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gzip or compress files before downloading (4 posts)

  • Started 11 years ago by kacur
  • Latest reply 1 month ago from Jim Matthews
  • kacur Member

    Hello,

    Is there a way that Fetch will compress a folder or file for me? It doesn't really matter the compression, just will it do it on the server?

    thanks,

    Posted 11 years ago #

  • Scott McGuire Administrator

    Hi,

    No, Fetch cannot compress files on the server before downloading them.

    You might be able to log into the server using something like ssh, and use the command line on the server to compress the files, and then download them Fetch - but Fetch cannot ask the server to compress the files since that's not part of the FTP or SFTP language.

    Thanks,

    Scott McGuire
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 11 years ago #

  • Orano Member

    It's been 11 years… is it still impossible for Fetch to compress and unpack files? Do we really have to use other ftp clients (Zilla or Cyberduck) to be able to compress or unpack files online?
    :(

    Posted 2 months ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    Hi Orano,

    That is correct, Fetch does not include support for compressing or unpacking files on the server.

    Thanks,

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 1 month ago #

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