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Is there such as thing as a text-mode FTP client for Windows 7 ?

By 'text-mode' I mean one that runs in a CMD.EXE window as opposed to a Windows GUI application.

It also needs to be something along the lines of FileZilla, i.e. menu-driven as opposed to command-entry clients like NcFTP or indeed the built-in one.


To avoid confusion, what I mean is an application similar to that pictured (ZTreeWin File Manager), which runs from CMD.EXE and uses text characters for its UI, within the CMD.EXE window.

The built-in FTP client, and things like NcFTP offer a prompt at which you issue commands. That's not what I'm looking for.

ZTreeWin Screenshot

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Text mode means something completely different when it comes to FTP. You are looking for a command line FTP client. – Dennis Nov 29 '11 at 15:02
Why exactly would you prefer an ancient GUI over a modern Windows GUI? It's still a GUI you want, so I'm trying to get the point here. Maybe there are other solutions we can think of if we know what you're trying to achieve. – Oldskool Nov 29 '11 at 15:16
I was wanting to run it via Windows Remote Shell, and I am presuming/hoping that it would have multiple transfer capability, resume capability etc that prompt-based FTP wouldn't have. – Alan B Nov 29 '11 at 15:57
What you're looking for is a CLI FTP Client. CLI stands for Command Line Interface, rather than GUI, graphical user interface. – Rob Nov 29 '11 at 15:59
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Try FAR Manager. It's a free (and open source) orthodox file manager with textual user interface for Windows.

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That seems to have some form of FTP capability, I'll take a look, thanks. – Alan B Nov 30 '11 at 9:43

Windows 7 has a built-in command line FTP client called ftp.

Syntax: List of FTP commands for the Microsoft command-line FTP client

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I know all about the default client, thanks! See my edited question which was maybe unclear. – Alan B Nov 29 '11 at 15:11

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