[lug] FTP Question

Calvin Dodge caldodge at fpcc.net
Sun Nov 19 21:23:10 MST 2000

MauroMedia wrote:
> I need to copy a directory and all of it's sub-directories and files from
> a server to a local machine. I can't use a GUI and I can't tar the
> directory on the server (There's not enough room.) Should I be using FTP
> for this? If so, what's the command to get a directory?

Do you have ncftp available on the destination computer? In ncftp you just "get
-R dir" to get the directory and everything underneath.

You can do that with scp (secure copy), too, if you're worried about sniffers
on the network.  "scp -r sourcecomputer:dir ." will do the job for you.

Does that help?


Calvin Dodge
Certified Linux Bigot

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