gftp - a graphical ftp client
gftp [options] [[proto://][ user : [pass] @] site [: port ][/ directory ]]
gFTP is a multiprotocol file transfer program for X Windows and the console. It features
support for the FTP, SSH, HTTP, and local file system protocols, simultaneous downloads,
resuming of interrupted file transfers, file transfer queues, downloading of entire direc-
tores, ftp and http proxy support, remote directory caching, bookmarks menu, stop button
and many more features
You may enter a url on the command line that gFTP will automatically connect to when it
Display program usage, and quit
This will display the current version of gFTP, and exit
This tells gFTP to download the files and directories specified in the url passed
on the command line.
user This is the username that you will login as to the remote site. If no username is
supplied, the default is to login as anonymous.
pass This is the password you will use to login to the remotesite. If you do not enter a
password, then gFTP will ask you for one when it starts up. I do not recommend
entering your password on the command prompt. Anyone that has access to your
machine will be able to see your username and password with the ps(1) command. If
you are logging in as anonymous, you do not need to pass a password since gFTP will
automatically send your email address as your password.
site This is the remote site you want to connect to
port This is the port that the remote server is listening on. If you do not enter a
port, it will default to using the ftp port listed in the services(5) file. If the
entry doesn't exist there, it will default to port 21.
This is the default directory to change to once you are connected to the remote
Per user configuration file. This file is commented very well, so that is why there
isn't a manpage for it. Most of the options in here can be set inside gFTP itself.
If you find any bugs in gFTP, please report them directly to the author.
Brian Masney <firstname.lastname@example.org> - http://www.gftp.org/
FEBURARY 2001 GFTP(1)