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[gftp] gFTP as a mirroring tool


I was looking for a tool able to mirror a remote folder via ssh.

What's interesting, I didn't find one! gFTP seems to be the only thing able to do this (AFAIK, rsync -e ssh needs to have a remote rsync server running).

One can do a mirror over ssh using gFTP's text interface:

$ gftp-text ssh2://user:pass@server/remote/directory

gftp-text lacks a few features though, not so hard to implement as I think:

--continue - to resume getting a partially-downloaded file,
--background - get files in the background (no user interaction).

so that it could be specified for example as a cron job (without user interaction).

What do you think?


Tomasz Chmielewski