# linux ftp command

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### Logging into an FTP server and exit the FTP server

To connect to the FTP server

ftp ftpserver


or

ftp -i ftpserver


ftpserver is the full machine name of the remote machine or the net address of the remote machine. -i turns off interactive prompting during multiple file transfers.

to exit the FTP environment

quit


or

bye


to get a listing of files in your current local directory

!ls


to list the names of the files in the current remote directory

ls


to change directory on your local machine

lcd


to change directory on the remote machine

cd


to copy one file from the remote machine to the local machine

get filename


to copy multiple files from the remote machine to the local machine

mget *


to copy one file from the local machine to the remote machine

put filename


to copy multiple files from the local machine to the remote machine

mput *


### Other ftp commands

to make a new directory within the current remote directory

mkdir dirname


to remove (delete) a directory in the current remote directory

rmdir dirname


to delete a file in the current remote directory

delete filename


to find out the pathname of the current directory on the remote machine

pwd