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linux.ie: New Beginners' Linux Guide Article: ftp

Jun 21, 2000, 19:05 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Using a text based ftp client is not truly Linux specific, however there is a chance that you may need to download a file from an ftp server and don't want the overhead of installing a GUI based ftp client nor using a comparitively bloated webbrowser. Maybe you want to use some of the power and features available in a ftp client that for whatever reasons aren't supported in the webbrowsers."

"Most text based ftp clients, regardless of the operating system they run on, use the same command set that you type in to instruct the client on what it is you want it to do - generally speaking you should be able to learn how to use a text based ftp client once and use that knowledge many times. I'm writing this under the assumption that you are using Linux to connect to ftp servers."

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