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gzip or compress files before downloading (4 posts)

  • Started 14 years ago by kacur
  • Latest reply 2 years ago from Jim Matthews
  • kacur Member


    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?


    Posted 14 years ago #

  • Scott McGuire Administrator


    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.


    Scott McGuire
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 14 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 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    Hi Orano,

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


    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 2 years ago #


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