Using FTP from the command line

Ed Jabbour ejbr at
Mon Mar 31 13:39:36 UTC 2008

On Monday 31 March 2008 8:37 am 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
> mode? Note that I cannot use a graphical FTP client for this project,
> as the machine has no X. Thanks.

lls & lpwd.  In ncftp, anyway.

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