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The main two advantages over other ftp clients are reliability and ability to perform tasks in background. It will reconnect and reget the file being transferred if the connection broke. You can start a transfer in background and continue browsing on the ftp site. It does this all in one process. When you have started background jobs and feel you are done, you can just exit lftp and it automatically moves to nohup mode and completes the transfers. It has also such nice features as reput and mirror. It can also download a file as soon as possible by using several connections at the same time.
Lftp can also be scriptable, it can be used to mirror sites, it lets you copy files among remote servers (even between FTP and HTTP). It has an extensive online help. It supports bookmarks, and connecting to several ftp/http sites at the same time.
This package also includes lftpget - A simple non-interactive tool for downloading files.
Date: Wed, 22 Dec 1999 13:46:30 +0000 (GMT) Subject: Debug Levels From: Robert de Bath <firstname.lastname@example.org> ... Level 0 Errors and states that cause a significant change in program flow. => Anything that causes a Discon+Retry or a "giveup" message. Level 1 Important or inaccessible state information. => Connection start, Idle disconnection. Level 2 Rare things that cause a mi more»
** lftp-3.7.x This package `lftp' contains the following components: lftp sophisticated command line file transfer program (ftp/http client, also supports fish protocol and file URLs). lftpget shell script for downloading by URL, it calls `lftp -c'. lftp is written in C++ and uses a cooperative-threaded model. lftp ~~~~ lftp is sophisticated file transfer program with more»
lftp 2.0 and later support loading modules (shared objects) at runtime. Use command `module' to load a module. It also supports loading certain modules (some of protocols and commands) automatically on demand. To compile modular lftp use: configure --with-modules You will need GCC and ELF platform (linux, freebsd-3.x, solaris, irix etc). Below are the technical details. Module is a shared more»
Q: I have compile/link problems. A: Some common installation problems are described in the INSTALL f more»
.\" .\" lftp.1 - Sophisticated ftp program .\" .\" This file is part of lftp. .\" .\" This program i more»
lftpget(1) lftpget(1) NAME lftpget - get a more»
lftp (4.0.6-1) unstable; urgency=low * new upstream release from 2010-03-25 - fixes proftp pr more»
Version 4.0.6 - 2010-03-25 * use O_EXCL flag when xfer:clobber is off. * better validation of serve more»