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Help with wget please
I am new to Linux but learning lots. I am looking to use wget to copy files from one source to another. Eventually I want to save this as a script and run it as a cron job but first things first....
I have found some code which I am trying to adapt for my needs but I'm a bit stuck despite my research.
The code I've found is:
wget -q -m -r -nH --cut-dirs=1 --directory-prefix=/public/tommy/ --level=4 FTP://192.168.0.77:21/turbo/ >>/public/wgettom.log && chmod -R 757 /public/tommy
I want to copy files from FTP://192.168.0.32:2021/DataFiles (ideally with the option of excluding subdirectories) to /mnt/Disk1/share/CopyFiles
so breaking the code above into bite size chunks
the beginning [wget -q -m -r -nH] stays the same
and I think the end changes to [FTP://192.168.0.32:2021/DataFiles >>/mnt/Disk1/share/wgettomm.log && chmod -R 757 /mnt/Disk1/share/CopyFiles]
but I'm confused by the bit in the middle
--cut-dirs=1 I don't quite understand what effect this has. Is it necessary and will it work with the changes I've made?
--directory-prefix=/mnt/Disk1/share/CopyFiles/ I think this means nothing will be copied to a directory higher than CopyFiles. Is that correct?
--level=4 Does this mean anything in the first 4 levels of subdirectories of FTP://192.168.0.32:2021/DataFiles will be saved in /mnt/Disk1/share/CopyFiles or is it something else altogether?
I hope I'm on the right lines here but as you will have seen I need some help so I would be really grateful for advice on how to put this code together to fit my file locations etc.