ftp problem

Chuck Swiger cswiger at mac.com
Mon Feb 20 07:27:57 PST 2006

Sean wrote:
> I have my bsd system setup to allow ftp.
> However when I try to ftp a directory and the contents from another
> system it basically uses the directory as a file name and all contents
> in that directory are ignored.
> I am guessing that I am doing something wrong when I type to get the
> directory and files, and not a system setup.
> Any advice?

FTP isn't really designed for recursive retrieval of a hierarchy of files,
although you can use an FTP mirror script from ports if need be.

rsync is a much better solution to the problem.


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