You should be able to use the Curl command line I would think? I use it to transfer and print Vaccine Information Sheets on demand from the CDC every time we prepare to give vaccines in the office. That way we have the current (as of that day) version of those sheets.
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I have recently implemented the FTPeek plugin from 360Works and been very happy with it:
While I am not using it to connect to a SFTP site according to their product page it does support that sort of connection.
if CURL is supported, there are numerous functions for POST, PUT in BaseElements:
It's a free plugin that I'd highly recommend you get acquainted with.
I haven't done it with just Filemaker, but if your running on Windows, you can use CuteFTP and script an upload using a Windows Batch file.
You want a server-side script on a Mac host to upload a file to a remote server using sftp? It's possible you could do this without a plugin by using Open URL (which supports ftp, not sure about sftp) and uses the default program for the protocol, which you'd need installed on the server. But I've never tried.
It would be a ton easier using FTPeek.
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In short, you could use AppleScript or command line, but you'll still need a free plug-in, like BaseElements or ScriptMaster (which are already installed on our server) to send the command.
You've got to balance of the extra development and debugging time from doing it command line or Open URL versus the easier (but still some installation and configuration time) plus $400+ cost of FTPPeek/MBS/ other plugin.
You're right, I forgot about FMS's ability to call system level scripts.