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Running a Script as a Background Task

You can create a script and configure the FTP Client so that, when the script executes, the client runs as a background task and there is no interaction or communication with the user. To do so:

  • Set up a shortcut with a startup command that automatically executes the script. In the Run box, select Minimized to specify that Reflection should run minimized on the desktop.
  • Design the script to connect to a site that saved the user name and password and any passthrough settings needed to connect to that site. This prevents the client from prompting for connection information.
  • Include a QUIT command to have the client shut down when the script completes.
  • Use the following SET parameters to control the client display of messages and prompts:

    Setting

    Usage

    QUIET-STATUS

    Set to YES to suppress the connection and transfer progress dialog boxes and the Directory Definition Wizard.

    SMART-TYPE-DEFAULT

    Do not set to ASKUSER. When set to ASKUSER, the user is prompted for a transfer method if the script transfers an unrecognized file type.

    TRANSFER-DISPOSITION

    Do not set to PROMPT. When set to PROMPT, the user is prompted during transfer to specify handling for files that exist at the destination.

    CONFIRM-DELETE

    Set to NO to prevent the client from prompting for confirmation prior to deleting files or folders.

    RESUME-PARTIAL-TRANSFERS

    Do not set to ASKUSER. When set to ASKUSER, the user is prompted to choose whether to resume a partial transfer if the Client detects that a prior incomplete server file download occurred.