> ftpcopy copy have any features that wget
> CS Miller
wget cannot really do mirroring of a web site - for example, it cannot get .htaccess files, even in FTP mode.
> 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.
> 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.
> This looks a useful program, but I feel
> it is duplicating the work of
> which can do recursive FTP and HTTP
> gets/mirroring. Does
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.
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
> 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.
This looks a useful program, but I feel it is duplicating the work of
which can do recursive FTP and HTTP gets/mirroring. Does
ftpcopy copy have any features that wget doesn't?
An open, cross-platform journaling program.
A scientific plotting package.