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

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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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How to recursively search FTP server using Linux?

I googled this and found tons of answers, but for one reason or another they just didn't work for me or wouldn't fit the situation. I run DD-WRT third party firmware on my routers. Occasionally I want ...
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Connection to FileZilla FTP server works, but directory listing fails

I am trying to set up a local FTP server in my house. Whenever I connect to the account on the computer that hosts the server, everything works, but when I try connecting on another computer, the ...
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Free program to sync folder with FTP? [closed]

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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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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FileZilla FTP to AWS EC2 Windows Server 2012 Instance: Failed to retrieve directory listing

I am running FileZilla FTP Server on an Amazon Web Services EC2 Windows Server 2012 Instance, and want to FTP in from my home PC using FileZilla Client. I followed these instructions, but using user ...
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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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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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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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Keep FTP folder synchronized with Windows folder

I'm trying to get my Continuous Integration system working from start to finish in the dev environment. Unfortunately, the last step after publish is copying the folder to an offsite server which I ...
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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 I can't seem to find the right way to use a wildcard. It seems like this would be a common thing to do; is my whole approach wrong? The command is ...
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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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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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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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How do I send a file with FileZilla from the command line?

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 ...
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How to SCP from linux server to Windows client

I'm SSHing into a Linux machine using PuTTY 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 ...
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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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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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FTP - 530 Sorry, the maximum number of clients…?

My problem is that my FTP work great, except when I upload files on a particular client server! On this server it happens that some files are uploaded fine and others not. They stop halfway through ...
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FTP BAT file - Windows Scheduled Task

Is it possible to create a scheduled task in windows, that connects to an FTP site, and downloads all the files and folders within the root directory (or specified folders in the root directory) - for ...
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FTP client on windows that save session password in encrypted text [closed]

Filezilla or WinSCP save password in plain text which is unsecured on public machines. Is there any FTP client can save and encrypt password so that people using it only can access to FTP but not able ...
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How to chown directory for multiple users?

Specs: Running Centos 6 64 Bit I am trying to chown a directory for all users on the VPS, aswell as for apache. But for some reason I can only have either apache, or just the users. I tried doing ...
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Best way to transfer files from Windows to Windows via Internet

I’m looking for the best way to transfer files from my computer to another person’s computer. We both use Windows and I can use some external programs like TeamViewer for file transfers but I found ...
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Recovering corrupted files uploaded in wrong FTP mode

Some files were uploaded in the wrong mode to the FTP (via command line). I believe I have some binary files that were uploaded in TEXT mode and now I cannot open them. I dont have access to the ...
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How to programmatically allow an executable JAR file through Windows Firewall?

I have created a program in Java that uses an FTP connection to download files. It works just fine when I run it in Eclipse. However, when I export the project to an executable JAR file, the program ...
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Is there an absolutely idiot-proof Windows FTP client?

Scenario: you have an FTP server. You want someone who isn't very good at computers who is on Windows to upload something to that server. Most of the Windows FTP clients I've seen are quite ...
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How to take FileZilla credentials from the software's interface?

Hi I use FileZilla to transfer files to the server via FTP. I connected to FileZilla from my computer months ago. I entered the server address, port & administration password on to the startup ...
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FTP access error from Safari in iOS / macOS after updating OS

I have a ProFTPd Server where the users can access to files using links dynamically generated in a website. The link URL follows the pattern ftp://user:password@host/path/to/file With the new iOS 11 ...
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FileZilla not working on Server 2008 R2

I'm battling to get FileZilla working on Server 2008 R2. Until this morning, I had one 2008 and one XP machine, and always just used the XP one for FTP. I now have two 2008 machines and no FTP client. ...
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Using FTP to update files on a server

I know the FTP username and password for a site we own and need to know how we can update some files on the server. It seems quite a small thing to do and I'd like to have a go at doing it myself. A ...
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What kind of window's batch file allows zipping of ftp files?

What commands should I use to transfer a file via FTP and then compress the files in a backup directory with a filename containing the date/time for reference? I'd prefer to use batch scripting. The ...
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FTP connection breaks constantly at certain point

I'm trying to connect to a particular ftp server via WinSCP and the connection always breaks at roughly the same point. I set the speed to the lowest possible - 1KiB/s WinSCP reports the transferred ...
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Stop Filezilla from inserting blank lines in text files

Often, from different remote hosts, FileZilla will download a .cssor .php file and insert blank lines in between existing lines. This destroys nice formatting. PC = Windows 10 Pro 64-bit. How do I ...
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How can I upload local changed files to an FTP server?

I use a PHP IDE that has no built-in ability to upload a project to a site. So, I'm looking for common easy to use tool for Linux that would able to upload modified documents to the server instead of ...
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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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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 unzip files via an FTP connection?

I have connected to my remote server via FTP and I got a directory listing. I have few zip files in the list. Is it possible to unzip the file (Ex: test.zip)?. If yes, what is the command?
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View the size of a directory with filezilla

Is there a way to see the size of a directory and all it´s content with the Filezilla client? In my case I want to see the size of a complete WordPress installation (themes, plugins, uploads, backups ...
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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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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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chown: changing ownership not permitted, even though running as root

I managed to configure my Raspberry Pi as an FTP server with ProFTPD. The only problem is, I can´t upload and rename files and Windows Explorer says: 350 File or directory exists,ready for ...
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In FTP, what are the differences between passive and extended passive modes?

Can anyone simply explain the differences between Passive mode FTP (PASV) and Extended Passive mode FTP (EPSV)?
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How do I upload files using the command line on Windows?

What are the FTP commands for uploading files to a server using the Windows command prompt?
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How to speed up the ftp upload process?

So why are FTP uploads soo slow? I am using filezila as a client. I have like 10 mb in 1000 files and I can upload each individual file with 300-500kb/s yet the whole upload is incredibily slow due ...
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Why does FileZilla ask for password every now and then?

I am downloading thousands of files over FTP using Filezilla. The download takes several hours, so I want to run it overnight, but there is a problem - Filezilla keeps re-asking the password every now ...
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IS there an FTP tool that can search for a phrase in all the files in a directory?

Probably not, just need to clear up a question between me and a colleague. Wondering if there's an FTP tool that will search for a phrase within all the files in a directory.
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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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Will FileZilla resume interrupted downloads?

I have to download a 15GB file from my client's system using FileZilla. However the download looks like it will take a very long time, more than one day. Can I resume the download after restarting my ...
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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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Log in to FTP using Windows Explorer with @ in the username

I need to set up a connection to an FTP server, but there are a couple of caveats. I CANNOT use third-party software (period). It has to be done in Windows Explorer. The other caveat is that there ...