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Downloading RackSpace CloudFiles Container with Swiftly

Swiftly is a handy utility for managed RackSpace CloudFiles containers from the Linux command line. You can easily download an entire container with a simple command line. Here’s the project page on Github:

https://github.com/gholt/swiftly

And here’s the documentation:

http://gholt.github.io/swiftly/

Installation through a package manager is as follows:

Ubuntu

  1. Update the apt-get database.
  2. Install the Python installer, pip, using apt-get.
  3. Install Swiftly using pip.

CentOS

  1. Install the Python installer, pip, using yum.
  2. Install swiftly using pip.

After installation you can start transferring files. Here’s an example:

The entire [container] will be downloaded to [destfolder].

Check the Swiftly documentation for a wide range of options. You can select with precision which files to download.

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