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FTP stands for file transfer protocol.

A good free ftp client is Fireftp

using ftp in mac terminal

  • ftp - starts ftp command line interface
  • open <ftp.whatever.org> - open the connection to this ip address, you should be prompted next for password
  • close - close the connection
  • ls - see listing of all files
  • cd - change folder
  • lcd - put yourself in the folder on the local drive
  • bin - get into binary mode to transfer non plain-text files
  • ascii - get into ascii mode
  • get or mget - get followed by filename of file / or use mget with filenames possibly containing * and/or ? as wildcards
  • put or mput - sending over file (same as get/mget)
  • quit - end the entire ftp session