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SIMPLEFTP(1)		  InterNetNews Documentation		  SIMPLEFTP(1)

NAME
       simpleftp - Rudimentary FTP client

SYNOPSIS
       simpleftp url [...]

DESCRIPTION
       simpleftp is a Perl script that provides	basic support for fetching
       files with FTP in a batch oriented fashion.  It takes one or more FTP
       URLs on the command line.  The file(s) will be retrieved	from the
       remote server and placed	in the current directory with the same
       basename	as on the remote; e.g.,
       <https://ftp.isc.org/pub/usenet/CONFIG/active.gz> is stored as
       active.gz in the	current	directory.

       The script properly understands usernames, passwords and	ports
       specified as follows:

	   ftp://user:password@host:port/path/file

BUGS
       simpleftp is an extremely poor substitute for more complete programs
       like the	freely available wget or ncftp utilities.  It was written only
       to provide elementary support in	INN for	non-interactive	fetching of
       the files in <https://ftp.isc.org/pub/pgpcontrol/> or
       <https://ftp.isc.org/pub/usenet/CONFIG/>	without	requiring
       administrators to install yet another package.  Its shortcomings	as a
       general purpose program are too numerous	to mention, but	one that
       stands out is that downloaded files by simpleftp	override existing
       files with the same name	in the local directory.

HISTORY
       Tossed off by David C Lawrence <tale@isc.org> for InterNetNews.
       Rewritten to use	"Net::FTP" by Julien Elie.

       $Id: simpleftp.pod 10097	2016-11-04 22:19:07Z iulius $

SEE ALSO
       actsync(8).

INN 2.6.3			  2016-11-06			  SIMPLEFTP(1)

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