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Free FTP Software

Discussion in 'Software' started by Mitzs, Apr 15, 2007.

  1. Mitzs
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    Mitzs Ducktape Goddess

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    Anyone here use any? If so what kind and what do you think of it?
     
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  2. Phoenix
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    Server or Client?

    Filezilla for client
    IIS or Filezilla Server for server!
     
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  3. Mitzs
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    Right now just client side. Thanks Phoenix, I've written them down.
     
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  5. Raffaz

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    I use cuteFTP for transfers with my XBOX, not sure if thats what your after tho.:)
     
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  6. Crito

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    I just open a command prompt and type >ftp.

    Once you know how to use the CLI it's the same on all operating system. And the list of commands you need to know is relatively short actually:
    binary
    lcd
    mput
    mget
    bye
    (maybe a few more, but not many)

    Another advantage is you can script ftp transfers in bat or cmd files and then schedule them as jobs using at. Can't do that with a GUI client.

    http://www.microsoft.com/resources/documentation/windows/xp/all/proddocs/en-us/at.mspx
     
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  7. wagnerk
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    But what happens if you have a flaky internet connection? Does using ftp via the command line support resumable uploads/downloads?

    -Ken
     
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  8. zebulebu

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    No - but the beauty of FTP by command line, as Crito pointed out, is its versatility. Try scripting FTP transfers using a commercial (GUI-based) utility and you'll see what I mean!

    For what its worth, I usually use the command line, but if pressed I'd use WiseFTP or CuteFTP. Neither are 100% free, but both have free trials and you should be able to grab a copy of earlier versions of either of them from a magazine CD somewhere.
     
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  9. Mr.Cheeks

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    snap!
     
  10. wagnerk
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    I wasn't knocking using the command line. The majority of stuff you can do in the GUI you can do via the CLI (and vice versa), and the stuff you can't do vice versa is when the CLI compliments the GUI (and vice versa).

    My question was based on curiosity!

    -Ken
     
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  11. Crito

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    You made me look... :oops: apparently the command is reget. From Linux man pages:
     
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  12. wagnerk
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    Cool :)

    -Ken
     
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    never heard of reget - will give it a play thx :)

    I use flashfxp btw - real nice app - but CLI is used most often it has to be said.
     
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  14. Mitzs
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    No I'm using it for websites. I have a couple to do. But they are for friends so they are free.

    Thank you everyone I appreciate it.
     
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  15. zebulebu

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    Wicked - i never knew that either!

    Wonder if remget works?

    EDIT - doesn't look like it - and apparently 'reget' doesn't work on the windows command line FTP client
     
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  16. BosonMichael
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    I just use command line or plain-old IE using ftp://.
     
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  17. Crito

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    you made me look again :oops: and you're right, the Windows CLI ftp client only supports the following commands:
    Code:
    Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
    (C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.
    
    C:\Documents and Settings\slayer>help ftp
    This command is not supported by the help utility.  Try "x /?".
    
    C:\Documents and Settings\slayer>ftp
    ftp> help
    Commands may be abbreviated.  Commands are:
    
    !               delete          literal         prompt          send
    ?               debug           ls              put             status
    append          dir             mdelete         pwd             trace
    ascii           disconnect      mdir            quit            type
    bell            get             mget            quote           user
    binary          glob            mkdir           recv            verbose
    bye             hash            mls             remotehelp
    cd              help            mput            rename
    close           lcd             open            rmdir
    
    Another reason to keep using Linux I guess...
     
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  18. C4sper

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    well I just use Total Commander
    grate when you have to ftp bigger qty of files

    used it last weekend to ftp mailserver backup :)

    (don't ask why)
     
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