Your Ad Here Your Ad Here
Results 1 to 6 of 6

Thread: from ftp to linux box? help!

  1. #1
    reese's Avatar w00t! BT Rep: +5
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    TeXaS
    Posts
    96

    Urgent

    ive been using linux for a few years but i am far from being a guru. I am trying to figure out a way to download directly from a FTP Dump to my linux box. The only thing i can think of is setting up some type of VNC and installing kde and a ftp client. I really want to stay away from installing a GUI or VNC/FREENX on this box. Any suggestions?
    ~ Often Imitated, Never Duplicated! ~

  2. File Sharing   -   #2
    elektROnik's Avatar retired BT Rep: +25BT Rep +25BT Rep +25BT Rep +25BT Rep +25
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Posts
    115
    You can do it with a command-line client and a mini script that connects to the ftp and runs what commands you want(copy specific directories without overwriting).
    Crontab + that_script = love


  3. File Sharing   -   #3
    reese's Avatar w00t! BT Rep: +5
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    TeXaS
    Posts
    96
    hmmz any names?
    ~ Often Imitated, Never Duplicated! ~

  4. File Sharing   -   #4
    elektROnik's Avatar retired BT Rep: +25BT Rep +25BT Rep +25BT Rep +25BT Rep +25
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Posts
    115
    -the default ftp client
    -ncftp
    -gftp
    -lftp
    -cURL


  5. File Sharing   -   #5
    triso's Avatar Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Location
    Canada
    Posts
    54

    Unsure

    Quote Originally Posted by reese View Post
    ive been using linux for a few years but i am far from being a guru. I am trying to figure out a way to download directly from a FTP Dump to my linux box. The only thing i can think of is setting up some type of VNC and installing kde and a ftp client. I really want to stay away from installing a GUI or VNC/FREENX on this box. Any suggestions?
    This is probably too late but most distros of Linux come with wget - The non-interactive network downloader.

    Like the man says, "GNU Wget is a free utility for non-interactive download of files from the Web. It supports HTTP, HTTPS, and FTP protocols, as well as retrieval through HTTP proxies."

  6. File Sharing   -   #6
    vsftpd
    proftpd

    I use those on my desktop computer when transferring files around my home network.

    Please note that I do not have any experience with dedicated servers/vps, so i can't help so much

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •