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  • Started 19 years ago by kori
  • Latest reply 19 years ago from Jim Matthews
  • kori Member

    A person here would like to download an entire directory from our mainframe (IBM ZOS).
    When I try it I get a message that says retrieval of an entire PDS is not supported. Use MGET for this purpose.

    So, witw is MGET? ;-)

    Ohio State University

    Posted 19 years ago #

  • kori Member

    Well, I did a man ftp mget and found out what it is. Also found out how it is implemented in the Zos FTP server. It requires every member name to be specified.

    That gave me an idea, so I went back to Fetch and found I could select multiple members with the shift key, and it would prompt me for a location to DL them. (New Folder sounds like a good option!). So I think I figured it out after all.

    The only real suggestion I have for FETCH would be the possibility of two windows - source and destination. It would be easier to understand and navigate.
    Thanks :-)

    Posted 19 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    mget is a command in some command-line FTP clients for retrieving a bunch of files.

    You might try selecting all the files in the directory and pressing the Get button; does that work?


    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 19 years ago #

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