Firstly my main goal is to try and get FTP files recursively in Centos. However the actual FTP login contains an @ which ruins the syntax. Is there some way to place the username in "double quotes" or some such equivalent such that I can use @in the username?

  • are you running ftp via command line? – pablo Feb 16 '11 at 21:24

If you use wget's --user=wh@tever and --password=bl@h options rather than the user:pass@host syntax, it should work fine.


Have you tried replacing the @ by




what about replacing @ with %40

since it is posted by http special chars should be urlencoded.

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