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Old 07-28-2004, 02:29 AM   #1
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lftp HELP

I've been having all sorts of problems with this ftp stuff. I finally found lftp, which happens to be about the only ftp program that doesn't senselessly disconnect after recursing into 2 subdirectories. Here's my problem:

When I mirror a directory that contains about 1.2 GB of files(and subdirectories), only the files in the root directory seem to copy correctly. There is definitely 1.2 GB missing from my hard drive, but I only see about 120 MB of it. When I open subdirectories, the files are sort of there. They are missing extensions and whenever I click on them they just vanish. What the hell is going on? If I delete the folder recursively, it will free up the 1.2 GB again. It's very strange.
Once I log into the ftp server, I type
mirror /D
mirror /D /home/brian/
Either way I get the same results. I would be happy if there was a way to recurse subdirectories using get or mget, but that doesn't seem possible. Could somebody please help me figure out what's going on with my lftp? Like I said, it's the only ftp client that even has some success, but I can't get it to work completely. Thanks.

Old 07-28-2004, 07:03 PM   #2
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I use the mirror command, however I dont specify any switches to recurse into directories. Perhaps you can turn on the verbosity -v to see where you are hanging. Are any of these file symbolic links? if so then you should set mirror to -L so it downloads the file not the link.

I use mirror -nev [remote dir] [local dir]

Hope that helps
Old 08-03-2004, 10:34 AM   #3
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I kept meaning to post a follow up to this. It was late at night when I figured it out, so I just crashed instead of explaining it.

What happened is that every directory it created on my hard drive had no permissions(000) so it was acting funky. Must be a default setting. So all I had to do was change the permissions on it so that I could read and execute, and it was like magic. (Actually I decided to cheat and mirror to a FAT32 drive).

Hopefully nobody else had this problem, and if so, hopefully they weren't as stupid as me, lol. It would be nice to just use gFTP, but it auto-disconnects after recursing into the second subdirectory. Dunno if my linux is broke or what, but at least lftp works.


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