10.3.4.2. FTP clients
Most Linux distributions include ncftp,
an improved version of the common UNIX ftp
command, which you may also know from the Windows command line. The
ncftp program offers extra features such as
a nicer and more comprehensible user interface, file name
completion, append and resume functions, bookmarking, session
management and more:
thomas:~> ncftp blob
NcFTP 3.0.3 (April 15, 2001) by Mike Gleason ([email protected]).
Connecting to blob...
blob.some.net FTP server (Version wu-2.6.1-20) ready.
Guest login ok, access restrictions apply.
Logged in to blob.
ncftp / > help
Commands may be abbreviated. 'help showall' shows hidden and
'help <command>' gives a brief description of <command>.
ascii cat help lpage open quote site
bgget cd jobs lpwd page rename type
bgput chmod lcd lrename pdir rhelp umask
bgstart close lchmod lrm pls rm version
binary debug lls lrmdir put rmdir
bookmark dir lmkdir ls pwd set
bookmarks get lookup mkdir quit show
ncftp / >
Excellent help with lot of examples can be found in the man
pages. And again, a number of GUI applications are available.
||FTP is insecure!
Don't use the File Transfer Protocol for non-anonymous login
unless you know what you are doing. Your user name and password
might be captured by malevolent fellow network users! Use secure
FTP instead; the sftp program comes with the
Secure SHell suite, see