Fetching directories inclusive subdirectories on HTTP server via fetch or othe FreeBSD-own tools?

O. Hartmann ohartman at zedat.fu-berlin.de
Wed Apr 1 09:09:18 PDT 2009


I run into a problem I can not solve. I need to fetch a whole directory 
tree from a public remote site. The top level directory and its 
subdirectories are accessible via ftp:// and http:// so I tried fetch, 
but fetch does only retrieve data on file basis and does not copy a 
whole directory tree recursively. The remote site does not offer 
sftp/sshd for that purpose.

Is there a simple way to perform such a task with FreeBSD's own tools (I 
try to avoid installing 'wget' and sibblings)? I need to keep it simple, 
task should be performed via cronjob.

Please eMail me.

Thanks in advance,


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