I've read several questions related to this matter, but none of them seems to have a valid answer to my problem. I just need to write a simple bash script to get a couple of files via an FTP connection.
The normal script was this
#!/bin/bash username="myFTPusername" password="myFTPpass" ftp -in hostname <<EOF quote USER $username quote PASS $password lcd mylocaldirectory cd FTPfolder get filename bye EOF
And I've also tried this command, seen here
wget -O filename ftp://user:pass@hostname/filename
But none of them work. Weid enough, I can access without problems without the script, and my user and password work fine. But when I try to connect via the script or the wget command, I get a "login incorrect".
Is there some kind of limitation on the password format? It has different characters, and one of them is a "$". My only guess is that that dollar sign is the problem in the script. Any ideas to solve it? What if I coulnd't change that FTP pass?