FTP (File Transfer Protocol) is the most popular protocol to transfer files (download and upload) from one system to another system. It provides the fastest way to transfer files. There is much application available on Linux and windows to FTP services like vsFTPd, proFTPd for Linux, FileZilla Server for windows.
There are various ways to connect to the FTP server, Also you can find multiple free tools on the internet to work with FTP. But system admins know the power of command line. This article will help you to how to connect to the FTP server using the command line and Download and Upload Files using FTP protocol between the FTP server local system.
Remember that FTP is not a secure protocol. We recommend using SFTP for transferring files security. Visit below links to how to use SFTP.
1. Connect to FTP Server via Command Line
To connect to any FTP server from windows open its command prompt and for Linux open terminal window. Now you have required IP or Hostname of FTP server and login credentials to connect with a specific user.
2. Upload Single File to FTP Server
To upload file on FTP server use
put command from FTP prompt. First, navigate to the desired directory on the FTP server where to upload a file and use the following command. It will upload local system file c:\files\file1.txt to uploads directory on FTP server.
ftp>cd uploads ftp>put c:\files\file1.txt
3. Download A Single File from FTP
To download the file from FTP server, we use
get command. Using that command we can download one time at a time. To download any file from FTP server First login to your FTP server, navigate to the directory and use the following command to download
4. Upload Multiple Files to FTP
To upload multiple files to FTP server use
mput command. You can also specify wildcard characters to upload multiple files to the server at a time. First, navigate to the desired directory on the FTP server where to upload a file and use the following command. It will upload local system files with .txt extension in c:files directory to uploads directory on FTP server.
ftp>cd uploads ftp>lcd c:\\files ftp>put *.txt
5. Download Multiple Files from FTP
To download multiple files from FTP server, we use
mget command. Using that command we can download more than one file at a time. To download multiple files specify wildcard character for specifying directory name do download all files from the directory.
i want to upload to ftp server using put command for remote link or http
is it possible?
Great Help , well done .
I did what is said is written on this website but I got this:
200 PORT Command successful.
150 Opening ASCII mode data connection for file.txt (5 Bytes).
And nothing else happens.
Would you please help me?
What was the solution to your I/O error
write a command as lftp sftp://username:[email protected] -e “get filename”
I want to know the code for how to download a file from server to local using sftp protocol
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Hi the article is useful i am able to put files on the server but getting > R:I/O Error on getting it .Please Revert if you have any information regarding the same.
Awesome tutorial … keep It up
File is saved at last specified directory from an lcd (local change dir) command within the ftp session.
I am able to connect with it but when I am uploding the file using put command that time I am getting this error 500 “port/eprt is not supported”
I am able to upload file using ftp client file zilla.
Can you guide me what’s wrong here ???
Nice article , I am thankful for the information . Does anyone know where I might get ahold of a template TAR-2003 example to type on ?
my business partner got a blank TAR-2003 here http://goo.gl/CtLaJB
Hi Rahul, Where can i find the downloaded file. A message is showing as below:
ftp> get testfile.txt
200 Port command successful
150 Opening data channel for file download from server of “/uploads/testfile.txt
> R:I/O Error
226 Successfully transferred “/uploads/testfile.txt”
ftp: 16 bytes received in 0.00Seconds 16000.00Kbytes/sec.
Nice article. But i actually use an android phone. How can i do it from my phone?
guys can anyone help me???? how we can download a file from internet using puppet script?
Nice article . Can you please help me in one requirement :
Upload file to Unix,from windows.My script is in unix.How can i proceed further ?
If you’re on linux you must type the remote file name to be able to upload it.
Thanks for ur article.But I have a doubt in http://FTP.I am working as SAP admin in a private company.I need to upload files through http://FTP.They give IP address but while am trying to upload its asking password.How to get the password?Please reply as soon as possible.
Ask to person for password, who provides ftp server details.
How to download a particular file from ftp. When ever I try to download, I had to download all the directories present in it.
You can use below command to download a backup.zip file
Thanks for helpful article….
hello rahul , i appreciate your work.thanxs a lot.
i was workin with ftp command and i am not able to get through it.
everytime i connect to techadmin.net it says..connection time out.
also what about the login and password ??
please clarify how can i use the ftp command for downloading movies or exe files from other websites.