Pre/Post Variables

The following tables list all pre/post variables for setting up pre- and post-processing.

Pre/post variable considerations:

For Type Session and Type File

Variable Description Values Example
COOKIE The user-defined cookie string. string* "$COOKIE" == cookie-string
DIRECTION The transfer direction.
  • send
  • recv
"$DIRECTION" == send
ERRCODE The error code. string "$ERRCODE" == 1
ERRSTR The error string. string "$ERRSTR" == FASP error
MANIFESTFILE The full path to the manifest file. string* "$MANIFESTFILE" == /log
PEER The peer name or IP address. string or valid IPv4 address "$PEER" == 10.0.0.1
SECURE Transfer encryption.
  • yes
  • no
"$SECURE" == no
SESSIONID The session id. string "$SESSIONID" == 1
STARTSTOP The status start or stop.
  • Start
  • Stop
"$STARTSTOP" == Start
STATE The transfer state.
  • started
  • success
  • failed
"$STATE" == success
TYPE The event type.
  • Session
  • File
"$TYPE" == Session
USER The user name string "$USER" == aspera_user_1
USERID The user ID string "$USERID" == 501
USERSTR The user string, such as additional variables. string* "$USERSTR" == -q

For Type Session

Variable Description Values Example
FILE1 The first file. string* "$FILE1" == first-file
FILE2 The second file. string* "$FILE2" == second-file
FILECOUNT The number of files. positive integer "$FILECOUNT" >= 5
FILELAST The last file. string* "$FILELAST" == last-file
LICENSE The license account and serial number. string "$LICENSE" == license-string
MINRATE The initial minimum rate, in Kbps. positive integer "$MINRATE" == 50
PEERLICENSE The peer's license account and serial number. string "$PEERLICENSE" == license-string
RATEMODE The transfer policy.
  • adapt
  • fixed
"$RATEMODE" == adapt
SOURCE The full path of the source file. string* "$SOURCE"== /tmp
TARGET The full path of the target directory. string* "$TARGET" == .
TARGETRATE The initial target rate, in Kbps. positive integer "$TARGETRATE" == 100
TOTALBYTES The total bytes transferred. positive integer "$TOTALBYTES" >= 100000000
TOTALSIZE The total size of files being transferred in bytes. positive integer "$TOTALSIZE" >= 500000000

For Type File

Variable Description Values Example
DELAY The measured network delay, in ms. positive integer "$DELAY" <= 1
FILE The file name. string* "$FILE" == file-name
FILE_CSUM Destination checksum of the most recently transferred file. string "$FILE_CSUM" == checksum
LOSS The network loss in percentage. double-digit fixed point value "$LOSS" >= 5.00
OVERHEAD The total number of duplicate packets. positive integer "$OVERHEAD" >= 1
RATE The transfer rate in Kbps. double-digit fixed point value "$RATE" >= 10.00
REXREQS The total number of retransmission requests. positive integer "$REXREQS" >= 3
SIZE The file size in bytes. positive integer "$SIZE" >= 5000000
STARTBYTE The start byte if resumed. positive integer "$STARTBYTE" >= 100000