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I tried to download the rpm for vim from ftp://public.dhe.ibm.com/aix/freeSoftware/aixtoolbox/RPMS/ppc/vim/vim-minimal-6.3-1.aix5.1.ppc.rpm . I am using "ftp" command in AIX. when I use,

open public.dhe.ibm.com

It's prompting for username/password. But no information regarding this is given on the linked page. How do I download the rpm using "ftp" command?. Thanks.

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The access is by anonymous but why would you like to do that?

wget ftp://public.dhe.ibm.com/aix/freeSoftware/aixtoolbox/RPMS/ppc/vim/vim-minimal-6.3-1.aix5.1.ppc.rpm

works like a charm. If you want to get knowledge then use man ftp read rfc and wiki page.

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Well there is no wget in AIX!. I tried "man ftp" but can't find anything related to this user/pass issue. Thanks for your reply. –  wowrt Jun 17 '10 at 14:09
You can compile it from source... Its really useful tool. I cannot live without it. But yeah that wasnt actually a question. Sorry –  ochach Jun 17 '10 at 14:13

Use "anonymous" as username, any password will work (I just pressed the return key).

Sample session:

$ ftp public.dhe.ibm.com
Connected to dispmy-112.mul.ie.ibm.com.
Name (public.dhe.ibm.com:***): anonymous
331 Guest login ok, send any password.
230 Guest login ok, access restrictions apply.
Remote system type is UNIX.
Using binary mode to transfer files.
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Untested, but you should be able to use:

ftp ftp://user:password@host/path/to/file

To get your file with a user/password combo.

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