Here’s the scenario… you don’t have ssh access, but you do have ftp access, and need all the files…

wget -r ftp://username:password@domain.com/directory/

Let wget do it’s thing for a bit, and you should have all the files you need.

(Of course you really shouldn’t be running plain old insecure ftp when sftp is available…)

One Response to “Recursive FTP using wget”

  1. IgorNo Gravatar says:

    Excellent! I’m looking for a good solution to backup my site, so I immediately tried your suggestion. It’s downloading my files and folders while I’m writing this comment!

    I will set this up as a scheduled task and hopefully it will work as a reliable sulution!

    Absolutely great!

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