Recursive FTP get for command line
If you’re like me, you hate using a FTP GUI for doing simple gets. Sometimes, GUIs get in the way and bog the transfer down. I prefer to take out the middle man and use command line. Here’s a nifty snippet I picked up along the way that lets you recursively download entire directories. The files are stored in their identical structure in your working directory.
wget -r --user %user% --password %password% ftp://%server%/full/path
If you want to stick with pure FTP commands, you can use the following:
#Turn off confirmation for getting each file ftp>prompt ftp>mget *