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Enable command/response logging on tFTPxxx components


How do you log the commands from a Talend Job and the responses from the server on FTP communications?



Talend FTP components are wrapping the FTPClient class of the edtFTPj library. It can trace the commands/responses, but it is not enabled on Talend components.


You can enable it by adding a Listener into the FTPClient instance, as shown below:

  com.enterprisedt.net.ftp.FTPClient ftpclient = (com.enterprisedt.net.ftp.FTPClient) globalMap.get("conn_tFTPConnection_1");

  ftpclient.setMessageListener(new com.enterprisedt.net.ftp.FTPMessageListener(){
    public void logCommand(String cmd){
       log.debug(" MessageListener - Command - " + cmd);
    public void logReply(String reply){
      log.debug(" MessageListener - Reply - " + reply);

This Listener is called whenever FTPClient posts a command to the server (logCommand()), and receives a response from the server (logReply()).


In the example below, the code exports the log message into the Job log4j logger at the DEBUG level.




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