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Networking: Ftp Commands


FTP Commands

? to request help or information about the
FTP commands
ascii to set the mode of file transfer to ASCII(this is
the default and transmits seven bits per character)
binary to set the mode of file transfer to binary(the
binary mode transmits all eight bits per byte and thus
provides less chance of a transmission error and must be
used to transmit files other than ASCII files)
bye to exit the FTP environment (same as
quit)
cd to change directory on the remote machine
close to terminate a connection with another computer
close brubeck closes the current FTP connection with brubeck,but still leaves you within the FTP environment.
delete to delete (remove) a file in the current remote
directory (same as rm in UNIX)
get to copy one file from the remote machine
to the local machine
get ABC DEF copies file ABC in the current remote directory
to (or on top of) a file named DEF in your
current local directory.
get ABC copies file ABC in the current remote directory
to (or on top of) a file with the same name,
ABC, in your current local directory.
help to request a list of all available
FTP commands
lcd to change directory on your local machine
(same as UNIX cd)
ls to list the names of the files in the current
remote directory
mkdir to make a new directory within the current
remote directory
mget to copy multiple files from the remote
machine to the local machine;
you are prompted for a y/n
answer before transferring each filemget: To stop this command from prompting for multiple files.  Type: prompt off.
mget * copies all the files in the current remote directory
to your current local directory, using the same
filenames. Notice the use of the wild card
character, *.
mput to copy multiple files from the local
machine to the remote machine;
you are prompted for a y/n
answer before transferring each file
open to open a connection with another computer
open brubeck opens a new FTP connection with brubeck;you must enter a username and password
for a brubeck account(unless it is to be
an anonymous connection).
put to copy one file from the local machine to
the remote machine
pwd to find out the pathname of the current
directory on the remote machine
quit to exit the FTP environment (same as
bye)
rmdir to to remove (delete) a directory in the
current remote directory

By: schauble