Logging folder keeps reverting to default

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Logging folder keeps reverting to default

Under the Tools / Preferences / Logging: I want to let the Log Path = %Temp_Dir%\WinSCP Logs\!y-!M-!D_!S.log. This folder layout works if I replace the %Temp_Dir% with the actual drive and folder.

I run WinSCP on two different computers and my ini file is located in my OneDrive folder shared between both PCs. I need to have a different Temp folder on each machine. I have the %Temp_Dir% variable set on both PCs, but when I run a command line batch script, it cannot find this variable, and reverts it to the one in the default.

I assume I am doing something wrong, but cannot figure out what.

Thanks.

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Re: Logging folder keeps reverting to default

How do you run the "command line batch script"? Show us log file.

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Re: Logging folder keeps reverting to default

martin wrote:

How do you run the "command line batch script"? Show us log file.

I have a batch script that is scheduled to run on a PC. It uses the command line:
winscp.com /script=E:\OneDrive\WinSCP\Error_Checking\Error_Check_Open.txt /parameter %FTP_EDI% /ini=E:\OneDrive\WinSCP\WinSCP.ini

The connection works fine if I have my setting like the file c_temp.gif.

When I change the logging in the INI to be %Temp_Dir% (Temp_Var.gif) it throws the error to the screen, not any logs. Please see error_with_temp.gif

It then changes the logging back to default

By the way, the guest who posted this question originally was me, I forgot to sign in first.

Description: Error Screen Shot

error_with_temp_var.gif

Description: Configuration with my actual temp folder spelled out.

c_temp.gif

Description: Shown with my variable setting.

Temp_Var.gif

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Re: Logging folder keeps reverting to default

What if you run the command-line manually, instead of in Scheduler?
Are you sure the variable %Temp_Dir% is visible by the local account that runs the Scheduler task?

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martin wrote:

What if you run the command-line manually, instead of in Scheduler?
Are you sure the variable %Temp_Dir% is visible by the local account that runs the Scheduler task?

In doing further testing with your direction, I found that the variable is not available when the job runs via the scheduler (Z-Cron). It works when run as my user, but not when run as a service. I'll have to dig in and figure out how to make this work.

At this time, it is not WinSCP that is causing the issue.

Thanks for all your help.

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