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RedHat 9 (Linux i386) - man page for tftp (redhat section 1)

TFTP(1) 							UNIX User's Manual							   TFTP(1)

NAME
tftp - IPv4 Trivial File Transfer Protocol client
SYNOPSIS
tftp [options...] [host]
DESCRIPTION
tftp is a client for the IPv4 Trivial file Transfer Protocol, which can be used to transfer files to and from remote machines, including some very minimalistic, usually embedded, systems. 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.)
OPTIONS
-v Default to verbose mode. -V Print the version number and configuration to standard output, then exit gracefully.
COMMANDS
Once tftp is running, it issues the prompt tftp> and recognizes the following commands: ? command-name... help command-name... Print help information ascii Shorthand for mode ascii. binary Shorthand for mode binary. connect host [port] Set the host (and optionally port) for transfers. Note that the TFTP protocol, unlike the FTP protocol, does not maintain connec- tions between transfers; thus, the connect command does not actually create 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 com- mands. get file get remotefile localfile get file1 file2 file3... Get a file or set of files from the specified sources. A remote filename can be in one of two forms: a plain 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 specified becomes the default for future transfers. mode transfer-mode Specify the mode for transfers; transfer-mode may be one of ascii (or netascii) or binary (or octet.) The default is ascii. put file put localfile remotefile put file1 file2 file3... 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-direc- tory form is used, the remote host is assumed to be a UNIX system or another system using / as directory separator. quit Exit tftp. End-of-file will also exit. rexmt retransmission-timeout Set the per-packet retransmission timeout, in seconds. status Show current status. timeout total-transmission-timeout Set the total transmission timeout, in seconds. trace Toggle packet tracing (a debugging feature.) verbose Toggle verbose mode.
NOTES
The TFTP protocol provides no provisions for authentication or security. Therefore, the remote server will probably implement some kinds of access restriction or firewalling. These access restrictions are likely to be site- and server-specific.
AUTHOR
This version of tftp is maintained by H. Peter Anvin <hpa@zytor.com>. It was derived from, but has substantially diverged from, an OpenBSD source base, with added patches by Markus Gutschke and Gero Kulhman.
SEE ALSO
tftpd(8). tftp-hpa 0.32 13 November 2001 TFTP(1)