Robust FTP client, maybe 64-bit?

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  1. shinji macrumors 65816

    shinji

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    I'm looking for an FTP/SFTP client that won't stop responding when dealing with a folder that has thousands of files. Yummy FTP and Transmit don't handle them very well when you get past 20,000 or so.

    Are there any 64-bit FTP clients for OS X, or at least a more robust alternative to those two common apps?
     
  2. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604

    SnowLeopard2008

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    If you need to manage that many files, you should know Terminal and its built in FTP. Terminal's FTP function handles way better than GUI clients.
     
  3. shinji thread starter macrumors 65816

    shinji

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    Yeah, that's what I've been resorting to when it craps out. It's a complete hassle and I prefer a GUI that can display that many files.

    Anyone have any other suggestions?
     
  4. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604

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    Forklift and CyberDuck come to mind.
     
  5. alienapp macrumors member

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    For me at least, Cyberduck is the best overall ftp client.
     
  6. maflynn Moderator

    maflynn

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    20,000 files :eek:

    Wow, I don't think any tool is really designed to handle that many images regularly. I concur SnowLeopard2008 that the terminal/built-in FTP client is probably your best bet to dealing with large volumes

    I'm curious as to what you're doing that is causing transmit to give you headaches. Did you try breaking up the work into smaller manageable chunks, i.e., 2,000 files, or 5,000 file chunks.
     

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