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Search for Files on Remote FTP Server

I’ll keep this one short. Don’t know about you, but I’ve always been frustrated about how most FTP clients won’t let you search for files on a remote FTP server. I remember I used some client that had this functionality, but this was quite a while ago so I can’t even remember the name of it. If someone else knows any lightweight tools that let you do that, please leave a comment. Recently I needed to do some quick searches on the servers that I have only FTP access to. And you know what they say… “when you can’t find the right tool for the job – write it yourself” Actually I don’t know if anyone says that :) but I decided to do it and put together a Python script just for this task. I’m not sure if many others have run into a similar problem, but I put it on GitHub anyway. I called it FTP search for obvious reasons. You can find the script and a short documentation there. The only prerequisite is that you have Python 2.7.x installed. I can’t promise you that it will work with Python 3.x but you’re welcome to try.  If you have any ideas on how to improve this little tool and wish to contribute then leave a comment bellow or contact me via e-mail that’s specified on GitHub’s project page.