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This question is actually probably pretty simple, I would just like to not have to write it, and would like it done quickly.  Here it is.

I am transferring my site from one host to another.  I would like a program, can be run from either host, to get all directories and folders from one host to another.  

Thanks for the help.  I won't be checking back on this until Monday 12th FYI.  Thanks again.
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pretty easy (if you are on Unix):

[ on the old server ]

$ cd /top/directory/of/your/site
$ tar cvf - . | compress > ../site.tar.Z
....
....
[ this will create the file /top/directory/of/your/site.tar.Z ]

Now copy this file to the new server (ftp for example). Let's say your new site will be at /new/location/for/site

[ now on the new server - we assume that you copied the *.tar.Z file to /new/location/for/site.tar.Z ]

$ cd /new/location/for
$ mkdir site
$ cd site
$ zcat /new/location/for/site.tar.Z | tar xvf -
....
....
[ this will uncompress and extract your files ]


Hope this helps
  Tobias
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by:idadan
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That will do, thank you.  Please submit an answer thing.  Thanks for the help.
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thoellri earned 200 total points
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Thanks idadan - her we go:

pretty easy (if you are on Unix):

                   [ on the old server ]

                   $ cd /top/directory/of/your/site
                   $ tar cvf - . | compress > ../site.tar.Z
                   ....
                   ....
                   [ this will create the file /top/directory/of/your/site.tar.Z ]

                   Now copy this file to the new server (ftp for example). Let's say your new site will be at
                   /new/location/for/site

                   [ now on the new server - we assume that you copied the *.tar.Z file to /new/location/for/site.tar.Z
                   ]

                   $ cd /new/location/for
                   $ mkdir site
                   $ cd site
                   $ zcat /new/location/for/site.tar.Z | tar xvf -
                   ....
                   ....
                   [ this will uncompress and extract your files ]


                   Hope this helps
                     Tobias
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