wildcard usage in fetch

Philip Hallstrom freebsd at philip.pjkh.com
Tue Aug 21 16:12:04 PDT 2007

> fetch -avrpAFU ftp://loginid:password@my.pics.com/IDX/ActivePhotos/*/*.*
> The /*/ directory is 2 positions in size and
> contains 00 through 99 as directory names.
> The *.* means all files in this directory.
> When I execute this I get logged in but get file
> not found or not available error message.
> Is wildcard usage not allowed in ftp?
> How would you suggest to accomplish downloading source file
> directory structure and their contents?

You might look into curl.  I know it has some wildcarding capabilities.

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