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NAME

ftp – Internet file transfer program

SYNOPSIS

ftp [-46AadefginpRtvV] [-N netrc] [-o output] [-P port] [-q quittime] [-s srcaddr] [-r retry] [-T dir,max[,inc]] [[user@]host [port]] [[user@]host:[path][/]] [file:///path][ftp://[user[:password]@]host[:port]/path[/][;type=X]] [http://[user[:password]@]host[:port]/path] […]

ftp -u URL file […]

DESCRIPTION

ftp is the user interface to the Internet standard File Transfer Protocol.

The program allows a user to transfer files to and from a remote network site.

The last five arguments will fetch a file using the FTP or HTTP protocols, or by direct copying, into the current directory. This is ideal for scripts.

OPTIONS

EXAMPLES

Logging in

$ ftp username@hostname
Trying 2.16.1336.33...
Connected to some_domain_name.
220 Akamai Content Storage FTP Server
331 Password required for hostname.
Password: 
230 User username logged in.
Remote system type is UNIX.
Using binary mode to transfer files.

To see the dir contents and to move into a directory

ftp> ls
ftp> cd dirName

To download a file

ftp> get resume.pdf
local: resume.pdf remote: resume.pdf
229 Entering Extended Passive Mode (|||55093|)
150 Opening BINARY mode data connection for 'resume.pdf' (53077 bytes).
100% |*********************************************************************| 53077       12.58 KiB/s 00:00 ETA
226 Transfer complete.
53077 bytes received in 00:04 (12.57 KiB/s)

To change to a local directory and print its path

ftp> lcd /tmp
Local directory now: /tmp
ftp> lpwd
/tmp

To print the current directory on remote ftp server

ftp> pwd
Remote directory: /pub/FreeBSD

To delete a file in current remote directory

ftp> delete fileName

To copy one file at a time from the local systems to the remote ftp server, enter:

ftp> put fileNameOnLocal