August 28, 2007
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CLI and me
The other day I asked Ryan what is a good GUI based ftp client for a mac. Why graphical? Since I've used windows for so long that's just my first thought.
I don't know why exactly and I'm sort of ashamed as a developer that is the case.
I'm using OS X. Based on unix. I use cygwin on windows.
I had never used ftp via command line, but that learning curve on that one was about 1 minute (mget damnit!).
Posted by jim at August 28, 2007 05:55 PM
Even though I'm a Linux Fanboy, and friend of the command line, I still find that a graphical FTP client can be very useful. I only have a slow (1 MBit up/ 125 KBit down/42 KBit strange) connection, so downloading big files like Linux ISOs can sometimes take a couple days, and a couple of reboots, as I usually shut my computer off at night. It's great for stuff where you need a few more features, like resuming, or downloading an entire directory tree.
Granted, here's my favourite thing to do with the windows ftp client. Yes I am that much of a geek.
(no password required)
That's basically how to download Firefox without ever using Internet Explorer.
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