Provided by: ftpcopy_0.6.7-5_amd64 bug


       ftpls - generate a ftp directory listing.


       ftpls [options] host[:port] [remotedir]
          or: ftpls [options] URL


       ftpls  generates  a  listing  of  files  and directories in a FTP directory. By default it
       prints a human readable ascii output, but  may  also  create  HTML  and  machine  parsable


   Connect / login / username / password options:
       -u, --user=NAME
              Use NAME to login on the ftp server.
              The default is `anonymous'. Use an empty name to force the program to not log in.

       -p, --pass=PASSWORD
              Use PASS as password to login on the ftp server.
              The  default  is  `anonymous@invalid.example'.  If  an  empty password is given the
              programm will not send a password to the server.

              Send ACCOUNT as account name during login phase.
              Note: this is _not_ the user  name,  but  the  name  of  what  could  be  called  a
              subaccount  implemented by a few servers. If you don't understand what it means you
              have a good chance to never need this option anyway.  If  you  think  you  need  it
              please try the --user option first.

              Number of tries to connect and log in.
              The default is 1, meaning that the program will give up after the first error.
              This option was added in version 0.3.0.

              Number of tries to connect to data port.
              The  program  will  try  to reach the data port (for retrieval of listings or data)
              that many times and will give up after that many errors in a row. The default is 5,
              meaning that the program will give up after the fifth error.
              This  option was added in version 0.6.6. The old behaviour was to give up after the
              first error.

              Seconds to sleep after a failed login.
              More precisely: the program will fall to sleep for this many seconds after a try to
              connect  or  login  has  failed.  The default is 5. A 0 is treated as 1, and abuse,
              especially together with --tries, is likely to annory the servers adminstrators.
              This option was added in version 0.4.5.

       -4, --v4
              Only use IPv4, even if v6 is available.
              This option effectively disallows the use of IPv6, except for DNS queries.
              It was added in version 0.6.0.

       -6, --v6
              Only use IPv6, even if v4 is available.
              This option effectively disallows the use of IPv4, except for DNS queries.
              It was added in version 0.6.0.

   Operational options:
              Read directories from stdin.
              This option tells ftpls to ignore any directories given on the command line, and to
              read  the  directories  to  list from the standard input, reading one directory per
              line.ftpls will print an END-OF-COPY line after each operation.  Do  not  use  this
              option together with --html.
              This  option  was  added  in  version 0.3.6 and will be removed in future versions,
              unless someone objects.

       -T, --timeout=SECONDS
              Timeout to use for network read/write.
              The default is 30 seconds and is usually sufficient.
              This option was added in version 0.3.8.

       -R, --recursive
              Do recursive listing.
              This option makes ftpls descend through the directory hierarchy and  list  all  the
              directories  and  files  it  files. A top level directories content will be printed
              completely before the sub directories will be traversed.

       --raw  Raw output in original format.
              This will preserve the original format and sort order.

              Descend at most LEVEL directories.
                0 means `do not enter sub directories at all',
                1 means `enter sub-directories, but not their sub-directories'.
              The default is 2^32-1 meaning `enter all'.
              This option enables the --recursive option.

   Sorting options:
       -a, --alpha
              sort alphabetical.

       -z, --omega
              sort reverse alphabetical.

       -n, --newest
              sort youngest first.

       -o, --oldest
              sort oldest first.

       -s, --shortest
              sort shortest first.

       -l, --longest
              sort longest first.

   Output options:
       -h, --html
              OBSOLETE: Create HTML index.
              This option is no longer supported.

       -m, --machine
              Create machine parsable output.

       -t, --title=TEXT
              Title text to use on the HTML output.

       -U, --urlprefix=URL
              URL-Prefix to use in listings.
              If this option is not given then an URL given on the  command  line  will  be  used
              instead, and if this  has not been given an URL will be created from host, port and
              directory given on the command line.

              Print sub directory names.
              This option makes ftpls print the name of a directory before it lists it's content.
              Note  that the name of the top level directory of each listing will not be printed.
              This option is meant to be used together with --raw, and  will  not  create  useful
              output together with --html.

   Workaround options:
              Do directory listings in ASCII mode.
              Use this option if the FTP server is unable to correctly list directories in binary
              mode, for example, if you see a message like this (usually on one line):
              `fatal: received unwanted answer to LIST: 426 Data connection: Illegal seek.'
              This option was added in version 0.5.2.

       -L, --list-options=OPTS
              Add OPTS to LIST command.
              This allows to pass arbitrary options to the FTP servers LIST  command.  Note  that
              ftpcopy does not cope well with recursive directory listings.
              This option was added in version 0.3.0.

              Allow data connections to the address IP4.
              Normally  ftpls only accepts data connections to the IP addresses it received as an
              answer to the DNS request, or the IP address in the  URL.  Sometimes  this  is  not
              enough,  especially  when  NAT  or  masquerading are active. ftpcopy then prints an
              error message `illegal redirect by FTP server'. With  this  option,  which  may  be
              given  more  than  once,  you  can add additional addresses to the internal list of
              allowed data connection targets. IP4 has to be an IPv4 address or a  list  of  IPv4
              addresses, separated by commas.
              The environment variable FTPCOPY_ALLOW_PASV_IP serves the same purpose.
              Note:  Do not use this option without thinking: FTP redirects may be used to launch
              denial of service attacks against innocent targets.
              This option was added in version 0.6.1.

              Use select, not poll.
              Do not use the poll() system call even if it's available, but use select() instead.
              This allows the program to be used together with runsocks from the socks5 reference
              Please note that you will need a directly reachable name server anyway, as the  DNS
              library in use does not support SOCKS (you can always use IP addresses).
              This option was added in version 0.3.8.

   Help options:
              Show usage examples.

              Where to find related information.

              Show version: ftpls (ftpcopy) 0.6.7.

       --help Show a list of options or the long help on one.
              The use with an argument shows the long help text
              of that option, without an argument it will list
              all options.

              Show longer help texts for all or one option.


       Generate a HTML index page:
         ftpls \
         --html --title 'CVS tree index by date' \
         --urlprefix  \
         --newest \ \
         > SOMEWHERE/cvs-trees/index-by-date.html


       Copyright (C) 2003 Uwe Ohse.

       The software comes with NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.

       This  package  is  published  unter the terms of the GNU General Public License version 2.
       Later versions of the GPL may or may not apply, see


       Uwe Ohse, <>.


       Please report bugs to <>


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                                            2005-04-28                                   ftpls(1)