Essential ftp Commands

Essential ftp Commands

Table 29–3 Essential ftp Commands




Accesses the ftp command interpreter.

ftp remote-system

Establishes an ftp connection to a remote system. For instructions, see How to Open an ftp Connection to a Remote System.


Logs in to the remote system from the command interpreter. 


Logs out of the remote system and returns to the command interpreter. 


Quits the ftp command interpreter.


Lists all ftp commands or, if a command name is supplied, briefly describes what the command does.


Re-synchronizes the command-reply sequencing with the remote ftp server.


Lists the contents of the remote working directory. 


Displays the name of the remote working directory. 


Changes the remote working directory. 


Changes the local working directory. 


Creates a directory on the remote system. 


Deletes a directory on the remote system. 

get, mget

Copies a file (or multiple files) from the remote working directory to the local working directory. 

put, mput

Copies a file (or multiple files) from the local working directory to the remote working directory. 

delete, mdelete

Deletes a file (or multiple files) from the remote working directory. 

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