FTP client

Discussion in 'Mac Help/Tips' started by madamimadam, Sep 16, 2002.

  1. madamimadam macrumors 65816


    Jan 3, 2002
    I am looking for a good, preferably free, FTP client that will allow me to choose a folder on a server and download everything in that folder.

    I need it to work under OS X because I have had problems with Fetch for 9 running under classic... it was stuffing up the files... I also do not want to have to log into OS 9 to do the downloads.

  2. madamimadam thread starter macrumors 65816


    Jan 3, 2002
    That client could not even read the folder I wanted to download.... it would try... work for a while and then idle with the folder name up the top but no contents.

    I have started using Captain FTP but it is VERY slow
  3. peterjhill macrumors 65816


    Apr 25, 2002
    Seattle, WA
    [Titan:~] phill% which ftp
    [Titan:~] phill% which scp

    there you go. are you always transfering the same folder? you could write a shell script.

    you want to use mget to get multiple files. check out the -i and -v flags.
  4. FattyMembrane macrumors 6502a


    Apr 14, 2002
    bat country
    if you're into terminal stuff, peterjhill's answer is the best. i used to use rbrowser lite, but i'm not sure if it has the feature set that you need. 10.2 actually has ftp client built into the finder (just go to connect to server and type in the address), but on my first day with jaguar, i typed in apple's ftp server and my machine did a hard lock! i've heard since then that this is probably the most unstable feature of the entire os, so for now it's unusable, but in the future it may suit your purposes.
  5. madamimadam thread starter macrumors 65816


    Jan 3, 2002
    I tried the Connect to server and it just sucks.... I like the terminal idea but I don't know how to use it.... playing around with it now but if you could give me a quick run down I would be VERY apprecitive.

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