FTP lacking file name completion on 9.04

sktsee sktsee at tulsaconnect.com
Sat Feb 6 16:09:41 UTC 2010

On Sat, 06 Feb 2010 16:50:46 +0200, Tero Pesonen wrote:

> Hi!
> I just noticed that the FTP command on my 9.04 will not complete
> filenames (i.e. by pressing TAB, similar to bash.) On my old SUSE box,
> FTP does this, making downloading files with long names, hidden behind
> long paths composed of long and complex directory names, much easier and
> faster. The man page offers no help. It does talk about filename
> globbing (disabled by -g), but I don't know what that means -- my
> dictionary knows no such verb as "to glob."
> Can I turn filename completion on somehow, or do I need to recompile FTP
> with this feature enabled?
> Thanks for any ideas!

IIRC, there are at least two command-line ftp clients installed, netkit-
ftp and lftp. lftp is the one that has the filename/command completion 
like behavior. 


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