Using FTP from the command line

Rakotomandimby Mihamina mihamina.rakotomandimby at
Mon Mar 31 12:45:19 UTC 2008

Dotan Cohen wrote:
> I am getting more comfortable on the command line and I use FTP there
> often. However, I have one issue with it: How can one browse the local
> filesystem while in FTP mode? All I could find is lcd, for 'local cd'.
> But how can I 'ls' and 'pwd' on the _local_ box while I am in FTP

You should use a real FTP tool such as lftp.
It has completion (which would solve you 'ls' issue), and it certainly 
has some builtin ability to print you the local working directory.

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