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Old 01-18-2010, 10:59 AM   #1
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How do I set lftp to download files in a specific order


I have the following option set in my ~/.lftp/rc

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set mirror:order "*.rpm */"
Here, *.rpm files are given preference. The rest of the files are being downloaded by lftp in alphabetical order, not the custom order sent by my ftp server. Is there a way to make it download it in the order sent by my ftp server.

I'm using proftpd and the files are sorted by size.
 
Old 02-10-2010, 08:36 AM   #2
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The rest of the files are being downloaded by lftp in alphabetical order, not the custom order sent by my ftp server. Is there a way to make it download it in the order sent by my ftp server.
If such a thing exists it will likely be some client-side ftp client "retrieve listing, sort, download" functionality, I've never encountered or heard of a FTP daemon sending files in a custom order. It wouldn't make any sense to me as the only thing one needs is to download the files. What I mean is that if you're depending on ordering things to tackle a problem of a different order then you might be waving the wrong stick at the problem. Elaborate if you like.

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Old 02-14-2010, 05:45 AM   #3
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What I mean is the list of files when you type "ls". You can set the daemon to send a sorted list the way you like it. But lftp downloads them in alphabetical order when a mirror command is used. I checked the source and I'm not sure what to change. What I want it to do is to download the smallest files first, and the ProFTPd is sending the file list sorted that way. I don't want lftp to do any sorting on its own.

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"Mirror" accepts ordering but only by extension AFAIK and I doubt consecutive sessions of "--size-range=" will help you. In absence of good solutions maybe grab a listing with say curl then create a custom sort order D/L script?
 
  


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