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Re: [vox-tech] ncftpget as a replacement for rsync
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Re: [vox-tech] ncftpget as a replacement for rsync

Bill Kendrick <nbs@sonic.net> writes:
> Okay, I've got a server that allows external FTP uploads from
> various people.
> I have another server onto which I want to grab any new files from that
> FTP server.
> I can use ncftpget to recursively grab EVERYTHING that the users have
> uploaded, but I want only the NEW stuff.
> Obviously, rsync is the perfect tool for this, but (at the moment, at least),
> one can't even SSH into this box remotely!  It's completely locked down,
> except for the FTP uploads (which I presume is locked down 'enough' :) )
> Unfortunately, I don't see any command-line options or anything in
> 'ncftpget' that say "Don't re-download files" :^/
> Only stuff like "Delete after download" and "Append, don't overwrite, local
> files"...
> Ideas?

Perhaps wget -m will work with ftp.  If it does, and you already have
everything, use wget -m ftp://blah/blah to get the new stuff.  The old
stuff will not be downloaded again.

Good luck,
Ricardo Anguiano
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