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FTP(1) User Commands FTP(1)


ftp - File Transfer Protocol client.


ftp [ OPTION...] [HOST [PORT]]


Remote file transfer.
-4, --ipv4
contact IPv4 hosts
-6, --ipv6
contact IPv6 hosts
-A, --active
enable active mode transfer
-d, --debug
enable debugging output
-e, --no-edit
disable command line editing
-g, --no-glob
turn off file name globbing
-i, --no-prompt
do not prompt during multiple file transfers
-n, --no-login
do not automatically login to the remote system
-N, --netrc=NETRC
select a specific initialization file
-p, --passive
enable passive mode transfer, default for `pftp'
print a command line PROMPT (optionally), even if not on a tty
-t, --trace
enable packet tracing
-v, --verbose
verbose output
-?, --help
give this help list
give a short usage message
-V, --version
print program version
Mandatory or optional arguments to long options are also mandatory or optional for any corresponding short options.


Written by many authors.


Report bugs to <>.


Copyright © 2015 Free Software Foundation, Inc. License GPLv3+: GNU GPL version 3 or later <>.
This is free software: you are free to change and redistribute it. There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.


The full documentation for ftp is maintained as a Texinfo manual. If the info and ftp programs are properly installed at your site, the command
info ftp
should give you access to the complete manual.
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