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Old 05-06-2003, 08:42 AM   #1
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ftp mget

Hi everybody,

i know this is a relly silly questions, but i really don't know how to do this. i've red the man pages and also googled for it....

How the hack am i able to download complete folders via ftp:

for example:
drwxr-xr-x 1 ftp ftp 0 Mar 06 00:54 test
ftp>mget test
mget test1.txt [anpqy?]?

i can answer whatever i want i am not able to download the complete folder....
the answer is always: no such file.

What am i doing wrong??

Greets Sam
Old 05-06-2003, 10:00 AM   #2
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I have never tried to download a directory, but there is probably an
mget -r option or something like that. Another way,
cd test
mget *


The prompt will toggle asking/not asking for each filename. It will tell you the current state after entering prompt.
Old 05-06-2003, 11:53 AM   #3
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Try the ncftp ftp client. It supports recursive transfers.


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