You can FTP in script files as a scheduled tasks by doing the following:
Create the shell file that will be run by the cron job:
echo "FTP process commencing" su <youruser> -c "ftp 126.96.36.199 < /home/youruser/prodftp.txt" echo "FTP process completed"
In the above file, the user must be a user that has been setup to automatically log into the FTP service on the remote machine 188.8.131.52 (see FTP: Automatic login under the Operating Systems/Linux category).
The text file /home/youruser/prodftp.txt will contain the actual FTP information, for example:
cd backups ls binary prompt mdelete *.dmp ls mput *.dmp ls close exit
The prompt command is very important - it turns off the interactive prompting for moving multiple files.