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FTP lcd command not changing IFS directory
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Published: 29 Sep 2011
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FTP lcd command not changing IFS directory Published by: renojim on 29 Sep 2011 view comments(3)

I'm trying to ftp a file from the ifs on one machine to the ifs on another. Problem is it can't find the local file on the put. When I try to use LCD to set the local directory, it fails cause it wants library/file naming. What am I doing wrong? I mean, of course, other than not having become a truck driver instead of this?

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Posted by: Paulster
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Sweden and The Netherlands
Comment on: FTP lcd command not changing IFS directory
Posted: 5 years 6 months 27 days 16 hours 14 minutes ago

Hi Reno,

Not to worry, try FTP statement 'namefmt 1' first and check out the attached link. If that don't work, we'll both apply for truck-driver. Already got my drivers license for truck with trailer, let me know when you have your license and we're good to go!


Link:
http://www.itjungle.com/tfh/tfh081202-story04.html

Good luck,

Paulster

Posted by: DaleB
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Reading, PA
Comment on: FTP lcd command not changing IFS directory
Posted: 5 years 6 months 27 days 8 hours 32 minutes ago
Edited: Fri, 30 Sep, 2011 at 08:55:11 (2034 days ago)

A little elaboration... namefmt 1 sets IFS naming locally; quote site namefmt 1 sets it remotely (although I have this nagging feeling that if both are i OS, they might get set together). namefmt 0 sets it back to library/file naming. You can freely switch from library/file to IFS; current directory becomes /QSYS.LIB/SOMELIB.LIB. But to go from IFS to library/file, you must first set current directory to /QSYS.LIB/SOMELIB.LIB, then the "current directory" becomes SOMELIB. If you try to go from IFS naming to library/file naming with some other current directory, say /home, you get an error, "550 Current directory requires name format 1."

Posted by: renojim
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Posted: 5 years 6 months 27 days 7 hours 40 minutes ago

Yep, that did it, thanks all!