Topic "Error handling"

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Joined: 2013-12-04
Posts: 1
Location: UK
I use the following simple script to connect to a remote site, copy any files there to a local site and then delete the remote files.

open sftp://user:password@ip address
cd /sage
get *.* c:\FTP\incoming\
rm *.*

Is there any error checking I can introduce to prevent the remote files being deleted if the transfer is unsuccessful, or will the rm command not execute and time out if the previous get line does not complete?

Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.
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Joined: 2002-12-10
Posts: 24759
Location: Prague, Czechia
You need to use option batch abort at the start of the script.

Even better, use -delete switch with the get command, instead of rm command.

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