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Run a script (server side) when FTP user logs off

General Tech Bugs & Fixes

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( 6 months ago )

I'd like to run a shell script on an FTP server when an FTP user logs off.


  1. Ftpuser logs in, uploads a file to an inbound-only directory and logs off.
  2. Ftp Server detects logoff then runs
  3. checks/sanitizes any files from inbound-only and moves them to an alternate location.

What's the best way to detect ftp user logoff and initiate the event?

  • I've considered simply auto running the script every few minutes, but I don't want to attempt on a file that's open during its upload to the server.

This is Debian 9 stretch running ProFTPd.

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