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GFTP

Section: User Commands (1)
Updated: FEBURARY 2001
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NAME

gftp - a graphical ftp client  

SYNOPSIS

gftp [options] [[proto://][ user : [pass] @] site [: port ][/ directory ]]  

DESCRIPTION

gFTP is a multiprotocol file transfer program for X Windows and the console. It features support for the FTP, SSH, HTTP, and local file system protocols, simultaneous downloads, resuming of interrupted file transfers, file transfer queues, downloading of entire directores, ftp and http proxy support, remote directory caching, bookmarks menu, stop button and many more features  

OPTIONS

You may enter a url on the command line that gFTP will automatically connect to when it starts up.
--help, -h
Display program usage, and quit
--version, -v
This will display the current version of gFTP, and exit
--download, -d
This tells gFTP to download the files and directories specified in the url passed on the command line.
user
This is the username that you will login as to the remote site. If no username is supplied, the default is to login as anonymous.
pass
This is the password you will use to login to the remotesite. If you do not enter a password, then gFTP will ask you for one when it starts up. I do not recommend entering your password on the command prompt. Anyone that has access to your machine will be able to see your username and password with the ps(1) command. If you are logging in as anonymous, you do not need to pass a password since gFTP will automatically send your email address as your password.
site
This is the remote site you want to connect to
port
This is the port that the remote server is listening on. If you do not enter a port, it will default to using the ftp port listed in the services(5) file. If the entry doesn't exist there, it will default to port 21.
directory
This is the default directory to change to once you are connected to the remote server.
 

FILES

~/.gftp/gftprc
Per user configuration file. This file is commented very well, so that is why there isn't a manpage for it. Most of the options in here can be set inside gFTP itself.
 

BUGS

If you find any bugs in gFTP, please report them directly to the author.  

AUTHOR

Brian Masney <masneyb@gftp.org> - http://www.gftp.org/


 

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