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8 ftp: FTP client

ftp is the user interface for FTP, File Transfer Protocol. The program allows a user to transfer files to and from a remote network site. Synopsis:

     ftp [option...] [host [port]]
Initially set addressing to IPv4 only.
Initially set addressing to IPv6 only.
Enable active mode transfer.
Enable passive mode transfer.
Enables debugging.
Disables file name globbing.
Turns off interactive prompting during multiple file transfers.
Restrains ftp from attempting auto-login upon initial connection. If auto-login is enabled, ftp will check the .netrc (see The .netrc File) file in the user's home directory for an entry describing an account on the remote machine. If no entry exists, ftp will prompt for the remote machine login name (default is the user identity on the local machine), and, if necessary, prompt for a password and an account with which to login.
Print a command-line prompt, even if not on a tty. If prompt is supplied, its value is used instead of the default ‘ftp> ’. Notice, that the argument is optional.
Enable packet tracing.