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I have used wget, ncftp ftp etc, They all list around 5000 files at some sort of limit. I tryed using wget to get an exclusive file that didnt show up in the regular wget download and it worked. I know the files are there it just wont download all of them. help ASAP!!

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use rsync, it uses ssh and can handle a very large amount of files.

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I get rsync error: unexplained error (code 255) at io.c(605) [sender=3.0.9] – Rick Apr 6 '13 at 0:49
can you post the rsync command you are using? – Moov Tony Apr 6 '13 at 0:51
rsync -av -e ssh user@host:/from/ /to – Rick Apr 6 '13 at 1:10
There is a password to it, I can connect to it using ncftp and ftp. – Rick Apr 6 '13 at 1:11
but not via filezilla – Rick Apr 6 '13 at 1:11

Have you tried downloading it recursively using wget --mirror?


If this is a FTP server only (or HTTP and FTP only) rsync won't work: it's a different protocol.

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Try using secure copy (scp) with the recursive flag (-r).

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