Jon Stewart on 21 Jul 2001 02:29:07 -0000

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Re: hosers-talk: yo

> >I want to blast away an entire directory, all at once. Although I suppose
> >rmdir and rm are orthogonal, which is nice, I want the two combined. Any
> >commands? Perl scripts?
> I am utterly amused by this.
> Better: is there a good way to ftp whole directory structures (for
> when I transfer some files from vincent)? Poked around with ftp before
> and despite mget, I'm still forced to build my own directories up by
> hand on the receiving end (here) because mget doesn't descend.

Maybe you could pipe it through tar, ftp it, then extract it from tar.

But you'd need a noninteractive ftp session.

Jon Stewart

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