There is a perfectly good _command-line_ FTP client bundled with
all the recent versions of MS-Windows.
just open a MS-DOS (aka "command") window, and type FTP at the dos prompt
If you need an FTP _server_, ws_ftp is worth considering.
You can get more information about the Windows ftp client
invocation by entering "ftp -h" (w/o quotes) at the command prompt.
Once the ftp client is running you can use the standard "help"
ftp command to display the list of commands supported.
On Wed, 11 Feb 2004 20:43:30 -0600, Morris Dovey wrote:
The commandline ftp client shipped with Windows is based on
BSD, at least mine is:
$ strings /mnt/dos/WINNT/system32/FTP.EXE | grep Regents
@(#) Copyright (c) 1983 The Regents of the University of California.
You might find the manpage for FreeBSD ftp useful, although the one
shipped with Windows is probably archaic and probably doesn't support
all the commands mentioned in the manpage:
One of the recently announced security fixes for MSIE turns off the ability
to send the ID and password as part of the URL.
In any case, many operating systems, including recent versions of MS
Windows, include command line FTP that serves for most casual usage.
PLEASE don't spread misinformation. This patch turns off URL
username/password ONLY for HTTP and HTTPS, not anything else.
For the computer nerd, yes. For the typical woodworker, anything command
LOL, sorry about inciting this "my free FTP client is better than your free
FTP client" discussion. All I meant to say is that you don't have to spend
money if you don't want to. WS FTP costs about $60, so it may or may not
be worth it to you depending on how good a fit the program is and how much
transferring you do. At least now you have more info.
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