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When doing an 'mget' command for multiple files from a single directory, is there a way to make it "get" all of the files automatically? Right now, what is happening is that I receive one file successfully, and then I'm left with the following prompt: mget filname [anpqy?]? and I hit return or 'y' and then the download proceeds. I'd like to have a group of files downloaded without me having to confirm each one as it comes up in the queue. [I'd also be curious to know what the "anpqy" initials mean in the brackets... y is yes, n ...

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    Default Simple FTP/Unix Command Question

    When doing an 'mget' command for multiple files from a single
    directory, is there a way to make it "get" all of the files
    automatically? Right now, what is happening is that I receive one file
    successfully, and then I'm left with the following prompt:

    mget filname [anpqy?]?

    and I hit return or 'y' and then the download proceeds. I'd like to
    have a group of files downloaded without me having to confirm each one
    as it comes up in the queue.

    [I'd also be curious to know what the "anpqy" initials mean in the
    brackets... y is yes, n is no, and a is all I presume... what do the
    others mean?]

    Tia,
    jeff in la Guest

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    In article <010720031108438576%flopshotSTOPSPAMcovad.net>, jeff in la
    <flopshotSTOPSPAMcovad.net> wrote:
    > When doing an 'mget' command for multiple files from a single
    > directory, is there a way to make it "get" all of the files
    > automatically? Right now, what is happening is that I receive one file
    > successfully, and then I'm left with the following prompt:
    >
    > mget filname [anpqy?]?
    >
    > and I hit return or 'y' and then the download proceeds. I'd like to
    > have a group of files downloaded without me having to confirm each one
    > as it comes up in the queue.
    Type "prompt off" before issuing the mget.

    Or else use ncftp...

    --
    Jerry Kindall, Seattle, WA <http://www.jerrykindall.com/>

    When replying by e-mail, use plain text ONLY to make sure I read it.
    Due to spam and viruses, I filter all mail with HTML or attachments.
    Jerry Kindall Guest

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    Jerry Kindall <jerrykindallnospam.invalid> wrote:

    ->Type "prompt off" before issuing the mget.

    That did it -- thank you!
    jeff in la Guest

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    Someone who looks an awful lot like Jerry Kindall <jerrykindallnospam.invalid> wrote:
    > In article <010720031108438576%flopshotSTOPSPAMcovad.net>, jeff in la
    > <flopshotSTOPSPAMcovad.net> wrote:
    >> When doing an 'mget' command for multiple files from a single
    >> directory, is there a way to make it "get" all of the files
    >> automatically?
    > Type "prompt off" before issuing the mget.
    By the way, you can just type "prompt" and it will toggle to whatever
    state it's not in (and tell you what it did). Not that this helps
    a lot in this particular case, but it's an interesting detail that
    I've found handy from time to time.

    Dave Hinz

    davehinz@spamcop.net Guest

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