FTP automatically

A friend of mine asked me to help with an FTP issue he was having recently. This reminded me of some older code I had to automatically FTP files to another server. I tend not to do this with FTP these days – I tend to remotely sync with rsync or some tool like that. Anyway, FTP can be really useful if you are trying to go through a list of files or something like that. Here is a little script that allows you to FTP files (in bash) without much hassle or the need to use the FTP console (note the example is for ascii mode):

ftp -n -v $HOST << EOT
cd whereyouwannput it
put yourfile.txt
sleep 12


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