often symbols or logicals that are defined during interactive login are excluded when the login is in BATCH or OTHER mode...

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