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UNIX Basic commands: ftp

The ftp command allows you to transfer files to and from a remote server.

Syntax

The syntax for the ftp command is:

ftp [options] [hostname]

Options

Option Description
-d Debugging is enabled.
-g Filename globbing is disabled.
-i Interactive prompting is disabled.
-n When you are initially connecting, auto-login is disabled.
-v Display all responses from the server.

Example

ftp tech
ftp -v tech

* Please note that there are many flavors of UNIX, so if in doubt, consult your man pages.