Does PF has an automatic downloader?

You have a question or need an advice about how to do something? Ask it here!
Bumperke
Posts: 243
Joined: 21 Nov 2016 09:31
Does PF has an automatic downloader?

Post by Bumperke »

Bernd, another question.

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

Will :roll:
User avatar
radio42
Site Admin
Posts: 6509
Joined: 05 Apr 2012 16:26
Location: Hamburg, Germany
Contact:
Re: Does PF has an automatic downloader?

Post by radio42 »

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.
Bumperke
Posts: 243
Joined: 21 Nov 2016 09:31
Re: Does PF has an automatic downloader?

Post by Bumperke »

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
User avatar
radio42
Site Admin
Posts: 6509
Joined: 05 Apr 2012 16:26
Location: Hamburg, Germany
Contact:
Re: Does PF has an automatic downloader?

Post by radio42 »

Please read above.
You use a ‚Reminder‘ within the program scheduler to trigger the command at a certain time.
Bumperke
Posts: 243
Joined: 21 Nov 2016 09:31
Re: Does PF has an automatic downloader?

Post by Bumperke »

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
User avatar
radio42
Site Admin
Posts: 6509
Joined: 05 Apr 2012 16:26
Location: Hamburg, Germany
Contact:
Re: Does PF has an automatic downloader?

Post by radio42 »

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.
Bumperke
Posts: 243
Joined: 21 Nov 2016 09:31
Re: Does PF has an automatic downloader?

Post by Bumperke »

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.
User avatar
radio42
Site Admin
Posts: 6509
Joined: 05 Apr 2012 16:26
Location: Hamburg, Germany
Contact:
Re: Does PF has an automatic downloader?

Post by radio42 »

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:

Code: Select all

EXEC_DOWNLOAD_FILE ftp.heten.nl|uur1A.mp3|peter|123435
(just note the space/blank between the command and its parameters)
Djharzerroller
Posts: 37
Joined: 24 May 2020 08:25
Re: Does PF has an automatic downloader?

Post by Djharzerroller »

Hello Bernd,
I also have a question. I have entered the URL from which I get the news and as target file D: News. I get an OK during the test. But I can't find the file after downloading
User avatar
radio42
Site Admin
Posts: 6509
Joined: 05 Apr 2012 16:26
Location: Hamburg, Germany
Contact:
Re: Does PF has an automatic downloader?

Post by radio42 »

OK just means, that the command is started fine. But as any download is triggered asynchronous it cannot tell, if there are any errors happening.
So please check your command, eg. it your credentials are wrong or the url is false or unsupported. You can even show the command here to check.

Post Reply