[Tutor] ftplib: retrbinary all files in directory

Rich Krauter rmkrauter at yahoo.com
Wed Jun 1 01:04:51 CEST 2005

Israel Carr wrote:
> I'm using ftplib to connect to a server, and I want to grab every file
> from a specific folder.  The filenames change frequently.  What is the
> best way to use retrbinary with wildcards(or some better option) to
> transfer all files?
> Thanks,
> Israel
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You can try ftpmirror.py, which is included with python.

 From http://docs.python.org/lib/module-ftplib.html:
The file Tools/scripts/ftpmirror.py  in the Python source distribution 
is a script that can mirror FTP sites, or portions thereof, using the 
ftplib module. It can be used as an extended example that applies this 

Good luck.


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