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Paramiko and ftp upload

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I am fairly new to python, so this might be a trivial problem.

I am using paramiko module to log in to ssh server running CentOS. I would like my program to upload some files from that ssh server to a remote ftp server. The problem is, that whenver I use exec_command to run ftp client, it closes immediately. Is there any other way of doing that? I don't really need to use the paramiko module, I can use anything, as long as it gets the job done.

Thank you in advance for any help!
Dec 22 '10 #1
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Try subprocess.Popen with shell=True If you still have problems, capture the output pipe (also explained at the same site = "Working with Pipes Directly") and check for any error messages.
Dec 22 '10 #2

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The problem is, that I'm running the program on Windows. There is no native SSH client that I could use with subprocess.
Dec 22 '10 #3

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Putty is the only program that I am aware of. You will probably want PuTTY, PuTTYgen, Pageant, and Plink from, and the docs The simple example is
c:\plink username@1111.222.0.1 -pw <password> <command to be executed in server>
Running this from subprocess.Popen will allow you to fetch the output if you want. There is pexpect as well (an example, and keyphrene, but I have not tried either.
Dec 22 '10 #4

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