Commands tagged lftp (4)

  • 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 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. Show Sample Output

    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
    colemar · 2014-10-17 00:29:34 0
  • 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 -u<<credentials>> <<server>> -e "du -a;exit" > server-listing.txt
    danbst · 2013-09-24 08:23:44 0
  • Require lftp and this script to work (adapt path and credentials as needed): echo $'#!/bin/bash\n# coded by sputnick under GPL 20101007\nlftp -u user,passwd remoteuser@host.tld -e "$(cat)"' > /PATH/TO/ftp-latest; chmod +x !$

    ftp-latest <<< "cd /; cls -1 | tail -1 | xargs -I% echo get % | /PATH/TO/ftp-latest"
    sputnick · 2010-10-07 17:59:45 0
  • sets the option set ftp:ssl-allow false, excludes some files I don't want to synchronize

    lftp -u user,pass -e "set ftp:ssl-allow false; mirror --exclude settings.php --exclude .htaccess serverdir devdir" serverhost
    aufumy · 2015-09-08 21:25:41 0

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