This project provides a tool to synchronize remote FTP and local directory trees in both directions. The tool is provided as a Python script (ftpsync.py) that can be useful for uploading new/modified files to a homepage host using FTP. The tool can also be used to download new/modified files (such as wiki pages) for backup or mirroring purposes.
In both usage cases, the tool requires write access to FTP server to create .listing files that are used to accelerate the synchronization process.
Download and installationYou can download the python script ftpsync.py by clicking the download link in the right hand side of this page. For installation, just copy the file to a directory that is in the PATH environment variable and make it executable (eg chmod +x ftpsync.py).
UsageTo learn about the options of the ftpsync.py script, run
sh> ftpsync.py --helpthat will display
Usage: ftpsync.py [options]
ftpsync.py is tool to synchronize remote and local directory trees using FTP
protocol (see http://ftpsync2d.googlecode.com/ for updates). Both directions
are supported. Write access to FTP server is required. To skip processing
remote directories that one does not have read or write access, use --skip
option. When a new file was added to FTP server by other means than using
ftpsync.py, use --listing to update .listing files. Remote path must be given
in the following form: [ftp://][username[:password]@]hostname
--version show program's version number and exit
-h, --help show this help message and exit
-u, --upload enable uploading files
-d, --download enable downloading files
-s SKIP_PATH, --skip=SKIP_PATH
skip listing specified remote (absolute) path
-l, --listing update remote .listing filesFor example, to syncronize remote directory rdir in the FTP server ftp.example.com with the local directory ldir, run
ftpsync.py ftp://ftp.example.com/rdir ldir --downloadWhen username and password is required, the script will ask. When there are files that are changed locally and should be uploaded, add --upload option to the command line.
Important noteBefore using ftpsync.py, backing up data is highly recommended.
FeedbackBug reports and feature requests should be reported to ftpsync2d issues. For general discussion, usage questions and suggestions, please use ftpsync2d mailing list.