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Reading this answer, it seems an awesome way of transferring a ton of tiny files between two remote machines is lftp's mget command.

However, I'm using two machines without root access, and only the sending machine has lftp, and it seems like you can only parallelize receiving through lftp.

Is there some way to do something equivalent to a mput in lftp, or if not, something similar?

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I removed your "(Also an acceptable answer: is there a way to parallelize rsync instances without manually setting each of them up with a bunch of --include and --exclude flags?)" — please post that as a separate question, if needed. Main rule on all Stack Exchange sites: one question per post, please. –  Arjan Apr 26 at 13:48
    
@Arjan ...And this is why I do not contribute to SE sites anymore. The question is essentially "what's a fast way to transfer tonnes of tiny files" — alas, if I had asked it like that, the question would have been closed as being too vague, or somebody would have linked me to "whathaveyoutried.com". Le sigh... –  aendrew Apr 26 at 18:24
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