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       ncftpput - Internet file transfer program for scripts


       ncftpput [options] remote-host remote-directory local-files...

       ncftpput -f login.cfg [options] remote-directory local-files...

       ncftpput -c remote-host remote-path-name < stdin

       ncftpput -C remote-host local-path-name remote-path-name


   Command line flags:
       -u XX   Use username XX instead of anonymous.

       -p XX   Use password XX with the username.

       -P XX   Use  port  number  XX  instead  of the default FTP service port

       -j XX   Use account XX in  supplement  to  the  username  and  password

       -d XX   Use the file XX for debug logging.

       -a      Use ASCII transfer type instead of binary.

       -m      Attempt   to  make  the  remote  destination  directory  before

       -t XX   Timeout after XX seconds.

       -U XX   Use value XX for the umask.

       -v/-V   Do (do not)  use  progress  meters.   The  default  is  to  use
               progress meters if the output stream is a TTY.

       -f XX   Read the file XX for host, user, and password information.

       -c      Read   locally  from  standard  input  and  write  remotely  to
               specified pathname.

       -C      Similar to -c, except a local pathname is specified.

       -A      Append to remote files, instead of overwriting them.

       -T XX   Upload into temporary files prefixed by XX.

       -S XX   Upload into temporary files suffixed by XX.

       -R      Recursive mode; copy whole directory trees.

       -r XX   Redial a maximum of XX times until connected to the remote  FTP

       -z/-Z   Do (do not) try to resume transfers.  The default is to not try
               to resume (-Z).

       -E      Use regular (PORT) data connections.

       -F      Use passive (PASV) data connections.  The  default  is  to  use
               passive,  but  to fallback to regular if the passive connection
               fails or times out.

       -DD     Delete local file after successfully uploading it.

       -y      Try using "SITE UTIME" to preserve timestamps on  remote  host.
               Not many remote FTP servers support this, so it may not work.

       -b      Run  in background (by submitting a batch job and then spawning

       -bb     Similar to -b option, but only submits the batch job.  You will
               need to run ncftpbatch for the batch job to be processed.  This
               is useful if you already have a ncftpbatch process running,  or
               wish to have better control of when batch jobs are processed.

               For example, if you wanted to do background processing of three
               files all on the same remote server, it is more polite  to  use
               just   one   ncftpbatch  process  to  process  the  three  jobs
               sequentially, rather than  having  three  ncftpbatch  processes
               open three simultaneous FTP sessions to the same server.

       -B XX   Try setting the TCP/IP socket buffer size to XX bytes.

       -W XX   Send raw FTP command XX after logging in.

       -X XX   Send raw FTP command XX after each file transferred.

       -Y XX   Send raw FTP command XX before logging out.

               The  -W,  -X,  and -Y options are useful for advanced users who
               need to tweak behavior on some  servers.   For  example,  users
               accessing  mainframes  might  need  to  send  some special SITE
               commands to set blocksize and record format information.

               For these options, you can use them multiple times each if  you
               need to send multiple commands.  For the -X option, you can use
               the cookie %s to expand into the name  of  the  file  that  was

       -o XX   Set advanced option XX.

               This option is used primarily for debugging.  It sets the value
               of an internal variable to an integer value.  An example  usage
               would  be:  -o useFEAT=0,useCLNT=1 which in this case, disables
               use of the FEAT command and  enables  the  CLNT  command.   The
               available   variables   include:   usePASV,  useSIZE,  useMDTM,
               useREST,  useNLST_a,  useNLST_d,  useFEAT,  useMLSD,   useMLST,
               useCLNT,   useHELP_SITE,   useSITE_UTIME,   STATfileParamWorks,
               NLSTfileParamWorks,        require20,        allowProxyForPORT,


       The  purpose  of ncftpput is to do file transfers from the command-line
       without entering an interactive  shell.   This  lets  you  write  shell
       scripts  or  other  unattended  processes  that can do FTP.  It is also
       useful for advanced users who want to send files from the shell command
       line without entering an interactive FTP program such as ncftp.

       By  default  the  program  tries  to  open  the  remote  host and login
       anonymously, but you can specify a username and  password  information.
       The  -u  option is used to specify the username to login as, and the -p
       option is used to specify the password.  If you are running the program
       from  the shell, you may omit the -p option and the program will prompt
       you for the password.

       Using the -u and -p options are not recommended, because  your  account
       information  is exposed to anyone who can see your shell script or your
       process information.  For example, someone using the ps  program  could
       see your password while the program runs.

       You  may  use  the -f option instead to specify a file with the account
       information.  However, this is still not secure because anyone who  has
       read  access  to  the information file can see the account information.
       Nevertheless, if you choose to use the -f option the file  should  look
       something like this:

              user gleason
              pass mypassword

       Don’t  forget to change the permissions on this file so no one else can
       read them.

       The -d option is very useful when you are trying to diagnose why a file
       transfer  is failing.  It prints out the entire FTP conversation to the
       file you specify, so you can get an idea of what went  wrong.   If  you
       specify  the  special  name  stdout as the name of the debugging output
       file, the output will instead print to the screen.

       Using ASCII mode is helpful when the text format of your  host  differs
       from  that  of the remote host.  For example, if you are sending a text
       file from a UNIX system to a Windows-based host, you could use  the  -a
       flag  which  would  use ASCII transfer mode so that the file created on
       the Windows machine would be in its native text format instead  of  the
       UNIX text format.

       You  can upload an entire directory tree of files by using the -R flag.

           $ ncftpput -R /incoming /tmp/stuff

       This would create a /incoming/stuff hierarchy on the remote host.

       The -T and -S options are useful when you want to upload  file  to  the
       remote  host,  but you don’t want to use the destination pathname until
       the file is complete.  Using these options,  you  will  not  destroy  a
       remote  file  by  the  same  name  until  your file is finished.  These
       options are also useful when a remote process on the remote host  polls
       a  specific  filename, and you don’t want that process to see that file
       until you know the file is finished sending.  Here is an  example  that
       uploads   to   the   file   /pub/incoming/README,  using  the  filename
       /pub/incoming/README.tmp as a temporary filename:

           $ ncftpput -S .tmp /pub/incoming /a/README

       A neat way to pipe the output from any local command into a remote file
       is  to  use  the  -c  option,  which denotes that you’re using stdin as
       input.  The following example shows how to make a backup and  store  it
       on a remote machine:

           $ tar cf - / | ncftpput -c /usr/local/backup.tar


       ncftpput returns the following exit values:

       0       Success.

       1       Could not connect to remote host.

       2       Could not connect to remote host - timed out.

       3       Transfer failed.

       4       Transfer failed - timed out.

       5       Directory change failed.

       6       Directory change failed - timed out.

       7       Malformed URL.

       8       Usage error.

       9       Error in login configuration file.

       10      Library initialization failed.

       11      Session initialization failed.


       Mike Gleason, NcFTP Software (


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