3 Replies Latest reply on Oct 31, 2012 7:35 AM by taylorsharpe

    Quick Default FTP Question

    Bart_Bartholomay

      I'm trying to determine the current default FTP client on a Mac OS X machine. Yes, I know I physically go to any FTP client and open its Prefs and see what the default is, but Ineed to be able to ascertain what it is before continuing with a script from within FileMaker. I'm at a loss as to how Icould do this. Plugins are OK, Apple script is fine, something that withh give a result I can pass to a variable,

       

      Thanks,

        • 1. Re: Quick Default FTP Question
          fmp

          You could use the built-in OS X ftp command, and call it with an Applescript "do shell" or a free plug-in.

          • 2. Re: Quick Default FTP Question
            mikebeargie

            I've used an FTP utility called Fetch to do most of my FTP dirty work in OSX.

            http://fetchsoftworks.com/fetch/tour/applescript

             

            It supports applescript commands and you can use it to "record" applescript commands to later use in a filemaker shell script as noted by fmp above.

             

            360Works also has a super-robust FTP plugin for filemaker that is cross-platform compatible.

            • 3. Re: Quick Default FTP Question
              taylorsharpe

              Yes, the 360Works FTP client works great for me too.  And now that installing plugins from containers is easy, it is easy to distribute to users.  Actually, one of the most useful things I ever did was get the 360Works Portfolio license and then I can make use of all of their plugins.  Pretty nice deal for the price!

               

              Fetch... wow... I remember when that came out at the University of Michigan servers in the early 90's.  Do you remember Gopher too?  Fetch is a product that sure has lasted a long time and worked well.  But for now, I personally prefer Transmit.  It sure is nice on the Mac to be able to mount an FTP site and Transmit lets me do that and is a pretty unique feature among FTP clients.