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Mac OS X Tiger in a Nutshell by Jason McIntosh, Chuck Toporek, Chris Stone, Andy Lester

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Name

mount_ftp

Synopsis

mount_ftp [-o mount_options] [ftp://][username:password@]
ftp_server:port_num[/pathname]
mount_point

Mounts FTP archives as filesystem volumes.

Options

-o

Take -o options as listed in the mount manpage.

username

The login name to use with an FTP server that requires authentication.

password

The password to use with an FTP server that requires authentication. Note that specifying this on the command line exposes the password in a process listing.

ftp_server

The hostname or IP address of an FTP server.

port_num

The port number on which the server offers FTP service.

pathname

The path to the directory you wish to access on the FTP server, relative to the site's default FTP root directory (e.g., /Library/FTPServer/FTPRoot on Mac OS X Server). Defaults to /.

mount_point

The directory on which the filesystem is mounted. It must be an absolute pathname.

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