I have a batch file that builds an application, and then I want to upload it to an FTP server from the command line.

Considering I do the upload manually with FileZilla, is there a command line for it to upload files?

I am limited to Windows.

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FileZilla does not have any command line arguments (nor any other way) that allow automatic transfer. See:
Command-line arguments (Client)

Though you can use any other FTP client that allows automation.

For example, WinSCP:

A typical WinSCP script (script.txt) for upload looks like:

open ftp://user:password@example.com/
put c:\files\*.* /home/user/

To run the script use:

WinSCP.com /ini=nul /log=ftp.log /script=script.txt

The WinSCP can generate a script from an imported FileZilla session.

For details, see the guide to FileZilla automation.

(I'm the author of WinSCP)


You can use Window's built-in FTP client to do this. You don't need FileZilla.

open *computer_name*
send *local_file* {remote file}
  • Can you specify the relevant FTP commands in a batch file? Or only interactively through the console?
    – Simon E.
    Dec 14, 2015 at 4:07
  • @SimonEast Yes, see here.
    – Malcolm
    Jan 15, 2016 at 16:57

You should be able to use an FTP command-line program such as PSFTP. Please note PSFTP does not use passive mode and therefore requires a data connection for LAN FTP.


There is no command line for FileZilla to upload files, but you can use ftp (man ftp) or possibly cURL (man curl) generally using an SSH connection.

On Linux you have much more access to options than on windows, but you could install Cygwin to make Windows better.

I hope this helps. Learning the command line is very time-saving - there are things you can do with it that would take ages using a GUI.

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