[CLUG-tech] ftp downloads

Zoltan Szecsei zoltans at geograph.co.za
Sat Dec 8 12:08:23 SAST 2007

Greg Armer wrote:
> On 12/8/07, Zoltan Szecsei <zoltans at geograph.co.za> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I'm trying to download an "install cd"-type directory structure of files
>> from a proprietry website.
>> I've tried wget, wsftp and firefox downthemall but they all seem to get
>> stuck on descending into the directories on the remote site.
>> What parameter/keyword am I missing, or what ftp product should I be using?
>> TIA,
>> Z
> Hi Zoltan,
> You mentioned that you are trying to download from a website. If you
> can only use HTTP to get these files then wget with the --mirror
> option should work fine.
> If you do have FTP access then i'd recommend lftp, simply log in and
> use the mirror command to recurse into the subdirectories and create
> an identical local copy automatically.
> Hope it works for you.
> --
> Greg Armer
Great - thanks Greg,
I only have an ftp login, so I'll check out lftp.

Cheers for now,


Zoltan Szecsei
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