FTP upload to Sourceforge with PowerShell
The release system of Sourceforge.net requires to upload your files by FTP to upload.sourceforge.net. The process is basically a pure pain, especially for small files:
upload.sourceforge.netis slow too.
you need to process your files by FTP whereas it could have been done much more easily through a simple web upload (at least for file that are less then 5MB which must account for 99% of the file released on sourceforge anyway).
if you want to re-upload your file, then you cant do it by FTP; you need to go through the SF.net web UI: first release the uploaded file, then delete the released file and finally re-upload your file (the process is maddening).
Anyway, here below is a PowerShell script that I am using to upload files by FTP to sourceforge.net. Save this script into ftp2sf.ps1, then from the PowerShell command-line, just type
.\ftp2sf.ps1 'myPackage.zip' and your file will get upload to sourceforge.net. Then, go through the sourceforge release interface and complete the process.
# ftp2sf.ps1 - FTP UPLOAD TO UPLOAD.SOURCEFORGE.NET # # Author: Joannès Vermorel # https://blog.vermorel.com/ # # USAGE: # .\ftp2sf.ps1 'myLocaFile'` Param( UploadFilePath="filename");UploadFilePath="filename");UploadFilePath = "filename" ); FtpUploadCommand = "PUT `"" + $UploadFilePath + "`""; $FtpCommandFilePath = \[System.IO.Path\]::GetFullPath("FTPCommand.tmp"); FtpCommands=@("anonymous","firstname.lastname@example.org","cdincoming","bin","quotepasv",FtpCommands=@("anonymous","email@example.com","cdincoming","bin","quotepasv",FtpCommands = @( "anonymous", "firstname.lastname@example.org", "cd incoming" , "bin", "quote pasv", FtpUploadCommand, "quit" ); FtpCommand=\[String\]::Join("‘r‘n",FtpCommand=\[String\]::Join("‘r‘n",FtpCommand = \[String\]::Join( "\`r\`n", FtpCommands ); set-content FtpCommandFilePathFtpCommandFilePathFtpCommandFilePath FtpCommand; ftp "-s:$FtpCommandFilePath" upload.sourceforge.net; remove-item $FtpCommandFilePath;