FTP Client Program Standard Commands

This section describes standard commands of FTP client programs.

If you are using a FTP client program with a graphical user interface, you click icons and links on the client program window to access a FTP server and download or upload files.

If you are using a FTP client program with a command line user interface, you need FTP client commands to access a FTP server and download or upload files. Here are some useful commands supported by most FTP client programs:

The "help" command will give a list of all available commands like this:

ftp> help
Commands may be abbreviated.  Commands are:

!              delete         literal        prompt         send
?              debug          ls             put            status
append         dir            mdelete        pwd            trace
ascii          disconnect     mdir           quit           type
bell           get            mget           quote          user
binary         glob           mkdir          recv           verbose
bye            hash           mls            remotehelp
cd             help           mput           rename
close          lcd            open           rmdir

Table of Contents

 About This Book

 1957 - FORTRAN Language Developed by IBM

 1970 - UNIX Operating System Developed by AT&T Bell Labs

1971 - FTP Protocol Created by Abhay Bhushan

 What Is FTP?

 Example of Downloading Files

 Example of Uploading Files

 Anonymous FTP Servers

FTP Client Program Standard Commands

 1972 - C Language Developed by Dennis Ritchie

 1976 - vi Text Editor Developed by Bill Joy

 1977 - Apple II Designed by Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak

 1977 - The Bourne Shell Developed by Stephen Bourne

 1978 - The C Shell Developed by Bill Joy

 1978 - Bash (Bourne-Again Shell) Developed by Brian Fox

 1979 - The Tcsh (TENEX C Shell) Developed by Ken Greer

 1983 - "Sendmail" Mail Transfer Agent Developed by Eric Allman

 1984 - Macintosh Developed by Apple Inc.

 1984 - X Window System Developed a MIT Team

 1991 - WWW (World Wide Web) Developed by Tim Berners-Lee

 1991 - Gopher Protocol Created by a University of Minnesota Team

 1995 - Java Language Developed by Sun Microsystems

 1995 - PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor Created by Rasmus Lerdorf

 2002 - .NET Framework Developed by Microsoft

 References

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