File Transfer Protocol (FTP)
The Internet Standard File Transfer Protocol (FTP) allows
a user to transfer files to and from a remote network site.
ftp: User interface to the FTP Protocol.
Type: ftp remote_host
You will now be inside an FTP session.
You will be asked for a login name and a password.
Many sites metalab.unc.edu is one that allows anonymous logins.
This means that you can type anonymous as user name,
and then anything you like as a password.
The FTP session is like a reduced shell.
You can type cd, ls, and ls -al to view file lists.
help brings up a list of commands,
help gives help on a specific command.
(m)get remote-file [local-file]:
Retrieve (multiple) remote-file and store it
on the local machine.
(m)put local-file [remote-file]:
Store (multiple) local file on the remote machine.
Change the working directory on the (local) machine.
binary: Set the file transfer type to
support binary image transfer.
prompt: Toggle interactive prompting.
quit: A synonym for exit or bye.