Some ncftp Questions?

Linux for blind general discussion blinux-list at
Sat Dec 30 04:53:49 UTC 2017

have you a member page for shell world? I would like to acquire a remote shell for some things.


On Dec 29, 2017, at 7:52 PM, Linux for blind general discussion wrote:

> 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 sub-directories?
> 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 reference:
> 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.
> Chime
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