Download / Ghost an entire website via Terminal, FTP & wget with one Command

By North Street, A Creative Studio

Ever need to copy an entire website, but you don’t want to reply on a slow visual FTP like CyberDuck, and you lack access to SSH to gzip the site?

Use wget & ftp instead.

Open up a terminal, and use the following:

wget -m ftp://username:[email protected]/

But wait — What do you do if your password contains a special character, like an exclamation point? Easy, urlencode it instead. e.g., if the password is “password!”, then you’d simply use “password%21” instead.

Use this site to urlencode:

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