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Re: wildcards for uploads

From: Brian Dessent <>
Date: Thu, 11 Oct 2007 16:08:14 -0700

Seb wrote:

> If I do that -T globbing though, curl strips the directory part of the
> file name, so it ends up putting everything under the /absolute/path,
> rather than in the specified subdirectories (and creating them if
> necessary with --ftp-create-dirs flag). Am I missing something here
> again?

I wonder if this has to do with URL requiring a trailing slash on the
end. You could also try:

cd ~/local/dir
ARGS=$(find -L . -name 'source' -prune -o ! -name '*~' \
       -type f -printf "-T %P $URL " )
curl -v --disable-epsv --ftp-create-dirs -u user:passwd $ARGS

Note that it's essential *not* to quote "$ARGS" on the last line which
is the normal practice when a variable contains whitespace, however here
you actually want the value split. However this will fail if any of the
filenames contain spaces. You could fix *that* by embedding actual
double-quote characters into the printf string and then using eval at
the end, I suppose. It's at that point that I think I'd just use rsync
and be done with it. :)

Received on 2007-10-12