Linux command FTP stands for File Transfer Protocol. It is used to file transfer to/from a remote network.
Linux and UNIX operating systems have a built-in shell to execute FTP clients to building FTP connections.
FTP command Syntax and Options:
FTP command is straightforward and easy to use.
It has various options to use with FTP protocol and building FTP connections with multiple options.
To know more about FTP command syntax and option click here.
How to use FTP command?
There are multiple ways to use FTP command for file transmission.
Example 1 – How to connect to an FTP site
$ ftp IP/hostname
$ ftp 192.168.5.111
Example 2 – A file download using FTP
ftp> get FILENAME
ftp> get index.html my.html
Fetching /home/linuxconcept/index.html to my.html
/home/linuxconcept/index.html 100% 6534 2.3KB/s 00:02
Example 3 – Change FTP mode to asci or binary
For ftp ASCII mode:
200 Type set to A.
For ftp Binary mode:
200 Type set to I.
Example 4 – Uploading a file to FTP server
ftp> put filename
ftp> put index.html
Example 5 – Changing remote directory
257 “/home/linuxconcept” is current directory
ftp> cd dir123
250 CWD command successful. “/home/linuxconcept/dir123” is current directory.
257 “/home/linuxconcept/dir123” is current directory.