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Posted Mar 15, 2008 at 4:01:56 AM
Subject: FTP synchronization for Linux
Hi all, I am in the final stages of converting my life to Linux...but still searching for one final application. I need something that will allow me to synchronize files from my dev machine to a live website. I am (was?) using FTP Synch for Windows...but I am not finding anything cost-free for Linux. I am finding a couple that have trial periods that i'd have to buy after giving them a whirl...but part of the Linux attraction for me was the free aspect, and I haven't had to "buy" anything yet. Any thoughts? -Q
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Shashank Sharma
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Posted: Mar 18, 2008 10:53:37 AM
Subject: FTP synchronization for Linux
There are dozens of free FTP clients for Linux. Depending on what distribution you use, you can easily install them using the relevant Add/Remove Software program. There is gftp, kftpgrabber, filezilla to name a few. You can find more if you google search. Cheers!

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omni814
Joined Mar 19, 2008
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Posted: Mar 19, 2008 11:21:22 PM
Subject: FTP synchronization for Linux
There is a program called lftp which offers two-way mirroring and other features to a range of different protocols. It has served me very well.
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skydiverQ
Joined Mar 15, 2008
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Posted: Mar 21, 2008 6:02:06 PM
Subject: FTP synchronization for Linux
Beautiful...that's exactly what I was looking for. Not just a standard FTP client, but one with a mirroring capability. Thanks for the help. For anyone looking for the same thing, here is a link: http://lftp.yar.ru/ -Q
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huseyin
Joined Mar 26, 2008
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Posted: Mar 26, 2008 2:24:30 PM
Subject: FTP synchronization for Linux
Since this is a discussion about ftp software I think ncftp worths mentioning. This is a command line ftp client with many features: http://www.ncftp.com/ncftp/ huseyin
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mego22
Joined Mar 26, 2008
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Posted: Mar 26, 2008 6:25:14 PM
Subject: FTP synchronization for Linux
Since you are syncing files between two Linux machines, you may want to look at the command rsync. This command will sync your files either via ftp or ssh. You can also cron this to so that you don't have to worry about doing it your self anymore. Here is the man page rsync: http://www.hmug.org/man/1/rsync.php
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AR

Joined May 06, 2008
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Posted: May 06, 2008 4:22:54 PM
Subject: FTP synchronization for Linux
Oh yeah both lftp and rsync (preferably over ssh) has the added benefit of being usable from scripts (crontab). Just make sure you don't include the password in the command line so anyone can "ps auxwww" it while it's running :)
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Posted: May 08, 2008 12:08:36 PM
Subject: FTP synchronization for Linux
there are lots of options, gftp is my choice. Pablo http://pxgp.net/mtv
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