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How to delete FTPed file?

 
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jkonica

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 23, 2010 4:59 pm    Post subject: How to delete FTPed file?
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Hi,

A file is being FTPed to server (which has the date of creation included in its file name).
Now, I need to delete that FTPed file depending on the duration it resides in server.

Please let me know how to acheive this.

Thank you.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 23, 2010 5:11 pm    Post subject:
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Obviously the easiest way would be if your site had TSM or some other non mainframe ILM software installed.

Have you spoken to your storage management group.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 23, 2010 8:34 pm    Post subject:
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We have a similar process that runs "weekdaily" (i.e., Monday through Friday). In essence, get a directory of files in the target folder(s), determine which are candidates for deletion, and fabricate DOS or *nix DELETE commands for them. If you have suitable PC/LAN scripting facilities (e.g., Regina), you can do it all on the LAN side; otherwise, you'll want to fabricate your command files on the mainframe with Rexx, FTP them to the LAN, and then FTP the results (piped into a file) back to the mainframe and parse it there with Rexx.
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