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Linux Pocket Guide, 2nd Edition by Daniel J. Barrett

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ftp — stdin  stdout  - file  -- opt  --help  --version

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ftp [options] host

The ftp (File Transfer Protocol) program copies files between computers, but not in a secure manner: your username and password travel over the network as plain text. Use sftp instead if your remote server supports it.

The same commands we listed for sftp also work for ftp. (However, the two programs support other, differing commands, too.)

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