Downloading PubChem raw data using rsync

PubChem raw data is hosted on the NCBI servers which provide convenient access using rsync.

Download PubChem data using a rsync command like

rsync -Pav\*.gz pubchem/

This example command will download all current compounds in SDF format.

You can explore the PubChem directory structure by accessing the NCBI FTP server using your browser.