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FTP Client Scripting

FTP Client scripts allow you to automate connection and file transfer operations. For example, you can automate file transfers to and from a server. Automated transfers can be carried out without the need to interact directly with the FTP Client.

A script file is an ASCII text file that contains a sequence of FTP (or SFTP) commands. Each command must be on a separate line. You can create a script using the Script Recorder. You can also create a new script or modify an existing script using a text editor (such as Notepad).

Use the FTP Client script recorder to record actions as commands—you do not have to do any writing or programming to create a script that can be played back later. Scripts can automate many sorts of tasks (for example, configuring file transfer options, connecting to an FTP site, or transferring files).

When you play back a script, commands are executed as though they had been entered at the FTP command line.

Related Topics

Record a Script

Run a Script

Edit a Script

FTP Client Script File Format