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The FTPRCMD allows you to send up to 3 CL commands to another IBM i system. Unlike the SNDRMTCMD (Send remote command IBM i CL command) this command uses FTP and does not require the *REXEC server to be running. It does, however (and obviously) require that the FTP service be active.
Use the FTPRCMD to run commands on remote IBM i systems even if QINTER is not active. For example, if you have many IBM i systems installed, and one of them has an issue with the backup procedures where QINTER was ended and there's no way to get a 5250 session going... use FTPRCMD to start QINTER on the "down" system from a working system. There are other solutions to this situation, but this is the kind of thing you can do with remote command support using FTP.
Using FTPRCMD requires that a valid user profile and password be sent along with the remote CL command(s).
RMTSYS - The remote system name or IP address of the remote IBM i system on which the CL commands shall be run using FTP's RCMD statement.
USER - The remote user profile or *CURRENT to use the current job's user profile name.
PWD - The remote user profile's password. This parameter is not displayed when typed in to the CL command prompter and is not logged in the joblog.
CMD - The first CL command to run on the remote system. If you prompt the FTPRCMD, this parameter is also promptable. That is you may enter a CL command in the prompted parameter and then prompt that CL command itself.
CMD2 - An option second CL command to run on the remote system. Note due to limitations in the IBM i CL command definition design, the CMD2 and CMD3 parameters may be not be prompted. Tip: Type the CL command into the the CMD parameter, prompt it, then cut/paste it into the the CMD2 and/or CMD3 parameters.
CMD3 - An option third CL command to run on the remote system. Note due to limitations in the IBM i CL command definition design, the CMD2 and CMD3 parameters may be not be prompted. Tip: Type the CL command into the the CMD parameter, prompt it, then cut/paste it into the the CMD2 and/or CMD3 parameters.