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FTP: How to download all files, directories and sub-directories

I’ve recently decided to cancel my hosting package with 1and1, as I don’t really have much use for it any more what with all the freebies Google is dishing out.

I needed to take a backup of all my files, and unfortunately mget doesn’t (or at least at the time) doesn’t support the downloading of directories, luckily there is another tool to help, <a href=”http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wget”>wget</a>.

This example of wget will download all files (the -r specifies recursively) from a directory on the domain

<code>wget -r ftp://account_name:password@mydomain.com/directoryname</code>

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