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       ncftpput - Internet file transfer program for scripts


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

       ncftpput [options] bookmark-name 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 (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.

       -m      Attempt to make the remote destination directory before copying.

       -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 server.

       -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 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 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

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

           $ 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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