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Re: ftp transfer status?



On Sun, 14 May 2006, taharka wrote:

How do,

On Sun, 2006-05-14 at 17:04 -0400, Matthew Saltzman wrote:
On Sun, 14 May 2006, taharka wrote:

How do,

On Sun, 2006-05-14 at 12:49 -0400, Matthew Saltzman wrote:
On Sun, 14 May 2006, Devon Harding wrote:

Anyone?

On 5/12/06, Devon Harding <devonharding gmail com> wrote:
Besides hash, is there any way to see the progress of cli ftp transfers?

Use a better ftp client?

You sure bout that? I believe man ftp says the "-v" operator yields
progress of ftp transfers ;-)

It says:

-v     Verbose option forces ftp to show all responses from the  remote
               server, as well as report on data transfer statistics.

I don't know if that means progress bars or post-transfer reports, and I
don't have an FTP server handy to play with.

According to,
http://www.freebsd.org/cgi/man.cgi?query=ftp&apropos=0&sektion=0&manpath=FreeBSD+6.0-RELEASE+and+Ports&format=html
looks like, progress may be the ticket.

According to my experiment, the -v option does not show progress.


Personally, I haven't used ftp in about 7 years. If I need a file from
an ftp server, I use the fetch command on a FreeBSD server/workstation
to retrieve it. The fetch command has a progress bar & it is lightning
quick :-)) I can always scp the retrieved file to any nix system on my
LAN. BTW, IIRC you don't need an FTP server handy to play with. You can
retrieve a file, via ftp from the cli, off any ftp server on the
internet.

I can use any FTP server that allows anonymous access, but I couldn't think of one last night. I don't use it regularly anymore either.



Try lftp, which is part of FC, or ncftp, which is in Extras.  Both are CLI
clients, and both are much more featureful than plain ftp.  "Batch mode"
clients include wget and curl.  gftp is one GUI client.  You can also FTP
with Firefox or Mozilla, and there are interesting ways to transfer files
in the various file managers (Nautilus in GNOME and whatever it is in
KDE) that I haven't really played with much.  All of them will show
progress bars.

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 		Matthew Saltzman

Clemson University Math Sciences
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http://www.math.clemson.edu/~mjs

taharka

Lexington, Kentucky U.S.A.




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Clemson University Math Sciences
mjs AT clemson DOT edu
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