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(VBScript) SFTP Read Text File

Demonstrates how to open a text file on the SSH server and read text.

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ActiveX for 32-bit and 64-bit Windows

Dim fso, outFile
Set fso = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
Set outFile = fso.CreateTextFile("output.txt", True)

' This example assumes the Chilkat API to have been previously unlocked.
' See Global Unlock Sample for sample code.

set sftp = CreateObject("Chilkat_9_5_0.SFtp")

' Set some timeouts, in milliseconds:
sftp.ConnectTimeoutMs = 5000
sftp.IdleTimeoutMs = 15000

' Connect to the SSH server.  
' The standard SSH port = 22
' The hostname may be a hostname or IP address.
hostname = "sftp.example.com"
port = 22
success = sftp.Connect(hostname,port)
If (success <> 1) Then
    outFile.WriteLine(sftp.LastErrorText)
    WScript.Quit
End If

' Authenticate with the SSH server.  Chilkat SFTP supports
' both password-based authenication as well as public-key
' authentication.  This example uses password authenication.
success = sftp.AuthenticatePw("myLogin","myPassword")
If (success <> 1) Then
    outFile.WriteLine(sftp.LastErrorText)
    WScript.Quit
End If

' After authenticating, the SFTP subsystem must be initialized:
success = sftp.InitializeSftp()
If (success <> 1) Then
    outFile.WriteLine(sftp.LastErrorText)
    WScript.Quit
End If

' Open a file for reading.

handle = sftp.OpenFile("myTest.txt","readOnly","openExisting")
If (sftp.LastMethodSuccess <> 1) Then
    outFile.WriteLine(sftp.LastErrorText)
    WScript.Quit
End If

' Assume the file we are reading contains the following text:
' abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz1234567890ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
' (in ANSI format -- i.e. one byte per char).

' Read 26 bytes:

sText = sftp.ReadFileText(handle,26,"ansi")
If (sftp.LastMethodSuccess <> 1) Then
    outFile.WriteLine(sftp.LastErrorText)
    WScript.Quit
End If

' Should print "abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz"
outFile.WriteLine(sText)

' Read the next 10 bytes.
sText = sftp.ReadFileText(handle,10,"ansi")
If (sftp.LastMethodSuccess <> 1) Then
    outFile.WriteLine(sftp.LastErrorText)
    WScript.Quit
End If

' Should print "1234567890"
outFile.WriteLine(sText)

' Read the next 26 bytes.
sText = sftp.ReadFileText(handle,26,"ansi")
If (sftp.LastMethodSuccess <> 1) Then
    outFile.WriteLine(sftp.LastErrorText)
    WScript.Quit
End If

' Should print "ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ"
outFile.WriteLine(sText)

' Close the file.
success = sftp.CloseHandle(handle)
If (success <> 1) Then
    outFile.WriteLine(sftp.LastErrorText)
    WScript.Quit
End If

outFile.WriteLine("Success.")

outFile.Close

 

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