Topic "VBScript, Retrieving files and deleting files via ftp"

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Trying to use synchronize to retrieve unique files from an ftp site, and then delete the file from the remote site. The unique file is retrieved, but not deleted. Also files in a subdirectory are retrieved as well as the directory structure.

Script Code:
option echo on
option batch on
option confirm off
option transfer binary
open sftp://DPS_Oxford:xxxxxxxxx@99.99.999.99 -privatekey=D:\Spool\VBControl\Policy_FTP\DPS_xxxxxx.ppk
synchronize local P:\PolicyAssemblyAnnuity\AnnuityTrackingArchive -filemask="/OX1000_POLICY_PRINTING_WITH_CERTIFIED_MAILING\*.csv" -Delete

Command executed:
sCmd = """C:\Program Files\WinSCP\"" -script=" & sFTPTempFile & " /log=P:\PolicyAssemblyAnnuity\AnnuityTrackingArchive\Script.log"

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The -delete switch of synchronize deletes obsolete files in the target (local in this case) directory. Not downloaded files, that would not be a synchronization. The point of synchronization is to make contents of both directories identical.

If you want to download a file and remove the original, use get -delete *.csv.

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