I've hunted high and low and have not been able to find an answer to my problem. I'm not sure if this is the proper forum, but I hope someone here might be able to help.
I have been using wget (FTP) to backup my website to my local HD, using the mirror option, with no problem, until recently. Recently, a directory that holds images reached the limit, set by the hosting service, for how many items can be in a FTP listing. I do not have SSL access to the account.
I can run a script, on the remote server, and get a full directory listing (ls), in a file, and download it to my local machine.
Is it possible to feed this file to wget and have it mirror those files to my local drive, as it did prior to hitting the listing limit? I would like wget to read the generated list and check for changed and added files. Here are the questions I have been unable to find answers to:
1) What would be the proper ls command to generate the needed information? Currently, I'm only getting the actual filenames, but I'm sure that more is needed.
2) Will wget with mirror option still work with an input file, or will it just download all files in the input file without checking for changed status? I have found absolutely no information on this combination - only on one or the other. I don't want to test and wind up getting a full backup of the directory - waste of bandwidth and time to pull all that data down.