FTP - Detecting Files Not in Use

This bot will help you detect files when they are not in use. Unfortunately, FTP has no internal way of detecting a file being uploaded by a user. This bot will detect the file size, wait a few seconds, and request the file size again. If the file size is the same, it will proceed to download the file. This bot will check a few times before dismissing.

NOTES: Please, configure the FTP LOGON with your current server name and credentials

You can use this bot to:

  • Download file information using the FTP LONG LIST command
  • Detect when a file has stopped growing
  • Download files once it is detected they are not growing anymore


 This task is compatible with:

  • Automate Ultimate 11.2 and greater
  • Automate Plus 11.2 and greater
  • Automate Desktop 11.2 and greater
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