wdel - A wget-like program for deleting files on ftp servers
wdel [option]... [URL [file]...]...
Wdel is a free utility that is able to delete files on an ftp server.
Wdel is non-interactive and background-capable. It can delete files or
whole directories and is meant to be a robust client even for unstable
connections and will therefore retry to delete a file, if the
Wdel supports connections through proxies, allowing you to use it in an
environment that can access the internet only via a proxy or to provide
anonymity by hiding your ip-address to the server. For SOCKSv5-proxies
Wdel supports also listening mode, allowing you to use port-mode ftp
through a proxy (useful if the remote ftp is behind a firewall or a
URLs are recognized by the ftp://-prefix.
Wdel first reads the URLs from the command line, and associates every
file with the last URL until a new URL is found (note that this is
different from wput). Then, it reads the --input-file (if any) and
parses the URLs in the same way. So you can specify e.g. one URL and
read all filenames from a file.
If there are no explicit filenames given for a singe URL, then the last
part of the URL is taken to be the file/directory to be deleted. If
there are filenames, then the last part of the URL is considered to be
the directory where these files reside in. Slashes at the end of the
URL or the filename (in case it is a directory to be deleted) are
There are no special options introduced by Wdel. All of Wput’s options
may be supplied, although some will not be of any effect because they
do not apply for the process of deleting files. Please see wput(1) for
a description of the options.
Many options can be set in a wputrc file. For its documentation consult
the sample file provided by Wput.
wput(1) describes all setable options. Not all apply for wdel too
Wdel is written by Hagen Fritsch <email@example.com> and Jan