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Multi-segment directory downloading with lftp

Terminal - Multi-segment directory downloading with lftp
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
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Multi-segment directory downloading with 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"

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What others think

This won't work like it's currently shown, you have to wrap the parameters for the lftp mirror command in quotes else the shell will evaluate these for the lftp command itself and the command will fail.

e.g.

lftp -u user,pass ftp://site.com/ -e 'mirror -c --parallel=3 --use-pget-n=5 "Some folder"'

Apart from this it could make sense to use permission protected lftp bookmarks to prevent the username and password to appear in the process list. This depends on the frequency of using these credentials and the scenario of course.

Comment by Testuser_01 130 weeks and 4 days ago

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