ncftpbatch - Individual batch FTP job processor
Command line flags:
-d Begin background processing of FTP jobs in the current users
$HOME/.ncftp/spool directory. This returns immediately,
because a daemon process is spawned and ran in the background.
-l Lists the contents of the users job queue.
-D This is like -d, except that the process does not become a dae
This program is responsible for processing background FTP requests. It
is normally only run by ncftp and not manually by a human being, how
ever you can run it to manually process the FTP job queue.
The jobs are spool files written to a users $HOME/.ncftp/spool direc
tory and have a special format and file-naming convention (which con
tains when the job is to be run). ncftp runs this program when it
needs to, but if the ncftpbatch daemon dies unexpectedly the jobs that
are left in the queue will not be processed until another instance of
ncftpbatch is run.
ncftpget and ncftpput can also be used to submit jobs for batch pro
cessing, using those utilities -b command-line flag. If desired, you
can also manually create the spool files although this procedure is not
documented here (see the manual page for ncftpspooler for more informa
tion on how to do that).
ncftpbatch writes to its own log file, the $HOME/.ncftp/spool/log file.
This file should be examined to determine if any ncftpbatch processes
are actively working on jobs.
Mike Gleason, NcFTP Software (http://www.ncftp.com).
ncftp(1), ncftpput(1), ncftpget(1).
ncftpbatch NcFTP Software ncftpbatch(1)