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I am trying to download an entire folder from a public FTP server. I can do it manually however i have 2 problems/questions.

the format of the link is >>>> ftp://xx.xx.xx.xx/folderA/subfolderB/subfolderC. xx=public IP address

my first question is that i cannot seem to find a way to download the entire subfolderC without getting prompted to answer a "yes" or "no" n every single file inside. i am using this format once inside
mget *
I have tried the -i switch but i still get the questions on *each* file. This is impossible task when there a literally 200 files inside...how can i accomplish a "yes" autoresponse?

the other question is how can i automate or create a batch file to just paste the link and download the entire subfolderC...

i am planning to create a predefined folder in the C:\ drive in the batch file and also respond to the username and password prompts as well...

please dont respond with hyperlinks unless its really useful. i have searched trust me.

thanks in advance
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by:Amick
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Use the command
in the ftp.txt  file (which could be named anything) you will have your session commands, for example:
username
password
hash
bin
mget myPath/*.*
quit

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All files matching the spec will transfer without any further interaction required.
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by:FastSi
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you can also use the -i option "ftp -i hostname"

-i  Turns off interactive prompting during multiple file transfers.
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by:lurezero
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well i mentioned i need to create a batch file. i tried creating a batch file with the line you mentioned:
ftp -i -s:ftp.txt ftp.example.com...the result was "invalid command"

how will it know the location of "ftp.txt"
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by:FastSi
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I believe it will need to be in your working directory so if you command line is C:\ the file will need to be in your C:\
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in your ftp.txt you could have it create the local folder to put the files in also if needed

ftp.txt

username
password
hash
bin
!mkdir NEWFOLDER
lcd NEWFOLDER
mget myPath/*.*
quit

but the command

ftp -i -s:ftp.txt "SERVERS IP OR HOSTNAME

should work, as long as its run from the same directory as the ftp.txt but could also use the full path -s:c:\myfolder\ftp.txt
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ok
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