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AIX Commands

Common FTP Commands by acidplasm
Posted: 16 Jan 12

AIX Commands, Tools, Script and Explanations

Here are some common commands that we all use to move files around using FTP



? -> to request help or information about the FTP commands
ascii -> to set the mode of file transfer to ASCII (this is the default and transmits seven bits per character)
binary -> to set the mode of file transfer to binary (the binary mode transmits all eight bits per byte and thus provides less chance of a transmission error and must be used to transmit files other than ASCII files)
bye -> to exit the FTP environment (same as quit)
cd -> to change directory on the remote machine
close -> to terminate a connection with another computer
close brubeck -> closes the current FTP connection with brubeck, but still leaves you within the FTP environment.
delete -> to delete (remove) a file in the current remote directory (same as rm in UNIX)
get -> to copy one file from the remote machine to the local machine
get ABC DEF -> copies file ABC in the current remote directory to (or on top of) a file named DEF in your current local directory.
get ABC -> copies file ABC in the current remote directory to (or on top of) a file with the same name, ABC, in your current local directory.
help -> to request a list of all available FTP commands
lcd -> to change directory on your local machine (same as UNIX cd)
ls -> to list the names of the files in the current remote directory
mkdir -> to make a new directory within the current remote directory
mget -> to copy multiple files from the remote machine to the local machine; you are prompted for a y/n answer before transferring each file
mget * -> copies all the files in the current remote directory to your current local directory, using the same filenames. Notice the use of the wild card character, *.
mput -> to copy multiple files from the local machine to the remote machine; you are prompted for a y/n answer before transferring each file
open -> to open a connection with another computer
open brubeck -> opens a new FTP connection with brubeck; you must enter a username and password for a brubeck account (unless it is to be an anonymous connection).
put -> to copy one file from the local machine to the remote machine
pwd -> to find out the pathname of the current directory on the remote machine
quit -> to exit the FTP environment (same as bye)
rmdir -> to to remove (delete) a directory in the current remote directory
  

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