ftp: FTP client
ftp is the user interface to FTP,
the File Transfer Protocol.
The program allows a user to transfer files to and from a remote
ftp [option…] [host [port]] pftp [option…] [host [port]] ftp [option…] user@host [port] pftp [option…] user@host [port]
The alternate name
pftp is starting in passive mode,
but is otherwise identical to
The client host with which
ftp is to communicate may be
specified on the command line.
If this is done,
ftp will immediately attempt to establish
a connection to the FTP server running on that host.
Optionally, a remote user name can be specified at will.
Otherwise, the program will start a command interpreter and will await
further instructions from the user.
Commands can either be entered interactively,
or piped as a batched job read from standard input.
ftp is able to distinguish between these two modes
|• Ftp options|
|• Ftp commands|
|• Ftp environment|
|• Aborting a file transfer|
|• File naming conventions|
|• File transfer parameters|
|• The .netrc file|