How can I avoid having to download files one by one from your FTP site?

QandAIn most Web browsers, you can use the tar-on-the-fly capability by simply appending a .tar extension to the directory name in the FTP address.

For example, to download all of the northern hemisphere files from the following FTP site, append .tar at the appropriate directory level:  ….DATASETS/nsidc0051_gsfc_nasateam_seaice/final-gsfc/north.tar

You can append a .tar anywhere in the file directory structure such as: ….DATASETS/nsidc0051_gsfc_nasateam_seaice/final-gsfc.tar

The previous example would be a much larger file however, as it would include both northern and southern hemisphere data. The browser should prompt for where to save the tar file.