testing correct execution of commands inside a script that executes ftp

This is a discussion on testing correct execution of commands inside a script that executes ftp within the Linux Programming forums, part of the Platform Specific Boards category; I have a script like this: sync SRC=/home/_My/Target/etc HOST='10.x.y.z USER='user' PASSWD='passwd' ftp -n $HOST <<END_SCRIPT quote USER $USER quote PASS ...

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    testing correct execution of commands inside a script that executes ftp

    I have a script like this:

    sync
    SRC=/home/_My/Target/etc
    HOST='10.x.y.z
    USER='user'
    PASSWD='passwd'



    ftp -n $HOST <<END_SCRIPT
    quote USER $USER
    quote PASS $PASSWD
    verbose
    bell
    binary


    cd /fw/user

    lcd $SRC
    put file.xml
    put web.xml

    lcd $SRC/targetScripts
    prompt
    mput *
    prompt



    quit
    END_SCRIPT

    if test $? -eq 0
    then echo OK
    else echo ERROR!! error code = $?
    fi

    echo install completed

    exit 0
    It executes correctly but the question is:

    after a shell command inside the script i can test its correct execution by testing $?
    but how to do it after each single command i give to ftp??

    Please help me!!
    I tested the fact that if a single ftp command fails $? at the end doesn't tell it (it is 0)

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    You can't. The shell sleeps until ftp ends.

    One option is to use 'expect' to write an interaction script with the ftp program.
    All the buzzt!
    CornedBee

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