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Notes on LFTP

LFTP is the "Sophisticated File Transfer Program". It is available on Linux and MacOS.

Let LFTP remove files from the target that are not present in the source


Let LFTP remove the source files after the command is finished

--Remove-source-dirs --Remove-source-files

Example LFTP command to mirror from local source to remote target

lftp sftp://$(FTP_USER)@$(FTP_HOST) -e "mirror --verbose=3 --delete -R $(OUTPUTDIR) $(FTP_TARGET_DIR) ; quit" This call will pause to ask for the password.