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Terminal - Commands using lftp - 9 results
lftp -u user,pwd -e "set sftp:connect-program 'ssh -a -x -T -c arcfour -o Compression=no'; mirror -v -c --loop --use-pget-n=3 -P 2 /remote/dir/ /local/dir/; quit" sftp://remotehost:22
2014-10-17 00:29:34
User: colemar
Functions: lftp

Mirror a remote directory using some tricks to maximize network speed.

lftp:: coolest file transfer tool ever

-u: username and password (pwd is merely a placeholder if you have ~/.ssh/id_rsa)

-e: execute internal lftp commands

set sftp:connect-program: use some specific command instead of plain ssh


-a -x -T: disable useless things

-c arcfour: use the most efficient cipher specification

-o Compression=no: disable compression to save CPU

mirror: copy remote dir subtree to local dir

-v: be verbose (cool progress bar and speed meter, one for each file in parallel)

-c: continue interrupted file transfers if possible

--loop: repeat mirror until no differences found

--use-pget-n=3: transfer each file with 3 independent parallel TCP connections

-P 2: transfer 2 files in parallel (totalling 6 TCP connections)

sftp://remotehost:22: use sftp protocol on port 22 (you can give any other port if appropriate)

You can play with values for --use-pget-n and/or -P to achieve maximum speed depending on the particular network.

If the files are compressible removing "-o Compression=n" can be beneficial.

Better create an alias for the command.

lftp -u<<credentials>> <<server>> -e "du -a;exit" > server-listing.txt
2013-09-24 08:23:44
User: danbst
Functions: lftp
Tags: ftp lftp

Creates a file with contents like `du -a`, only it is remote server filesystem hierarchy. Very usefull then for grep-ing without remote connection.

lftp -c "pget -n 10 http://example.com/foo.bar"
lftp -e 'pget http://address_to_file; exit; '
2013-04-07 03:29:07
User: o0110o
Functions: lftp

Make sure the file you use in your test is > 50mb to get good results.


sudo apt-get install lftp iperf

lftp -u user,pass ftp://site.com -e 'pget -c -n 6 file'
2012-12-11 16:18:52
User: bugmenot
Functions: lftp

This is for files only, for directories 'mirror' has to be used.

lftp -u user,pass ftp://site.com/ -e 'mirror -c --parallel=3 --use-pget-n=5 "Some folder"'
2012-11-24 11:29:48
User: bugmenot
Functions: lftp

It works best if you first login and then do the fetch:

lftp -u user,pass ftp://site.com/

mirror -c --parallel=3 --use-pget-n=5 "Some folder"

lftp -ulogin,passwd -e "mirror --reverse /my/from/dir/ /ftp/target/dir/" ftp.server.xx
lftp -e "mirror -c" http://example.com/foobar/
2010-05-16 03:49:30
User: tamasrepus
Functions: lftp

wget/curl/friends are not good with mirroring files off websites, especially those with Apache-generated directory listings. These tools endlessly waste time downloading useless index HTML pages. lftp's mirror command does a better job without the mess.

dd if=/dev/sda5 bs=2048 conv=noerror,sync | gzip -fc | lftp -u user,passwd domain.tld -e "put /dev/stdin -o backup-$(date +%Y%m%d%H%M).gz; quit"