Bug#307041: ITP: ftpcopy -- FTP clients collection
On Sat, Apr 30, 2005 at 01:26:14PM +0200, Jeroen van Wolffelaar wrote:
> On Sat, Apr 30, 2005 at 08:45:02AM +0000, Gerrit Pape wrote:
> > ftpcopy is a simple FTP client written to copy files or directories
> > (recursively) from an FTP server. It was written to mirror FTP sites
> > which support the EPLF directory listing format, but it also supports
> > the traditional listing format (/bin/ls).
> Eh, can't like any decent ftp client do this already? What's the added
> value of this program to existing, much more versatile, tools?
Hi Jeroen, (1) I use it since ages to mirror ftp sites; (2) I like its
simple output, very good usable for logging of automated syncs; (3) I'm
familiar with this style of project and source code, as well as used
libraries, I can fix possible problems myself without much effort; (4) I
don't think the solution to the 'big archive/big Packages file problem'
is to exclude good quality packages even if they implement functionality
already provided by other packages. Choice is good.