Multi-segment directory downloading with lftp

lftp -u user,pass -e 'mirror -c --parallel=3 --use-pget-n=5 "Some folder"'
It works best if you first login and then do the fetch: lftp -u user,pass mirror -c --parallel=3 --use-pget-n=5 "Some folder"

By: bugmenot
2012-11-24 11:29:48

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 -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.
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