Wget - how to ignore files in immediate directory?

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Old 06-16-2014
Wget - how to ignore files in immediate directory?

i am trying to recursively save a remote FTP server but exclude the files immediately under a directory directory1

wget -r -N ftp://user:pass@hostname/directory1

I want to keep these which may have more files under them

but I want to exclude all the files directory under directory1, as these are the unsorted files


How can I exclude all the files immediately under directory1 but keep all other files?

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Old 06-16-2014
If you can get a list of directories, you can feed that into wget with the --no-parent option.
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Old 06-16-2014
the directories are constantly changing and it is a cron that runs regularly
so there arent always the same directories
also there would be hundreds of directories
i want to get these directories and everything under them but not the files that are above them
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Old 06-16-2014
So? Get the listing and use it.

# Retrieve .listing file
wget --spider --no-remove-listing ftp://user:pass@wherever
# Extract the useful directories from it
awk '{ sub(/\r/, ""); }
/^d/ && ($9 != ".") && ($9 != "..") { print "ftp://user:pass@wherever/" $9 }' .listing

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Old 06-16-2014
thanks! that does seem to work but your commands are more advanced than what i know
for example i dont really understand what exactly the awk is doing but it does seem to be getting the directories

the first line saves the files into index.html
and the second one prints outs a lot of ftp:// lines
how do i feed that into the wget?

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Old 06-16-2014
If it's saving index.html, you forgot the --spider.

You can feed wget a list of URL's with awk '{...}' | wget -I - ...
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Old 06-16-2014
i get an error

.listing has sprung into existence.

it then saves it into index.html and index.html.1, etc. is there a way to make it go to the same file each time?
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