Using FTP from the command line

Niels Andersen niels.ejvind.andersen at
Mon Mar 31 12:47:52 UTC 2008

On Mon, Mar 31, 2008 at 8:37 AM, Dotan Cohen <dotancohen at> 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
> mode? Note that I cannot use a graphical FTP client for this project,
> as the machine has no X. Thanks.
> Dotan Cohen
> א-ב-ג-ד-ה-ו-ז-ח-ט-י-ך-כ-ל-ם-מ-ן-נ-ס-ע-ף-פ-ץ-צ-ק-ר-ש-ת
> A: Because it messes up the order in which people normally read text.
> Q: Why is top-posting such a bad thing?
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Prefix your local commands with an exclamation mark (!) so they will be
passed to the local shell.

Niels Andersen
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