a) could not figure out a way of "comparing" be limited to the remote (folder) /OUT that I want... it basically goes creates similar folder structure locally at /ROOT level and scans thru all folders under the /ROOT while /OUT is being just one of them.
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b) After the synch process.... the command window sits with
even though I tried "exit" and/or "quit" at the end of the command line.
So, I cannot close the command window during the automated downloads
You seem to have quotes wrong. You should have double double-quote after the
-filemask=. I.e. the trailing part should be: