FTP(1) BSD General Commands Manual FTP(1)


ftp — Internet file transfer program


ftp is the user interface to the Internet standard File Transfer Protocol.

The following commands are recognized by ftp:


Toggle interactive prompting. Interactive prompting occurs during multiple file transfers to allow the user to selectively retrieve or store files. If prompting is turned off (default is on), any mget or mput will transfer all files, and any mdelete will delete all files.

When prompting is on, the following commands are available at a prompt:


Answer ‘yes’ to the current file, and automatically answer ‘yes’ to any remaining files for the current command.

BSD September 28, 2000 BSD