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Date:      21 Feb 1999 14:20:24 +0100
From:      Kai.Grossjohann@CS.Uni-Dortmund.DE
To:        <mc4pc@goodnet.com>
Cc:        "freebsd-questions@FreeBSD. ORG" <freebsd-questions@FreeBSD.ORG>
Subject:   Re: FTP TAR
Message-ID:  <vafd833x59j.fsf@ramses.cs.uni-dortmund.de>
In-Reply-To: "Max Calvo"'s message of "Mon, 15 Feb 1999 21:50:14 -0700"
References:  <000001be5967$d77e1320$55c5a0d8@p200mmxntwks.phnx.uswest.net>

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"Max Calvo" <mc4pc@goodnet.com> writes:

  > I am trying to ftp to a remote host and create a tar file from a
  > directory tree. Then I want to transfer the big tar file into my
  > computer. can anyone provide me my feedback if this is possible???

Some FTP servers provide the option of automatically creating a tar
file.  That is, if you type `dir' and see a directory `foo', then the
FTP server allows you to type `get foo.tar.gz' and it will make a
tarball of the directory on the fly, sending it to you.

I think the WU ftp server groks this.  Dunno about other FTP servers.

kai
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