If you haven’t activated scripting in PowerShell, do that first.
To access the System.Net namespace, I have to load it using the Load method (System.Reflection.Assembly.Load). To know what version and public key you must refer to, check the System.Net item in Explorer (C:\Windows\assembly).
This is the code, directly converted from the Visual Basic version:
#Load the System.Net namespace. [System.Reflection.Assembly]::Load ("System.Net, Version=188.8.131.52, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b03f5f7f11d50a3a") #The full path to the source file. $Source = "C:\MyFiles\SourceFile.txt" #The full destination path (will be created). $Destination = "ftp://www.myserver.com/myfolder/destination.txt" #Use the static method Create to create a web request. #Pass the destination as an argument, and cast it to a FtpWebRequest. $R=[System.Net.FtpWebRequest][System.Net.WebRequest]::Create($Destination) #Tell the request how it will login (using a NetworkCredential object) $R.Credentials = New-Object System.Net.NetworkCredential("myUsername", "P@ssw0rd") #...and what kind of method it will represent. A file upload. $R.Method = "STOR" #Here I use the simplest method I can imagine to get the #bytes from the file to an byte array. $FileContens = [System.IO.File]::ReadAllBytes($Source) #Finaly, I put the bytes on the request stream. $S = $R.GetRequestStream() $S.Write($FileContens, 0, $FileContens.Length) $S.Close() $S.Dispose()
This code gives a good example on PowerShell syntax and it clearly illustrates the power and versatility of the language.
I used Graphical Windows with PowerShell 2.0 to do this example.
This example shows how to download a file using PowerShell.