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Use the PATH environment variable instead of the full path to Robo-FTP.exe

The supported method of running Robo-FTP from the command line (batch file, ASP script, scheduler, EXEC command etc.) is to add the installation directory to the PATH environment variable rather than hard-coding the path for Robo-FTP.exe.

When Robo-FTP is installed in this manner the migration process for new major releases is easier and safer because you can test all of your command scripts in "side-by-side" mode without disabling processes currently running on your existing version of Robo-FTP.

When are are ready to begin using the new version system-wide, simply update the PATH environment variable and existing calls to Robo-FTP.exe will launch the new version.

Note: Environment variables are user-specific so don't forget to update the PATH for any service accounts used to execute Robo-FTP command scripts.

Article last updated: 2017-01-23

Tags: Robo-FTP, PATH, environment variable

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