[R] download and save all files from FTP site?

Ista Zahn istazahn at gmail.com
Tue Feb 5 02:14:04 CET 2013

Hi Anika,

Depending on your definition of "within R", you might try

system("wget -r <URL>")


On Mon, Feb 4, 2013 at 7:49 PM, Anika Masters <anika.masters at gmail.com> wrote:
> What are "good" ways, within R, to download all files (perhaps including
> folders/directories?) from an FTP site and then save these files to a local
> hard drive? Is try(getURL) {RCurl} and save() the "best" functions to
> utilize?  Any other suggestions?
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