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08 May 2005 17:57 avinash1

Re: Wget?


> Does

> ftpcopy copy have any features that wget

> doesn't?

> CS Miller

wget cannot really do mirroring of a web site - for example, it cannot get .htaccess files, even in FTP mode.

26 Aug 2004 03:48 uweo

Symlinks


> hope it will be fixed. i'd ilke to try it again.

I believe this to be fixed since version 0.6.6.

btw: i tend to fix bugs much earlier if they are reported. In this special case i could have sent you a patch for at least have a year or so.

Regards, Uwe

26 Aug 2004 03:47 stevenharyanto

Re: Wget?


> ftpcopy is simple to use, but i had

> tried a couple versions in the past and

> both of them mishandled symlinks, so i

> had to ditch ftpcopy for now.

oops, note to self: try the newest version of a software before posting. symlink handling seems to have been fixed.

26 Aug 2004 03:32 stevenharyanto

Re: Wget?


> This looks a useful program, but I feel

> it is duplicating the work of

> wget,

> which can do recursive FTP and HTTP

> gets/mirroring. Does

> ftpcopy copy have any features that wget

> doesn't?

>

> CS Miller

>

>

>

as the other poster had pointed out, wget cannot (at the moment) *delete* files on local copies that have been removed on remote server. this makes it useless for mirroring.

ftpcopy is simple to use, but i had tried a couple versions in the past and both of them mishandled symlinks, so i had to ditch ftpcopy for now. all the symlinks copied from the server become something like this:

CPAN.html -> .html -> authors/id/J/JO/JONO/cpan.html

ENDINGS -> NGS -> .cpan/ENDINGS

ls-lR.gz -> R.gz -> indices/ls-lR.gz

hope it will be fixed. i'd ilke to try it again.

22 Dec 2002 01:33 Scr34m

WGET vs. FTPCOPY
When u use WGET then each time it will connect grab file and disconnet.
FTPCOPY connect grab anything and after DISCONNECT.

WGET better for single files
FTPCOPY better for mirroring FTP

01 Jan 2002 11:19 snark

Re: Wget?

> ftpcopy copy have any features that
> wget doesn't?


Well, it is much simpler to configure and has the possibility to keep a real mirror of the remote server, removing locally any removed files of the server.

16 Dec 2001 10:01 csmiller

Wget?
This looks a useful program, but I feel it is duplicating the work of
wget,
which can do recursive FTP and HTTP gets/mirroring. Does
ftpcopy copy have any features that wget doesn't?

CS Miller


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