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    ftp using the terminal

    How do I use ftp using the terminal? I want to be able to do the usual stuff like copy and editing files, if possible.
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    Re: ftp using the terminal

    Well, just run "ftp ftp.server" (where ftp.server is the address to which you want to connect) and tell it the username and password when it asks for them; this will leave you in a console where you can upload files "put", download with "get", change the current directory on the server with "cd" (or "lcd" to change it locally), see a list of files in the current directory with "ls", etc. You can type "help" or "help command_name" for more info about the available commands.

    If your host supports SFTP you can use "sftp username@ftp.server", which is more secure.
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    Re: ftp using the terminal

    If you have ever used FTP from the commandline on a Windows box, the commands are the same. "mget" for multiple get, and so forth.
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