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Hi, using nautilus I've sftp'd over to another computer. I'm copying over some files (a freshly compiled kernel). Considering the size of the directory, it should take a little while. Also, I have a wireless connection.
Problem is, when I use sftp from the command line, using the "get <file>" command I download large files anywhere from 1.7-2 MB/sec, sustained over long periods of time.
But, I couldn't figure out how to recursively download the whole folder. I tried "get -R *", etc, but nothing worked. I checked the man page and couldn't figure out what commands would be used to do this.
So, I tried nautilus. At first, things were downloading smoothly, but then things really started slowing down. I canceled the transfer, rebooted each computer, but still things are still slow in nautilus (like a couple kb/sec). If I run sftp from the terminal it starts transferring slow, but then quickly speeds to 1.7-2 MB/sec.
Both computers are idle except for the file transfer. Using graphical internet I can download at normal speed on both computers.
So my questions are:
-How can I recursively transfer files from the command line version of sftp? How does nautilus do this?
-How can I speed up nautilus's graphical sftp? Even when I leave it going for awhile it doesn't speed up.
Hmm, it seems that "get *" functions the same as "mget *": they both won't recursively copy the directories. I agree about the encryption decryption thing, but I wonder if nautilus is using the sftp command-line version for its sftp fuctionality. If so, the transfer speeds and such should be the same.