We frequently use FTP on the mainframe. I have to output the FTP log into a file and then read it into a COBOL program. I need a good COBOL example that has FTP in the code. Is this possible within COBOL?

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Yes, you can do almost anything in COBOL! Of course, this is more of an FTP question than a COBOL question, but I did find an example of COBOL calling FTP on the Web (thanks to Jim Keohane).

This was first published in March 2005

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