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older_than_a_week.ftp

This script deletes every remote file older than a week.

# Connecto to the FTP server
OPENHOST("ftp.myhost.com","antonia","123456")
 
# Change current remote directory
CHDIR("/directorytobeprocessed")
 
# Retrieve current date and time
$current_date_time=GETDATE(FORMAT0)
 
PRINT("Current date and time is ".$current_date_time)
 
# Substract a week (in seconds) from the current date,
# assign the result to another variable
$a_week_ago=$current_date_time-(7*24*60*60)
 
PRINT("A week ago was ".$a_week_ago)
PRINT("Every file older than this will be deleted from the FTP server")
 
# Request the remote file list
GETLIST($remote_file_list,REMOTE_FILES)
 
# For each file in the current remote directory
# check if it is older than a week. If so delete it
FOREACH $remote_file IN $remote_file_list
 $file_last_modification_time=GETFILETIME(REMOTE,$remote_file)
 IF($file_last_modification_time < $a_week_ago)
 DELETEFILE($remote_file)
 END IF
END FOREACH
 
CLOSEHOST