Squirt started as an attempt to provide a simple way of maintain frequently used simple FTP scripts. The FTP functionality is far from complete but I have expanded the scope a little with the aim of developing a simple mechanism for managing scripts across a variety of protocols.
An incomplete list of dependencies
Squirt requires Python3 and includes the following dependencies:
Everything is done via the
squirt command. Full help should be provided and can be accessed by entering
squirt [command] --help
The core of this is pretty straightforward. You use either
squirt buildftp or
squirt buildsmtp to define (build) a communication script, using the available options to specify whatever details need to be saved. Once this is done you can use
squirt exec to execute the script. The
exec command allows for the same options as
build - all of these are optional and, if used, will allow you temporarily override the values defined in
copy command is also available. This will create a new script (ct = copy to) based on an existing script (cf = copy from). Again, this command allows for the same options as
build - if entered, these will be applied to the new script.
And for those of us that are really lazy, a
chgm (change multiple) command is available. If you have multiple scripts all pointing at the same host, this command allows you to update them all in one go. Not all parameters are supported.
To clear a field, set the value to *Null
Currently supported FTP Actions
The --do option on the build and exec commands defines the action to be performed. At present, the following actions are supported:
- chmod-xxx Changes the access permissions of the file. This action is in two parts, split by a single - The first part of the command is the chmod The second part is the access permissions to apply
- del Delete files matching the pattern described by
- get Retrieves files matching the pattern described by
- ls List files matching the pattern described by
- put Puts files matching the pattern described by
- tree Returns a directory starting at the
More will be added as and when I get around to it.
Currently supported SMTP Action
There is only one SMTP action - sending email - so SMTP scripts ignore the --do option. Files matching the pattern described by
--files are sent to the