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I have Ubuntu One files on my phone uploaded to the website because I own a mac. I'd like to download them all to said mac, how can I do that?

Do I really have to download every single file one by one?

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Unfortunately yes, ther is no Ubuntu One cleint for OSX yet. – Uri Herrera Dec 7 '11 at 17:10
You may be able to use wget to download the files.… Perhaps someone who uses UbuntuOne can help you figure out how to do so recursively. – user606723 Dec 7 '11 at 17:33

I'm currently maintaining an open source Ubuntu One client for OS X. Check it out on Github.

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Yes. It fully syncs. – Chris Ledet May 1 '12 at 3:59
Chris, Any chance you can build this for OSX 10.6? – user65698 May 23 '12 at 23:45
I'll see what I can do this weekend. Watch the project for incoming changes. – Chris Ledet May 24 '12 at 8:31
Chris, what happened to this project? it seems to have disappeared... – Mainguy Sep 19 '12 at 15:43
I had to rename the project. Canonical didn't like that I used Ubuntu in the project's name. I updated the link with the correct URL. Sorry about that. – Chris Ledet Sep 19 '12 at 17:19

File synchronization on Apple products are not yet supported, but "only" Ubuntu, Windows and Android. The client is both free software and mostly platform agnostic, so it should be relatively easy to add support for OS X as well, but everything takes time.

The web interface doesn't support downloading folders (yet). In other words; yes, if you're using OS X you'll currently have to download the files one at a time -- unless you port the client yourself, or maybe you can find a third-party port.

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I could not get the Uno client to work so I wrote this python script which lets you download/update files on any platform:

Instructions are provided on github.

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We have released as of today a Mac OS X beta version which you can find here:

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