The Question is:
I am having problems when FTPing from OpenVMS 7.1-2 to an FTP client on a
Windows 98SE system.
When I "PUT" the ASCII files to the client all formatting (i.e. page breaks,
carriage returns, line feeds) disappear.
Is it a syntax issue? (see below)
$! PROC COM TO FTP LAB REPORTS TO LASERVAULT
$ SET DEF T:
$ COPY BPWAR.*;*/SINCE=TODAY [HNA_300_TEMP.LAB_REPORTS]
$ COPY MBCAR.*;*/SINCE=TODAY [HNA_300_TEMP.LAB_REPORTS]
$ RENAME [HNA_300_TEMP.LAB_REPORTS]*.*;* *.RPT
$ FTP 172.16.2.39 /USERNAME=REPORTS /PASSWORD=REPORTS
$ SET DEF PATH13:[HNA_300_TEMP.LAB_REPORTS]
$ DEL *.*;*
The Answer is :
First, please use COPY/FTP. This command has been available since
V6.2, and makes FTP operations in a DCL command procedure far easier.
As for differences in the file formatting, that is normal whenever
dealing with mixed operating system environments -- you can try using
COPY/FTP/FDL to convert the file format to something the target system
can support. You will want to specifically look at converting the
input file format (an unspecified sequential file format) into a file
format that the target platform is capable of supporting.