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Old 12-23-2003, 08:58 PM   #1
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download entire directory via ftp


I'm trying to get slackware 9.1. None of the mirrors appear to have the iso's, so I'm attempting to d/l the big folder with all the files, then make the iso's to burn from that. I'm also trying to do it on my linux machine, instead of windows "drag 'n drop" style . Questions is, when using ftp, what is the command to download an entire directory? I got it to work for just a file at a time, or a list of files, but if I'm in a directory which contains "slackware-9.1/" how do I download that whole thing?
 
Old 12-23-2003, 10:25 PM   #2
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I got my ISOs at
ftp.biochem.uthscsa.edu
 
Old 12-23-2003, 10:32 PM   #3
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You can find the ISOs here:

http://www.linuxiso.org/distro.php?distro=17

as for FTP, `mget *` will get you all the files in a directory, issue a `bin` to switch to binary mode first if required (which most of the time it is).
 
Old 12-24-2003, 01:03 AM   #4
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Oh cool! Thanks guys. But just for the record, is there a way to download a folder in the "ftp" app without downloading each file manually? Thanks again for the links.
 
Old 12-27-2003, 05:44 AM   #5
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wget --recursive, for which the default maximum depth is 5.
 
Old 12-27-2003, 06:37 AM   #6
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urrrr...can't you just login using the ftp client, go to the directory you want to download everything, and do:

get *

that would work right?
 
  


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