FTP (File Transfer Protocol) is a common protocol for transferring files between computers over networks

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What is the difference between ftps and sftp? [duplicate]

Trying to set up a system for my 4 remote employees to transfer files. It has to be secure. Is SFTP better than FTPS? What is the difference?
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How can I get FileZilla to ignore folder or files (like .svn or CVS)?

How can I get FileZille to ignore folders or files? I don't want to upload my version-control info to my web-server! (question implied in a comment to another answer).
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Why can Dropbox be super fast compared to FTP?

I'd like to know why technically Dropbox is much faster than FTP? What kind of technology does it use? I'm not talking about diff files, I'm talking about transferring new files in both cases, ...
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Keeping local windows folder in sync with remote ftp folder in real time [closed]

I know it has been asked before, but I would like it to happen in real time and transparently (without the need to open a separate FTP client such as FileZilla). For example, if I edit a text file in ...
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Dead-simple FTP server for Windows? [closed]

I googled for it, tried a few of them, but I find that even the simplest I found (www.xlightftpd.com) is way too complicated. I just need this: single EXE or portable (ie. no installer, just unzip ...
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How to upload one file by FTP from command line?

I need to upload a single file to FTP server from Ubuntu. This operation should be done in a script (in non-interactive mode). What is the right syntax for ftp? I'm trying this, to no avail: $ ftp ...
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Is there a Chrome (browser) extension like FireFTP from Firefox? [closed]

Is there a Chrome (browser) extension like FireFTP from Firefox? I've tried to find it without success
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How to upload a file from the command line with FTP or SSH?

I have never done this before and I am creating a bash shell script to do this for me. I will also be connecting via ssh to do some things (which I already know how to do). So maybe there is a way to ...
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FTPS versus SFTP versus SCP

I would like to know exactly what the difference is between the following protocols: FTPS, SFTP, and SCP. For instance Unix has an scp tool, FileZilla offers FTP and SFTP, whereas JetBrains PhpStorm ...
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Which lightweight HTTP or FTP Server is good for simple file transfer? [closed]

This question is a followup to How to copy files to an untrusted computer?, as there doesn't seem to be a dedicated app for this purpose, I am now searching for a http or ftp server as an alternative. ...
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What is the way to use FTP and Notepad++ (without using its build-in FTP or a FTP client like FileZilla)?

I use Notepad++ for more than 2 years now, and there's only 1 thing that it needs for me to be perfect: a actually-working-ftp-plugin. It has an FTP plugin, written by someone that meanwhile left the ...
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Why is Windows Explorer a lot slower than FileZilla when doing FTP transfers?

I created an FTP mapped drive on Windows 7 "add network location". It works fine except for one problem. The file transfer rate is way slower than FileZilla. Same local machine, same remote server, ...
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Dropbox-like client for FTP? [closed]

Many of my users have their files on one big FTP server. PROBLEM: They can not use their files while not connected to the Internet. QUESTION: Is there a Dropbox-like software for FTP? When ...
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Same file, different file size

I made a backup from my FTP server, with lftp and Transmit (Mac app). Everything is fine, but there is a different in file size for 1-2 files, but they are identical. First file: ...
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Can I use rsync for backing up at Amazon S3

I have bought some space from evbackup which provides me FTP, rsync and SSH. But I have also read that Amazon S3 can also be used to backups. So I am really confused that do Amazon give FTP access ...
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What's the point of ASCII mode in FTP?

Why is there an ASCII mode in FTP, which is prevalent in today's software and FTP implementations? Why not just always use binary regardless of the data?
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How do I connect to ftp site in Windows Explorer

I've tried to use Windows Explorer (in Windows 7) to connect to a remote FTP site, but when I try to connect Windows says that The server name or address cannot be resolved If I try with ftp ...
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How to make shortcut to ftp site open in windows explorer not IE

Running windows7 i have a shortcut to an FTP site. When you make this shortcut and point it to a location like ftp://127.0.0.1/ it automatically defaults to opening in Internet Explorer. This is not ...
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How do I FTP multiple files from the command line?

I would like to FTP the contents of a directory, but can't seem to find the right way to use a wildcard. Seems like this would be a common thing to do, is my whole approach wrong? The command is ftp ...
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Tunneling FTP connection from home where server only accepts local IPs

I need to access an FTP server at work but the server will only accept local IPs. I cannot access it from my home machine. I have been able to ssh into my Unix work machine through PuTTY and from ...
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Command-line FTP function does not work

I am using Windows 7 and have multiple FTP client applications working without any problem. However when I use command-line FTP, I can get connected, log in (after entering user name and password) ...
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Where does WinSCP store site's password?

Where does WinSCP store site's information or password? I can't find it under Documents and Settings...
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Tailing a File over FTP

I am attempting to access large log files on a remote server from my Windows desktop. I only have FTP access to this remote machine, not SSH access. At the moment, I'm using WinSCP to pull the entire ...
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Is this how ftp works?

I just want to check if my understanding of ftp is correct. An ftp server listens at port 21. A client establishes a connection to the ftp server using a local ephemeral port that connects to the ftp ...
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What is a good free Linux FTP backup solution? [closed]

I have the need for a backup solution that will let me run local incremental backups and then synchronize the backup with a remote folder over FTP. I have found several solutions that would allow me ...
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Concurrent FTP access

How does FTP servers handle concurrent access to the same file, i.e. if one user is updating a file while another is reading the same file? Should I be worried about getting corrupt data? Is it ...
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Can I upload an entire folder using FTP?

I need to upload a full folder using FTP. Is there is any option for transferring a folder and all of its contents at once?
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What is an FTP client?

Could someone give me a concise description of an FTP client, what I would use one for, and give your opinion on whether one would be useful to me?
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For file transfer, does ftp perform better than http?

When I have http as well as ftp options (like the Hadoop download page), should I prefer ftp? I have tried ftp before and did not notice any significant difference. Is it supposed to perform better?
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Free program to sync folder with FTP?

My business partner has a lot of files that he needs to sync to our website's private folder so that I can download the changes. We really need a good tool that can keep these sync'd. I have tried a ...
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FTP - how to upload multiple files to FTP from linux server?

I have for example database backups in my linux server and I would like to write a script to upload it to remote FTP. I tried put command, but it can only transfer one file at a time. Then tried mput ...
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FTP “425 Can't open data connection” only happens when using command prompt

All of my computer are behind a single router. I have a FileZilla server running on one of them. I am trying to automate an upload to the server using a batch script and Window's built-in ftp.exe. ...
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Best method of transferring files over internet? [closed]

I have a small server(running Ubuntu 9.10) at my (parent's) house and will be leaving it there once I go to college this fall. Currently I'm using samba to transfer files between computers, but I was ...
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Concatenate files over FTP

I have a list of files on an FTP server that I would like to concatenate remotely. They are quite large, so I would prefer not to download them. The reason I'm in this situation is because I ...
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Login with linux FTP username and password

What's the command for logging in with FTP all with one line? ftp username:password@my.domain.com says, Password required for username:password
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How to add users to a FTP site in Windows 7's IIS?

I've setup a HTTPS and FTP site in IIS but how can I add users to use the FTP site? Does they necessarily need an account with password in the computer to be able to use it?
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How to send a file with FileZilla from command line?

I have a batch file that builds an application, then I want to upload it to a ftp server from command line. Considering I do the upload manually with FileZilla, is there a command line for it to ...
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Prevent Caching in Windows FTP (Explorer)

Windows Explorer's FTP functionality appears to be caching downloaded files, such that when I drag drop (to download) the same file again, it's not downloading the latest version from the FTP server. ...
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Is software from NCH Software safe? [closed]

I just downloaded Fling from them (an automatic ftp uploader) having been looking for a good app to do this for a long time. It just seems to good to be true to finally stumble across what looks to be ...
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How can I reliably transfer thousands of files from Windows 7 to OSX Lion

Lion seems to have removed FTP as an option for "Share Files" in the Sharing pane, this means I can't connect to it using a robust client like FileZilla. I have several thousand files that need to be ...
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NetBeans IDE 6.9[.1] - Upload files on save - re-enable for session

Periodically, when I am saving files, I get the error dialog Upload files On Save failed. Disable this functionality for this session?. Sometimes I accidentally select 'Yes'. How can I re-enable that ...
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Notepad++ and FTP

I've been using UltraEdit for several years now, but after upgrading to Windows 7, I decided to try out Notepad++ instead. It seems pretty similar and pretty powerful, but one of the best features of ...
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Syncronizing files over FTP

I need to syncronize files in my computer with server to which I have only FTP access. So I can't use rsync (that would need at least SFTP, but the only channel available for me is plain vanilla FTP). ...
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How to SCP from linux server to Windows client

I am Puttying into a linux machine and trying to copy a file down somewhere (anywhere) to my local machine. I figure SCP is the best candidate for the job but don't really care, so long as the ...
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Username in the address for an FTP site

I have set up a number of an FTP sites using IIS7.5. The sites use hostnames to differentiate between them. One drawback of using hostnames is that you have to pass the address of the ftp site into ...
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Use mput to transfer a directory using ftp?

Is there anyway to convince mput to send all sub directories of the current directory to the server. I'm trying to write a script to automatically update a website when it is run. So far ive been ...
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How do I view the job queue in lftp after it has moved to a background process?

I've just started using lftp for remote transferring files on my Raspberry Pi running Debian. I know how to transfer the files, and use queue and jobs to add and view transferring files. However, I'm ...
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Do I need a ftp server daemon to be running on my Linux system to receive files via FTP?

Do I need to have a ftp server / daemon on my Linux box so that I can receive files? A use case of a system "receiving" files over FTP would be, for example, the way WordPress plugins are installed ...
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Dropbox-like web interface for an FTP server

I am looking for an open-source web-based interface that allows me to share files that reside on an ftp server. It should also be possible to a) share folders so that non-registered users with a ...
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Copy files from Mac OS 9 to Windows 7?

Today I fired up a PowerMac 9500 that's been sitting dormant for 10 years, and I want to copy the data files over to my Windows 7 system (NTFS). The Mac is running OS 9 and, after some fiddling around ...