Does PF has an automatic downloader?

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Bumperke
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Does PF has an automatic downloader?

Post by Bumperke » 16 Apr 2018 16:18

Bernd, another question.

Is PF able to download newsflashes etc automatically from an FTP Server? Like Filezilla can?

Will :roll:

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Re: Does PF has an automatic downloader?

Post by radio42 » 16 Apr 2018 16:50

Yes, you might use a 'Reminder' within the regular program scheduler to 'just' trigger the execution of a certain control-command.
The control-command to use is called EXEC_DOWNLOAD_FILE.
The syntax of it is:

EXEC_DOWNLOAD_FILE sourceUrl|targetFile[|username|password]

See the User Manual Appendix for more details.

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Re: Does PF has an automatic downloader?

Post by Bumperke » 16 Apr 2018 20:31

radio42 wrote:
16 Apr 2018 16:50
See the User Manual Appendix for more details.
Only 300+ pages,....welcome to the jungle
Maybe i don’t get it, But there is download time aswell. How to do that? Perhaps you can already tell me were to look? Haahaa

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Re: Does PF has an automatic downloader?

Post by radio42 » 16 Apr 2018 20:52

Please read above.
You use a ‚Reminder‘ within the program scheduler to trigger the command at a certain time.

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Re: Does PF has an automatic downloader?

Post by Bumperke » 16 Apr 2018 21:15

radio42 wrote:
16 Apr 2018 20:52
Please read above.
You use a ‚Reminder‘ within the program scheduler to trigger the command at a certain time.
I think that i get it, can you supply me with a sample and perhaps a pagenumber in the manual?
Thxs so far

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Re: Does PF has an automatic downloader?

Post by radio42 » 16 Apr 2018 21:50

I guess there is no chapter in the manual explicitly explaining that.
I also don’t know what example I should provide. Just try it out. Make a right click in the scheduler and select ‚Add Reminder...‘ that’s it.
Than specify the command I was talking about. As said see the user manual appendix for the details of that command. Use the find feature of your pdf viewer to locate it.

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Re: Does PF has an automatic downloader?

Post by Bumperke » 17 Apr 2018 12:57

radio42 wrote:
16 Apr 2018 21:50
I guess there is no chapter in the manual explicitly explaining that.
I also don’t know what example I should provide. Just try it out. Make a right click in the scheduler and select ‚Add Reminder...‘ that’s it.
Than specify the command I was talking about. As said see the user manual appendix for the details of that command. Use the find feature of your pdf viewer to locate it.
Somehow i dont get it on. Mayb something wrong in the url? <ftp.heten.nl>|<uur1A.mp3>[|<peter>|<12345>]
Are the brackets oké? This is a testadress, the real adress is tested in filezilla and works. In PF unfortunally i get the warning ERROR: Download File failed.

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Re: Does PF has an automatic downloader?

Post by radio42 » 17 Apr 2018 13:47

Yes, remove the brackets.
The < > brackets just indicate a parameter
The [ ] brackets indicate an optional parameter.
The effective command should not contain these brackets.
E.g. use:

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EXEC_DOWNLOAD_FILE ftp.heten.nl|uur1A.mp3|peter|123435
(just note the space/blank between the command and its parameters)

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