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BSD 2.11 - man page for tftp (bsd section 1)

TFTP(1) 				       General Commands Manual					      TFTP(1)

NAME
tftp - trivial file transfer program
SYNOPSIS
tftp [ host ]
DESCRIPTION
Tftp is the user interface to the Internet TFTP (Trivial File Transfer Protocol), which allows users to trans- fer files to and from a remote machine. The remote host may be specified on the command line, in which case tftp uses host as the default host for future transfers (see the connect command below).
COMMANDS
Once tftp is running, it issues the prompt tftp> and recognizes the following commands: connect host-name [ port ] Set the host (and optionally port) for transfers. Note that the TFTP protocol, unlike the FTP proto- col, does not maintain connections betweeen transfers; thus, the connect command does not actually cre- ate a connection, but merely remembers what host is to be used for transfers. You do not have to use the connect command; the remote host can be specified as part of the get or put commands. mode transfer-mode Set the mode for transfers; transfer-mode may be one of ascii or binary. The default is ascii. put file put localfile remotefile put file1 file2 ... fileN remote-directory Put a file or set of files to the specified remote file or directory. The destination can be in one of two forms: a filename on the remote host, if the host has already been specified, or a string of the form host:filename to specify both a host and filename at the same time. If the latter form is used, the hostname specified becomes the default for future transfers. If the remote-directory form is used, the remote host is assumed to be a UNIX machine. get filename get remotename localname get file1 file2 ... fileN Get a file or set of files from the specified sources. Source can be in one of two forms: a filename on the remote host, if the host has already been specified, or a string of the form host:filename to specify both a host and filename at the same time. If the latter form is used, the last hostname spec- ified becomes the default for future transfers. quit Exit tftp. An end of file also exits. verbose Toggle verbose mode. trace Toggle packet tracing. status Show current status. rexmt retransmission-timeout Set the per-packet retransmission timeout, in seconds. timeout total-transmission-timeout Set the total transmission timeout, in seconds. ascii Shorthand for "mode ascii" binary Shorthand for "mode binary" ? [ command-name ... ] Print help information.
BUGS
Because there is no user-login or validation within the TFTP protocol, the remote site will probably have some sort of file-access restrictions in place. The exact methods are specific to each site and therefore diffi- cult to document here. 4.3 Berkeley Distribution 1Q TFTP(1)


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