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## Re: OPTION EXCLUDE with strange results for hidden UNIX files

Hej Martin,

it works like a charm.
So, given the following folder structure:
 Directory of \\backup\backup3
11-05-2020  18:53    <DIR>          .
11-05-2020  12:13    <DIR>          ..
11-05-2020  18:57    <DIR>          .proftpd.fifo
14-05-2020  20:35    <DIR>          Daily Backups
11-05-2020  12:18    <DIR>          Old Backups
11-05-2020  12:37    <DIR>          Test

I have two possibilities now:
synchronize  -filemask=|.proftpd.fifo/;"Old Backups/";"Test/"  remote  "\\backup\backup3\"   "/Daily Backups/"
vs.
synchronize  remote   "\\backup\backup3\Daily Backups\"   "/Daily Backups/"
Where the former uses the file mask to exclude the unwanted ones, and the latter uses the source folder to only include the wanted.

Thank you!
/Torsten
Torsten

## Re: OPTION EXCLUDE with strange results for hidden UNIX files

You are right, it is a folder.
Do you mean to say I should use another exclude filter then? Which one?

martin wrote:

Thanks for all the details. Isn't the .proftpd.fifo actually a folder, not a file?

/T
martin

## Re: OPTION EXCLUDE with strange results for hidden UNIX files

Thanks for all the details. Isn't the .proftpd.fifo actually a folder, not a file?
Torsten

## Re: OPTION EXCLUDE with strange results for hidden UNIX files

Hej Martin
Here we go.
First, as it looked on the command prompt. Note that it does not exclude the file ".protftpd.fifo", the rest is secondary. Note further that the source folder "\\backup\backup3\" is on an FTP server as well, but since WinSCP cannot copy directly from one FTP server to another, I had to share the folder on the source FTP server as an SMB share.
D:\Klinikdokumenter\Klinik - EDB\Klinik Backup\NAS Synchronization>"C:\Users\Administrator\AppData\Local\Programs\WinSCP\WinSCP.com" /loglevel=2 /loglevel=2 /log=logfi
le.log /xmllog=logfile.xml /script=glostrup-test2.txt
batch on
reconnecttime 60
include |.proftpd.fifo
Connecting to fjernskrivebord.tg150.dk:8021 ...
Connected
Starting the session...
Session started.
Active session: [1] **********@fjernskrivebord.tg150.dk
Comparing...
Local '\\backup\backup3' => Remote '/Test'
Synchronizing...
Local '\\backup\backup3' => Remote '/Test'
\...\.proftpd.fifo | 0 B | 0,0 KB/s | binary | 0%
Lost connection.
Timeout detected. (control connection)
Could not retrieve file information
Can't get attributes of file '/Test/.proftpd.fifo'.
(A)bort, (R)econnect (0 s): Reconnect
Connecting to fjernskrivebord.tg150.dk:8021 ...
Connected
Starting the session...
Session started.
Lost connection.
Timeout detected. (control connection)
Could not retrieve file information
Can't get attributes of file '/Test/.proftpd.fifo'.
(A)bort, (R)econnect (4 s): Abort
Lost connection.
Timeout detected. (control connection)
Could not retrieve file information
Can't get attributes of file '/Test/.proftpd.fifo'.
Copying files to remote side failed.
Session 'backupuser@fjernskrivebord.tg150.dk' closed.
No session.
Exit code: 1
Max roundtrip: 5569
D:\Klinikdokumenter\Klinik - EDB\Klinik Backup\NAS Synchronization>

Second, the content of the script file here:
option batch on
option reconnecttime 60
option exclude .proftpd.fifo
open -passive=on ftp://**********:***************@fjernskrivebord.tg150.dk:8021
synchronize -delete -criteria=either -transfer=binary -resumesupport=on remote "\\backup\backup3\" "/Test/"
exit

Third, I attach the log file as requested. The interesting line is this one:
. 2020-05-14 01:08:29.219 Local file '\\backup\backup3\.proftpd.fifo' [2020-05-11T16:57:20.000Z] [0] included to synchronization

Fourth, I would like to mention that I found a workaround. As I noticed that the mysterious file is located in the FTP root folder, I simply moved my entire lot into a subfolder so that the hidden file is no longer in the way.

Good luck.

/Torsten
martin

## Re: OPTION EXCLUDE with strange results for hidden UNIX files

Torsten wrote:

I tried to use the "exclude" option to exclude a file
.protftpd.fifo
because the file can for some reason not be transferred. The file is located on a NAS with Linux, where I have shared a folder via SMB. My script is otherwise working fine.
...

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Torsten

## OPTION EXCLUDE with strange results for hidden UNIX files

I tried to use the "exclude" option to exclude a file
.protftpd.fifo
because the file can for some reason not be transferred. The file is located on a NAS with Linux, where I have shared a folder via SMB. My script is otherwise working fine.
I use this syntax:
option exclude .proftpd.fifo

But the result is different from my expectation:
...
include         |.proftpd.fifo
Comparing...
Local '\\backup\backup3\Old' => Remote '/Old'
Synchronizing...
Local '\\backup\backup3' => Remote '/'
\...\.proftpd.fifo        |            0 B |    0,0 KB/s | binary |   0%
...

(and then my script fails because of this file).
I have tried to "quote" the file name in quotation marks, no help.
What can I do to exclude the file?
Torsten
Shikhil

## Rename existing file when syncing - File version with winscp

Dear Team, need to know how to script winscp to rename the newly copied file to the destination, if it already exists there. Kind of file versioning.
GerMurphy

## Ignore Certain Folders During a sync

I was wondering how to sync all folders on my desktop computer with those hosted on a remote server.
I have established connection with the server and been able to synchronize with it but there are folders to which I do not have the required permissions and I wish to exclude them from the sync.

This is not a problem if doing it manually but I wish to automate the process.
martin

## Re: Parameter -filemask in .NET Assembly?

3K wrote:

What will be the equivalent command of filemask in .NET Assembly as shown below?
...

Please use .NET assembly / COM library forum.
3K

## Parameter -filemask in .NET Assembly?

What will be the equivalent command of filemask in .NET Assembly as shown below?

synchronize -filemask="*.doc*<2012-02-01; *.ppt*<2012-02-01" local C:\TEST\docs /docs

.NET example:
synchronizationResult =    session.SynchronizeDirectories(        SynchronizationMode.Local, @"C:\TEST\docs", "/docs", false);

Thank you.
martin

3K wrote:

For my other question, is there a web page describing the new Synchronize command, with examples? If there is none yet, it's ok.

The up-to-date documentation is on the same page all the time:
https://winscp.net/eng/docs/scriptcommand_synchronize
3K
Thank again :D , that command worked perfectly.

For my other question, is there a web page describing the new Synchronize command, with examples? If there is none yet, it's ok.

Regards.
martin
synchronize -filemask="*.doc*<2012-02-01; *.ppt*<2012-02-01" local C:\TEST\docs /docs

Also, is it possible to have the new switch commands available for synchronize?

Do not understand.
3K
Thanks again, it works. That command filters Word doc with timestamp.

Another question, if I would like to include multiple filters, for example, Word (*.doc*) and Powerpoint (*.ppt*) files, what will be the command. I tried the command below, but it doesn't work.

synchronize -filemask="*.doc* *.ppt* <2012-02-01 00:00:00" local C:\TEST\docs /docs

Also, is it possible to have the new switch commands available for synchronize?

Many thanks for your excellent support.

Regards.
martin
The -filemask swich overrides include option (which is obsolete anyway with 5.0.6).
Also there's no -include switch.

Correct syntax is:
synchronize -filemask="*.doc*<2012-02-01 00:00:00" local C:\TEST\docs /docs
3K
Hi Martin,

I was trying to synchronize with filemask and include Word documents (*.doc*) only using the commands below, but it seems, it doesn't work:

option include=*.doc*synchronize -filemask="<2012-02-01 00:00:00" local C:\TEST\docs /docs

synchronize -filemask="<2012-02-01 00:00:00" local C:\TEST\docs /docs -include="*.doc*"

Could you kindly help me.
Thank you.
3K

martin wrote:

synchronize -filemask="<2012-02-01 00:00:00" local C:\TEST\docs /docs

Thanks Martin, that command works well, :D excellent.
martin
synchronize -filemask="<2012-02-01 00:00:00" local C:\TEST\docs /docs
3K

martin wrote:

I have emailed you a link to development version of WinSCP.

Syntax file mask with timestamp is:
<2012-02-01 00:00:00

Thanks a lot Martin, got the development version. In my script below, if I wanted to synchronize documents posted >= 2012-01-01 00:00:00, where will I insert the command:

open ftp://username:password@ftpserver.itu.intsynchronize local C:\TEST\docs /docsclose

Thanks again.

Regards
martin
I have emailed you a link to development version of WinSCP.

Syntax file mask with timestamp is:
<2012-02-01 00:00:00
3K
Is it possible to request pre-release version (5.0.6) of WinSCP? I recently donated a small amount. Thanks. :)
3K
In Tracker Bug 672, the status is Fixed in: 5.0.6. Does it mean version 5.0.6? Is it possible to download this version and know the command to exclude by date stamp (not time stamp as written in my previous post)? Currently, in the download page, we can see 5.0.5 but not 5.0.6.

Thanks.
3K
In Tracker Bug 672, the status is Fixed in: 5.0.6. Does it mean version 5.0.6? Is it possible to download this version and know the command to exclude by time stamp? Currently, in the download page, we can see 5.0.5 but not 5.0.6.

Thanks.
martin

## Re: Synchronize files from specified date stamp?

This request is being tracked already:
https://winscp.net/tracker/672
3K

## Synchronize files from specified date stamp?

Hi,

Is there a command to synchronize files starting from a specified date stamp? I would like to exclude files if their file's modified dates is before 1 Jan 2012.

Thanks.
martin

## Re: Exclude certain file on Synchronize

option exclude <yourfilename>synchronize ...
joeahn

## Exclude certain file on Synchronize

Hi,

Is there a way to exclude certain file when using Synchronize. If yes, could you give me a simple example code.

Thanks