So you want to download some files from an ftp server, but they are contained in more than one subdirectory. With a straight ftp client, you would have to recurse through all of the directories and mget each directory's contents manually. Never fear, though, there is a little utility that can help - wget. > wget -r . If the ftp site allows anonymous logins, you can omit the user:pass portion. This will get everything…it is left as an exercise to the reader to customize the command.