Some ncftp Questions?

Linux for blind general discussion blinux-list at
Sat Dec 30 02:52:37 UTC 2017

Chime here with inquirees on ncftp, especially here on Shellworld. I realize, 
many times Tim has been a large help-and-most of you are not on Shellworld. 
However, if there are modifications we can make?
First, it it normal that I cannot up-or-download from my home directory, only 
Next, I usually run a download command such as
mget -DDR *.*
from within a directory, The -DD will delete from the far end when complete. The 
-R is recersive, but lately its not working. In its man-page, there is a 
The get command lets you retrieve entire directory trees, too.  Although it may 
not work with some remote systems, you can try ``get -R'' with a directory to 
download the directory and its contents.

               When  using  the ``-R'' flag, you can also use the ``-T'' flag to 
disable automatic on-the-fly TAR mode for downloading whole directory trees. 
The program uses TAR whenever possible since this usually preserves 
symboliclinks and file permissions. TAR mode can also result in faster transfers 
for directories containing many small files, since a single data connection can 
be used rather than an FTP data connection for each small file. The
               downside  to using TAR is that it forces downloading of the whole 
directory, even if you had previously downloaded a portion of it earlier, so you 
may want to use this option if you want to resume downloading of a directory.
Back again live, I also tried that -T option, but had no luck.
Thanks so much in advance for any guidance on ncftp, as it may be an only 
program with an option to delete after success.

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