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wdel(1)			  Internet Applications	- FTP		       wdel(1)

NAME
       wdel - A	wget-like program for deleting files on	ftp servers

SYNOPSIS
       wdel [option]...	[URL [file]...]...

DESCRIPTION
       Wdel is a free utility that is able to delete files on an ftp server.

       Wdel  is	non-interactive	and background-capable.	It can delete files or
       whole directories and is	meant to be a robust client even for  unstable
       connections  and	 will therefore	retry to delete	a file,	if the connec-
       tion broke.

       Wdel supports connections through proxies, allowing you to use it in an
       environment that	can access the internet	only via a proxy or to provide
       anonymity by hiding your	ip-address to the server.  For SOCKSv5-proxies
       Wdel  supports  also  listening mode, allowing you to use port-mode ftp
       through a proxy (useful if the remote ftp is behind  a  firewall	 or  a
       gateway).

URL-Input-Handling
       URLs are	recognized by the ftp://-prefix.

       Wdel  first  reads the URLs from	the command line, and associates every
       file with the last URL until a new URL is found (note that this is dif-
       ferent  from wput). Then, it reads the --input-file (if any) and	parses
       the URLs	in the same way.  So you can specify e.g. one URL and read all
       filenames from a	file.

       If there	are no explicit	filenames given	for a singe URL, then the last
       part of the URL is taken	to be the file/directory  to  be  deleted.  If
       there  are filenames, then the last part	of the URL is considered to be
       the directory where these files reside in. Slashes at the  end  of  the
       URL  or	the filename (in case it is a directory	to be deleted) are ig-
       nored.

OPTIONS
       There are no special options introduced by Wdel.	All of Wputas  options
       may  be	supplied, although some	will not be of any effect because they
       do not apply for	the process of deleting	files. Please see wput(1)  for
       a description of	the options.

SEE ALSO
       Many options can	be set in a wputrc file. For its documentation consult
       the sample file provided	by Wput.

       wput(1) describes all setable options.  Not  all	 apply	for  wdel  too
       though.

AUTHOR
       Wdel  is	 written by Hagen Fritsch <fritsch+wdel-man@in.tum.de> and Jan
       Larres <jan@majutsushi.net>

Hagen Fritsch, Jan Larres	     0.6.2			       wdel(1)

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