Transfers files to and from remote network site
hostname. ftp prompts the user for a command. Type help to see a list of known commands, and use the help command to view help on a specific command.
The ftp client included with Mac OS X supports auto-fetch, which allows you to perform a download with a single command line. To auto-fetch a file, supply its location as an argument to ftp in one of several formats:
Only use IPv4 addresses.
Only use IPv6 addresses.
Force active mode for use with older servers.
Perform anonymous login automatically.
Disable command-line editing.
Perform a forced reload of the cache. Useful when transferring through proxies.
Disable filename globbing.
Turn off interactive prompting.
No autologin upon initial connection.
filename instead of ~/.netrc.
Save file as
pathname when auto-fetching.
Enable passive mode (the default).
Attempt to connect again after
wait seconds if initial attempt fails.
When auto-fetching, resume incomplete transfers (if not transferring through a proxy).
Enable packet tracing.
Throttle transfer rates by specifying
direction of transfer,
maximum transfer speed in bytes/second, and an
increment value ...