This is a (greatly enhanced) .NET version of the code in my article "Perl Script for uploading modified files to a FTP-Server". Since most of the behaviour is completely the same, please read further details of the description in the article mentioned.
The whole purpose of the application is to upload files from your local Window PC (or LAN) to a FTP server or Windows file server, uploading only files and folders that you want (by a filter) and that actually changed since last upload (by comparing timestamp and filesize).
The application has no GUI at all, meaning that it is a .NET console application.
Before you use the FTPSync application the first time, please adjust the application-configuration in the file
FtpSync.exe.config. This file is a regular .NET XML-configuration file; you can edit it with any text-editor.
Usage of the Application
The application is driven by configuration files with the file extension
MyWebsite.ftpsyncjob. You pass a configuration file as the first parameter when starting the application. These configuration files are XML, too.
The configuration files contain all the settings that are needed to upload files and folders to a FTP server. An example configuration file
Example.ftpsyncjob is included in the downloads of this article. Open it in your prefered text editor and read the comments for a full description of all options.
In ascending order:
- 2002-09-13 Initial release
- 2002-09-14 Added Regular Expression support (see example
- 2002-10-12 Added more options, added multi-project support, added Windows-filesystem upload method support (in contrast to FTP upload method), renamed
.ftpsync.config files to
The application is written in C# and is an enhanced version of the "FTP component written with fully managed code" by Alex Kwok. I enhanced it so that creation of FTP folders is possible and that the component handles virtual FTP folders on a Windows FTP server (which don't show up using the
LIST FTP command). Thanks to Alex for the component!