Upload and download files using FTP (file transfer protocol) – ftp command line options
FTP is the abbreviation of File Transfer Protocol which is used to transfer file from one server to another. From local machine to remote server. From remote server to local machine..
The file transfer procol has a lot of commandline options to manage simply. We have already discussed the basic commands of FTP in >> FTP basics <<
Here I am explaining the Upload and Download options in FTP in detail.
How to download a single file from server using ftp ?
You can use the ftp command “get” to get/download a file from remote server to your local end or to another server. Here is the example for the same;
Step I : ftp to remote server
1, ftp domain.com 2, ftp IP-Address-of-server 3, ftp Host-name-of-server
Then user-name and password of the ftp account.
Step II : Execute the following command to download file.
For example, if you want to download file ‘download1.txt’ from remote server, simply type the get command as below:
How to download multiple files from server using ftp ?
Use ‘mget’ instead of the command ‘get’ 🙂
The step I is same, type the files names after the command ‘mget’. See the example:
How to upload a single file to server using ftp ?
Similarly, use the command ‘put’ to upload file from the local end to remote server.
Step I : Connect to ftp account.
Step II : Type the ‘put’ command as bellow:
For uploading multiple files, use ‘mput’ instead of ‘put’.
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