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Offline Techarena

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Filezilla Downloading and Uploading
« on: January 12, 2015, 10:45:15 am »
Hi ,

I am new to use filezilla and i used an online filezilla ftp uploading and downloading files tutorial ( https://www.shorttutorials.com/ftp/transfer-files.html). I understood it...But is there any possibility to do it using command...Kindly someone help.

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Re: Filezilla Downloading and Uploading
« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2015, 12:24:04 pm »
But is there any possibility to do it using command...

Hi. What do you mean by "using command"? Do you mean using FTP from a command line interface (CLI)? FileZilla is a graphical tool and can only be used as such. The only options from the command line that you get are those to launch site manager at start-up or connect to the provided FTP address. There're no options for doing uploads/downloads from the CLI.

If you want to script it, then you can look at some of the tutorials on the web, like http://www.stratigery.com/scripting.ftp.html

Basically it goes down to making a script like this:
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#!/bin/sh
HOST='ftp.address'
USER='username'
PASSWD='password'

ftp -n $HOST <<END_SCRIPT
quote USER $USER
quote PASS $PASSWD

-- you ftp commands like PUT, GET, etc. here--

quit
END_SCRIPT
exit 0
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Offline pavroo

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Re: Filezilla Downloading and Uploading
« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2015, 01:15:21 pm »
You can also use Midnight Commander which works in text mode too.
It starts with the command: mc
Then choose Left tab-> FTP transfer
To make connection with a server:
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username@ftp.your-server.comThen it will ask you for the server password.
Nothing is easy as it looks.