[ Thanks to abhishek for this link.
“Often there is a need for a simple command-line FTP client when
a GUI is not available. In this article, we will get acquainted
with the very basic operations of lftp, a simple yet powerful and
reliable CLI-based FTP client, so you can easily transfer a file
from the command-line the next time you need to.
“lftp is a free CLI-based FTP client made by Alexander Lukyanov.
In fact, it can handle several other protocols including secure
connections. Yet it has few dependencies and a minimal
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