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Optimally traversing extremely large FTP directory trees.

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FTPflow is a Python package for optimally traversing extremely large FTP directory trees.

Here is an example of FTPflow traversing the Uniprot bioinformatics database:

from FTPflow.runwalker import FTPflow

walker = FTPflow("Uniprot", "ftp.uniprot.org")
walker.check_state()

This will create a dictionary formatted as a JSON file in the user’s home directory containing all the full paths as keys and the respective filenames as values. FTPflow is designed with speed in mind by utilizing state-of-the-art high performance parallelism and concurrency algorithms to traverse FTP directory trees. The resultant hash table (i.e., dictionary) supports fast lookup for any file in any biological database.

Installation:

For running the FTPflow you need to have python3.x+ installed. Then you can use pip or pip3 for installation.

# Install
    sudo pip3 install FTPflow

    # Upgrade
    sudo pip3 install FTPflow --upgrade

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