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CLI Magic: Quick and Easy Backup with lftp

Dec 05, 2007, 11:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Dmitri Popov)

"No matter what Linux distribution you are using, chances are you'll find more than one graphical FTP client in its repositories, but if you are looking for a powerful command-line FTP tool, your best bet is lftp. Of course, you can always use the good old ftp command, but lftp takes the task of managing files and directories using the FTP protocol to a new level. To see what I mean, let's use lftp to write a script that creates a local backup copy of a Web site.

"To write the script, you need to know how to use lftp to connect to an FTP server and synchronize a remote directory with a local one..."

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