Realtime FTP Uploading

Discussion in 'Web Design & Coding' started by Sambassador, Apr 22, 2007.

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    Sambassador Ninja

    Nov 21, 2005
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    Hey all,

    Just wondering... are there any programs that automatically upload and replace a file when you save a file on your computer?

    For example, say i have a file called index.html. I want it to upload to my web server every time i save it on my computer (thus editing it on the server). So I click "save" in my html editor, and then my FTP program uploads it and replaces the server version.

    Any programs that do that?

    Sambassador, Apr 22, 2007
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    Crimson Devil's Advocate VIP Member

    Aug 21, 2006
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    Norfolk, VA
    You can make a batch file that does this. Just open your text editor (notepad, vi, etc) and put something like this in it.

    FTP xx.xx.xx.xx
    USER MyUserId
    cd xx/xx
    prompt n
    put index.html

    Just change the following: xx.xx.xx.xx to the IP or the name of the FTP server, MyUserId with the login name, MyPassword to your password and xx/xx to the place where you want the file to go to. Then save the file as a *.bat and you're done. Note: I haven't had to do unattended jobs for awhile so this batch may need to be tweaked to work right.

    The only difference will be you have to click the batch file to upload the updated document. You can also create a script or find one, but it will pretty much do the same thing.

    You can also invest in Fileaze for $30 which gives you a nice GUI to set automated jobs like this. It's probably better because you don't have a user name and password where anyone can access it and you'll be able to tweak the automation better instead of using some of the "clunk and run" issues of using automated command line scripting.
    Last edited: Apr 22, 2007
    Crimson, Apr 22, 2007
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