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Practical Linux by Bill Ball, John Ray, Michael Turner, M. Drew Streib

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Using the ncftp Command

The ncftp command is similar to the ftp command, but has additional features, including the following:

  • Three visual (screen) modes

  • 15 command-line options

  • A command line separate from a main scrolling window

  • A status line showing download progress with elapsed and remaining time to completion

  • An editor for bookmarks (abbreviated hostnames of remote computers)

The ncftp command also features a built-in help facility that is similar to ftp's. You can read more about ncftp by browsing to this address:

http://www.probe.net/~mgleason

Downloading with the ncftp Command

The ncftp command features several command-line options that can save you time and typing.

Downloading files with the ncftp command
  1. Use the ncftp command followed ...

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