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       ncftpget - Internet file transfer program for scripts


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

       ncftpget [options] bookmark-name local-directory remote-files...

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

       ncftpget [options]

       ncftpget -c [options] remote-host remote-file > stdout

       ncftpget -C [options] remote-host remote-file local-path-name

       ncftpget -c [options] > stdout


   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 (21).

       -j XX   Use account XX in supplement to the username and password (deprecated).

       -d XX   Use the file XX for debug logging.

       -a      Use ASCII transfer type instead of binary.

       -t XX   Timeout after XX seconds.

       -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 from remote host and write locally to standard out.

       -C      Read from remote host and write locally to specified pathname.

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

       -z/-Z   Do (do not) try to resume transfers.  The default is to 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 remote file after successfully downloading it.

       -R      Recursive mode; copy whole directory trees.

       -T      Do  not  use  automatic on-the-fly TAR mode for downloading whole directory trees.
               ncftpget uses TAR whenever possible since this usually  preserves  symbolic  links
               and  file  permissions.   TAR  mode  can  also  result  in  faster  transfers  for
               directories containing many small files, since a single  data  connection  can  be
               used  rather  than  an  FTP  data connection for each small file.  The downside to
               using TAR is that it forces downloading of the whole directory, even  if  you  had
               previously  downloaded a portion of it earlier, so you may want to use this option
               if you want to resume downloading of a directory.

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

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

       -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 transferred.

       -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 ncftpget 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  retrieve  files  from  the
       shell command line without entering an interactive FTP program such as ncftp.

       One particularly useful feature of this program is that you can give it a uniform resource
       locator as the only argument and the program will download that file.  You can  then  copy
       and paste from your web browser or newsreader and use that URL.  Example:

           $ cd /tmp
           $ ncftpget
           $ zcat ncftp.tar.Z | tar xf -

       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 mypasswd

       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.  Example:

           $ ncftpget -d stdout . /pub/README
           220: FTP server ready.
           Connected to
           Cmd: USER anonymous
           331: Guest login ok, send your complete e-mail address as password.
           Cmd: PASS xxxxxxxx
           230: Welcome!
           Logged in to as anonymous.
           Cmd: TYPE I
           200: Type set to I.
           Cmd: PORT 192,168,9,37,6,76
           200: PORT command successful.
           Cmd: RETR /pub/README
           550: /pub/README: File in use.
           Cmd: QUIT
           221: Goodbye.

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

       You  can  retrieve  an entire directory tree of files by using the -R flag.  However, this
       will work only if the remote FTP server is a UNIX server, or emulates UNIX's list  output.

           $ ncftpget -R /tmp /pub/ncftp

       This would create a /tmp/ncftp hierarchy.


       ncftpget 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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