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I can upload a single 50 MB file in a few minutes, but 50 1MB files takes much longer, because the ftp "pauses" between each file upload.
I've noticed references to unpacking files on the server by using a "shell command"...
Can anyone tell me how to do this? I would be very grateful - I'm uploading thousands of image files now, and it takes forever.
The server has PHP installed, if that helps.
Is there some other way to run a command besides the ftp program?
SSH is the best way: ask your host if they support SSH, and download a copy of Putty to make the SSH connection:
Once you connect, you get a full command-line environment - you will need to know some basic Unix commands to get around, but it's easy to learn. :)
Does anyone know how I might do this, unzip a file on the server? The "man unzip" thing did not work, and I'm really having trouble finding step-by-step instructions on the web. I've googled it, yahood it, I even asked Jeeves, and he didn't know either. I let my ftp program run over night, but it disconnected at some point, and I still have thousands of files to upload. I could do this in about 30 minutes if I knew how to unzip files on the server.