min. number of FTP commands to get all files from a folder and all its subfolders

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How to use min. number of FTP commands to get all files from a folder and all its subfolders?

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whats are you using?
ftp computername
mget *

will copy all files to current directory

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bessie1215Author Commented:
Thanks sparkymw!
Can I escape all confirmation questions for downloading each file?
i dont think so.

if you used a ftp program you could do it
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Hi bessie,

mget -i *

Here is the full list of Windows FTP commands.  Might be better to put these commands into a file and use the -s switch...

mget -s:myFtpCommands.txt
Before logging onto ftp server, pull up a shell or dos window and change directory to the folder where you want to download to:

cd c:\temp

Then log onto ftp server by doing:
  ftp ...opening

Then provide criteria:
  user (  myusername
  Password: mypassword

Change directory to the files you want
  cd /ftpfolder

Then "get" filename
  get myfilename
  get *

Then close

Lastly quit


you may want to include:

"lcd c:\downloads" (or whatever) to tell it where to put the files too.

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