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

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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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 download a folder containing multiple files on an ftp server to a desktop?

I want to download a folder which contains hundreds of files that are hosted on an ftp server to my Windows 7 desktop. I've never used ftp before, so I am not sure where to start.
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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 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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How to end FTP session in Chrome, to log in with different credentials?

I've just opened an FTP site through Chrome which requires authentication, and I've logged in with some credentials. Now I need to re-log in on that FTP with some different credentials. How can I ...
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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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Downloading file from FTP using cURL

I'm trying to use a cURL command to download a file from an FTP server to a local drive on my computer. I've tried curl "ftp://myftpsite" --user name:password -Q "CWD /users/myfolder/" -O "myfile....
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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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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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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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Filezilla timeout after 20 seconds of inactivity

After changing my dlink router with a Netgear d6000 I'm no longer able to connect to ftps via filezilla. The settings for ftp connections remained the same but after connecting to the server, ...
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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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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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Simple command to connect to FTPS server on Linux command line

I have an FTP and FTPS server where I can connect to easily with FileZilla. I'm looking for a linux CLI method. I thought lftp does it, but it seems weird. Is there another way? Here is the method I ...
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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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Can't connect to FTP server: 425 Unable to build data connection: Connection timed out

I have a Windows 7 installed on my laptop. I installed VirtualBox 4.1.4 with Ubuntu 11.10. I'm trying to connect to my site via FTP but I got an error when I do ls: ~> ftp <my_site> ...
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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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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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wget for ftp using a password containing @

I am trying to get some files from my ftp server from the command line. I am using wget to download the whole folder at once. The command is: wget -m ftp://username:password@ftp.hostname.com:/path/to/...
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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: http://dl.dropbox....
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FTP directory traversal attack on directories containing white spaces

I am conducting a sanctioned pentest in a closed reference environment, and struggled upon a seemingly simple issue, I currently cannot solve. When attempting to execute a directory traversal attack ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Server sent passive reply with unroutable address in FileZilla

I am trying to browse old plain FTP server with FileZilla and getting the following errors Server sent passive reply with unroutable address. Using server address instead. Browsing is nearly ...
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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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Filezilla: How to refresh a FTP folder automatically

I'm using Filezilla to check if new files arrived in different folder on a FTP. But I always have to do a refresh of the folder manually with F5. When I click on a folder that I already clicked ...
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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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What is the FTP Command for deleting multiple files as once?

I'm trying to run this command via FTP in order to delete some files I have stored in a folder in my website: DEL *.csv However this doesn't work and I don't know why. However if I try to delete ...
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How to download files from FTP site in one command line without user interaction (Windows)

I know there is an FTP command which can be run from command line on Windows, and it downloads a file from an FTP site. User + password are specified in "that" one-line cmd. These options + password ...
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How do I change the .bash_history file location?

I'm running CentOS 6.x and want to move the .bash_history to a different location. The home directories of my users are (because I run a VPS) in /var/www/vhost/<domain>.<tld> which 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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FileZilla: Can I run a remote shell command via FileZilla client?

I have a very simple question. Can I run a remote shell command on the server via FileZilla client. For instance can I do a: tar -zxvf myarchive.tar.gz etc... (didn't think it was possible with ...
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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 to set List view as the default FTP view in Windows Explorer?

When I use Windows Explorer to browse a FTP site, it defaults to Tiles view. I need it to default to List view. I don't see a registry setting, and the standard [Tools -> Folder Options... -> View -> ...