||10-31-2005 01:28 PM
Where are the decent ftp clients
I have now tried about 10 different ftp clients in linux. To describe them in a word... they "SUCK". I can not find one with decent features. Some show file date, but no times (unless if something changes more than once a day). Some don't properly handle server time zones (if different from your local), so date/time stamping is unless. But the biggest lacking feature in all of them is the ability to use ftp to backup a web server, downloading only new or newer file. This includes uploading only new and newer files as well. I even look at one of the frequently recommended ones that has the audacity to charge $24.95 for their product. They don't show file times at all, nor can up/download new and newer.
Does anyone know of such a product? I really don't want to use Wine and WS-FTP. But, I guess linux ftp is just not as advanced as windows yet. :-(