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How to locate/extract a filename in a remote FTP directory

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A big Hi to all the AutoIt forum users.

I'm trying to build a sort of autoupdater for the McAfee command line antivirus. To be updated, I need to get the lates DAT file stored at:

ftp://ftp.mcafee.com/pub/antivirus/datfiles/4.x

The DAT file is usually daily updated and file name is incremental, yesterday was dat-4625.zip, today is dat-4626 etc.

Since InetGet don't allow wilcards (es: dat-*.zip) how to extract/locate the name of the currently DAT on-line and pass it to Inetget ?

Thanking in advance for any help or advice.

Mario

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http://www.autoitscript.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=12473

Near the end of the thread wouter mentions a few things about how to step through the files...


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Hi

I do it every day with a dos Batch file.

I´m interested to release it with autoit, but I don´t know a FTPFINDFileFirst commandwith AUTOIT.

I Hope W0uter will implement ist, because he has written the first FTP UDF Files like FTP_PUT (and nessesary Functions)

For the first Time you try it with _rundos("NAME.BAT")

Here my DOS-BAT file for _Rundos()

Sorry, the comments are in German

It creates a ini file for using with DOS-FTP Command

@echo off
TITLE automatisches Virenupdate
md c:\Symantec_virusupdate
md c:\Symantec_virusupdate\download

REM FTP.INI
echo cd /public/english_us_canada/antivirus_definitions/norton_antivirus >c:\Symantec_virusupdate\ftp.ini
ls 200*i32.exe c:\temp\tmp_ftp.txt >>c:\Symantec_virusupdate\ftp.ini
quit >>c:\Symantec_virusupdate\ftp.ini

REM Downloadnamen für Virenupdate filtern (2004xxxx-00x-i32.exe)
REM ****** FTP SYMANTEC ABFRAGEN **********
ftp  -s:c:\Symantec_virusupdate\ftp.ini -A ftp.symantec.com
type c:\tmp_ftp.txt |find "i32.exe" >c:\tmp_dir.txt
FOR /F "tokens=1,2 delims=" %%i IN (c:\tmp_dir.txt) DO set NAV_DOWNLOAD=%%i
cls
ECHO Download laeuft.....

REM Download Verzeichnis Leeren
del /q c:\Symantec_virusupdate\download\*.*


echo LCD c:\Symantec_virusupdate\download >c:\Symantec_virusupdate\ftp_down.ini
echo cd /public/english_us_canada/antivirus_definitions/norton_antivirus >>c:\Symantec_virusupdate\ftp_down.ini
echo get %NAV_DOWNLOAD% >>c:\Symantec_virusupdate\ftp_down.ini
echo quit >>c:\Symantec_virusupdate\ftp_down.ini
ftp  -s:c:\Symantec_virusupdate\ftp_down.ini -A ftp.symantec.com

echo Download von %NAV_DOWNLOAD% nach c:\Symantec_virusupdate\download\%NAV_DOWNLOAD% 
echo.
ECHO Uebertragung kann 2-3 Minuten dauern......

REM run downloaded file
c:\Symantec_virusupdate\download\%NAV_DOWNLOAD% 
:ende
exit

I hope this is helpfull for you

regards

Wolke

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Thanks all for help me, really appreciated!

Mario

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