Manual Reference Pages - SIMPLEFTP (1)
simpleftp - Rudimentary FTP client
simpleftp url [...]
simpleftp is a Perl script that provides basic support for
fetching files with FTP in a batch oriented fashion. It takes one or more
FTP URLs on the command line. The file(s) will be retrieved from the
remote server and placed in the current directory with the same basename
as on the remote; e.g., <ftp://ftp.isc.org/pub/usenet/CONFIG/active.gz>
is stored as active.gz in the current directory.
The script properly understands usernames, passwords and ports specified
simpleftp is an extremely poor substitute for more complete programs
like the freely available wget or ncftp utilities. It was written
only to provide elementary support in INN for non-interactive fetching of
the files in <ftp://ftp.isc.org/pub/pgpcontrol/> or
<ftp://ftp.isc.org/pub/usenet/CONFIG/> without requiring
administrators to install yet another package. Its shortcomings as a
general purpose program are too numerous to mention, but one that stands
out is that downloaded files by simpleftp override existing files
with the same name in the local directory.
Tossed off by David C Lawrence <email@example.com> for InterNetNews.
Rewritten to use Net::FTP by Julien Elie.
$Id: simpleftp.pod 8357 2009-02-27 17:56:00Z iulius $
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