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I'm using PSFTP and am looking to download two directories and all of their subdirectories and place them else where on my server.

I would think it would be as simple as

get dirname c:\localdirname
get dirname2 c:\localdirname2

But I get read permission errors, however, if I specify one file at a time, it works. Any ideas?

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I was able to figure it out. LCD to the local directory I want to save to, cd to the remote directory I need, then use mget * – Dave Jun 29 '11 at 17:54
up vote 10 down vote accepted

Use get -r <dirname>.

To move directories within the same server, you can also use mv <oldname> <newname>.

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