December 12, 2009

WinSCP Script – Sample

Filed under: Sample code — mariojump @ 12:00 am
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WinSCP has a scripting feature.
For example, if you create a batch file, which contains:

"c:\Program Files\WinSCP3\WinSCP.exe"
/script=c:\winscpscript\testscript.txt /log=c:\winscpscript\log.txt

Then, create a script file (in this example, c:\winscpscript\testscript.txt.)

# Execute with winscp.exe /script=this_filename /log=logfile.txt
option batch abort
option confirm off
# Use the ip address of your SFTP server, instead of
open sftp_login_name:the_password@

#In order to "cd" or "lcd", use these lines.
cd server_side_directory
lcd c:\client_side_directory

# Normal GET
get Get_This_File

# If you want to save as another filename:
get Get_This_File Get_This_File_local

# If you want to remove the remote file after downloading:
get -delete Get_This_File c:\client_side_directory\Get_This_File_local

# Upload sample script line
put upload_this_file remote_filename

# If you want to rename the remote filename after uploading:
mv remote_filename remote_filename_renamed




  1. Hello mario
    I just started using winscp i already have it working with a bat and txt files just like you but i nned an account logged in in order to the schedule apply correctly if i log out it doesnt work is there anuthing i need to do so i can leave my pc without an account logged in and my scriptings executing correctly????

    Thanks in advice

    Comment by Max — June 16, 2012 @ 5:03 am | Reply

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