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Linux.com: CLI Magic: File Transfer Protocol

Jul 27, 2004, 07:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Joe Barr)

"Wake up, you goodness-to-GUI slacksters! It's time to get up and get out of that hammock and put your feet on the ground and your hands on the CLI. This week we're going to talk about data in motion. Taking a file from one place on the network. Putting it someplace else. Most often today some form of ftp is used to do those things. It's been part of the Internet since there was an Internet,

"If you're interested in ftp history, you might want to read RFC 959. It's a great source of background information. In my opinion, there are very few--if any--programs in the history of computing that have made a greater contribution to the global spread of free software than ftp..."

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