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FTP Client : Fedora
2020/11/11
 
For how to connect to FTP server from Clients computer, the example follows is on Fedora.
[1] Install FTP Client.
[root@dlp ~]#
dnf -y install lftp
[2] Login as a common user and use FTP access.
# lftp [option] [hostname]

[redhat@dlp ~]$
lftp -u fedora www.srv.world

Password:     # login user password
lftp fedora@www.srv.world:~>

# show current directory on FTP server
lftp fedora@www.srv.world:~> pwd
ftp://fedora@www.srv.world

# show current directory on localhost
lftp fedora@www.srv.world:~> !pwd
/home/redhat

# show files in current directory on FTP server
lftp fedora@www.srv.world:~> ls
drwxr-xr-x    2 1000     1000           23 Nov 11 01:33 public_html
-rw-r--r--    1 1000     1000          399 Nov 11 16:32 test.py

# show files in current directory on localhost
lftp fedora@www.srv.world:~> !ls -l
total 12
-rw-rw-r-- 1 redhat redhat 10 Nov 11 14:30 redhat.txt
-rw-rw-r-- 1 redhat redhat 10 Nov 11 14:59 test2.txt
-rw-rw-r-- 1 redhat redhat 10 Nov 11 14:59 test.txt

# change directory
lftp fedora@www.srv.world:~> cd public_html
lftp fedora@www.srv.world:~/public_html> pwd
ftp://fedora@www.srv.world/%2Fhome/fedora/public_html

# upload a file to FTP server
# [-a] means ascii mode ( default is binary mode )
lftp fedora@www.srv.world:~> put -a redhat.txt
22 bytes transferred
Total 2 files transferred
lftp fedora@www.srv.world:~> ls
drwxr-xr-x    2 1000     1000           23 Nov 11 01:33 public_html
-rw-r--r--    1 1000     1000           10 Nov 11 17:01 redhat.txt
-rw-r--r--    1 1000     1000          399 Nov 11 16:32 test.py
-rw-r--r--    1 1000     1000           10 Nov 11 17:01 test.txt

# upload some files to FTP server
lftp fedora@www.srv.world:~> mput -a test.txt test2.txt
22 bytes transferred
Total 2 files transferred
lftp fedora@www.srv.world:~> ls
drwxr-xr-x    2 1000     1000           23 Nov 11 01:33 public_html
-rw-r--r--    1 1000     1000          399 Nov 11 16:32 test.py
-rw-r--r--    1 1000     1000           10 Nov 11 17:06 test.txt
-rw-r--r--    1 1000     1000           10 Nov 11 17:06 test2.txt

# set permission to overwite files on localhost when using [get/mget]
lftp fedora@www.srv.world:~> set xfer:clobber on 

# download a file to localhost
# [-a] means ascii mode ( default is binary mode )
lftp fedora@www.srv.world:~> get -a test.py
416 bytes transferred

# download some remote files to localhost
lftp fedora@www.srv.world:~> mget -a test.txt test2.txt
20 bytes transferred
Total 2 files transferred

# create a directory on remote current directory
lftp fedora@www.srv.world:~> mkdir testdir
mkdir ok, `testdir' created
lftp fedora@www.srv.world:~> ls
drwxr-xr-x    2 1000     1000           23 Nov 11 01:33 public_html
-rw-r--r--    1 1000     1000          399 Nov 11 16:32 test.py
-rw-r--r--    1 1000     1000           10 Nov 11 17:06 test.txt
-rw-r--r--    1 1000     1000           10 Nov 11 17:06 test2.txt
drwxr-xr-x    2 1000     1000            6 Nov 11 17:16 testdir
226 Directory send OK.

# remove a directory on remote current directory
lftp fedora@www.srv.world:~> rmdir testdir
rmdir ok, `testdir' removed
lftp fedora@www.srv.world:~> ls
drwxr-xr-x    2 1000     1000           23 Nov 11 01:33 public_html
-rw-r--r--    1 1000     1000          399 Nov 11 16:32 test.py
-rw-r--r--    1 1000     1000           10 Nov 11 17:06 test.txt
-rw-r--r--    1 1000     1000           10 Nov 11 17:06 test2.txt

# remove a remote file
lftp fedora@www.srv.world:~> rm test2.txt
rm ok, `test2.txt' removed
lftp fedora@www.srv.world:~> ls
drwxr-xr-x    2 1000     1000           23 Nov 11 01:33 public_html
-rw-r--r--    1 1000     1000          399 Nov 11 16:32 test.py
-rw-r--r--    1 1000     1000           10 Nov 11 17:06 test.txt

# remove some remote files
lftp fedora@www.srv.world:~> mrm redhat.txt test.txt
rm ok, 2 files removed
lftp fedora@www.srv.world:~> ls
drwxr-xr-x    2 1000     1000           23 Nov 11 01:33 public_html

# execute commands with ![command]
lftp fedora@www.srv.world:~> !cat /etc/passwd
root:x:0:0:root:/root:/bin/bash
bin:x:1:1:bin:/bin:/sbin/nologin
.....
.....
fedora:x:1001:1001::/home/fedora:/bin/bash

# exit
lftp fedora@www.srv.world:~> quit
221 Goodbye.
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