can wildcards be used with ftp downloads?
Linux for blind general discussion
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Sat Oct 28 21:00:22 UTC 2017
Some FTP clients support an "mget" ("multiple get") command that
would allow a wildcard spec:
$ ftp example.com
ftp> cd /pub
ftp> mget *.zip
Sometimes the client prompts you for each file with some sort of
Do you want to download foo.zip? (Y/n)
Do you want to download blah.zip? (Y/n)
which can be somewhat annoying. You should be able to toggle it with
the "prompt" command. It's also subject to the "glob" setting which
either takes the "mget" arguments literally:
ftp> mget foo.zip blah.zip
or as globs (as in my initial example).
There may also be a "case" toggle depending on the case-sensitivity
that you want.
Hope that helps,
On October 28, 2017, Linux for blind general discussion wrote:
> By which I mean can I run the command in a specific directory where
> I really want to do this like...
> get *.mp3
> and download all of the mp3 files in a specific folder?
> I know I would change to the directory first, I just want to
> gather all of the files in this way.
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