Very often I need to upload some files to my web server from a command line. entering a user name and password, changing directory can be little tedious work. Here is a small bash script which make this work easier. This script first defines a variables such as hostname of the ftp server, username and password and then it creates ftp session and uploads file into your selected directory:
#!/bin/bash ftp_site=myhostname username=myusername passwd=mypass PS3='Select a destination directory: ' # bash select select path in".""public_html/""public_html/myblog/""backup/images/" do ftp -in <<EOF open $ftp_site user $username$passwd cd $path put $1 close bye EOF echo$1 uploaded to $path ! # Break, otherwise endless loop break done
$ chmod +x ftp_bash_script.sh $ ./ftp_bash_script.sh file1
1) . 3) public_html/myblog/ 2) public_html/ 4) backup/images/ Select a destination directory: 2 file1 uploaded to public_html/ !