I have a routine job under sun solaris. The program ftp
a large text file from another sun machine, then evenly split
it into 4 files for further SAS processing. Now ftp take
quite some time, and split take quite some time. As I
understand , it should be possible to split the file
while doing ftp. Futher, we should be able to have 4 concurrent ftp that going to fether different part
the original file and save into 4 piece.
That way is much faster. Under windows, there are programs like flashftp, netants. But I don't know
do it under unix.
How can find such a program or if necessary write a
special ftp client for this purpose?