built-in FTP client - doing multiple files at once?

built-in FTP client - doing multiple files at once?

Post by gluin » Wed, 10 Oct 2007 02:26:30


Hi

Can WinXP's built-in FTP client provide a way to quickly transfer all
files in a directory?

For example:
put *.*
would be expected to upload all files in current local directory into
current remote directory.

And how about transfering a directory together with all its contents?
 
 
 

built-in FTP client - doing multiple files at once?

Post by Mike Cawoo » Wed, 10 Oct 2007 03:30:36


The Get command just seems to be capable of transferring one file at a time.
I use a third party FTP program (WS_FTP LE) which gets round that problem.
Regards Mike.

 
 
 

built-in FTP client - doing multiple files at once?

Post by John Wunde » Wed, 10 Oct 2007 05:08:08

gluino < XXXX@XXXXX.COM > wrote in



The built-in FTP program won't do this.

The very best free FTP client that will do this is "FileZilla". You
just drag a folder from one window to the next and everything just
goes. Check it out:

< http://www.yqcomputer.com/ ;

HTH,
John
 
 
 

built-in FTP client - doing multiple files at once?

Post by cornedbeef » Wed, 10 Oct 2007 10:10:16


Multiple get with mget, multiple put with mput.
However, FileZilla is much better than the commandline fpt client
included in WinXP

OR, you could just use Windows Explorer (no not IE, just Explorer)
In the address bar, type the ftp server address
ftp://ftp.server.com
Press enter.
It should respond and ask for a username. enter username, and it
should ask for a password. Enter your password, and you're in.
Open another Explorer locally, and browse to the folder with the files
you want to transfer.
Select the files, and drag them to the ftp server window. Sit back and
watch.

Good Luck.
 
 
 

built-in FTP client - doing multiple files at once?

Post by Tim Slatte » Wed, 10 Oct 2007 22:54:09


The correct command for multiple files is mput, not put.


I don't think so. I think you'd have to create the target directory on
the remote machine first (mkdir).


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Tim Slattery
MS MVP(DTS)
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http://www.yqcomputer.com/
 
 
 

built-in FTP client - doing multiple files at once?

Post by smlunatic » Thu, 11 Oct 2007 01:13:16


I get "sometimes" the directory created.

I "second" the recommendation for Filezilla. Much more easy to FTP
than with the "commmand line" version.