gftp - a graphical ftp client
gftp [options] [[proto://][ user : [pass] @] site [: port ][/ directory
gFTP is a multiprotocol file transfer program for X Windows and the
console. It features support for the FTP, SSH, HTTP, and local file
system protocols, simultaneous downloads, resuming of interrupted file
transfers, file transfer queues, downloading of entire directores, ftp
and http proxy support, remote directory caching, bookmarks menu, stop
button and many more features
You may enter a url on the command line that gFTP will automatically
connect to when it starts up.
Display program usage, and quit
This will display the current version of gFTP, and exit
This tells gFTP to download the files and directories specified
in the url passed on the command line.
user This is the username that you will login as to the remote site.
If no username is supplied, the default is to login as anony-
pass This is the password you will use to login to the remotesite. If
you do not enter a password, then gFTP will ask you for one when
it starts up. I do not recommend entering your password on the
command prompt. Anyone that has access to your machine will be
able to see your username and password with the ps(1) command.
If you are logging in as anonymous, you do not need to pass a
password since gFTP will automatically send your email address
as your password.
site This is the remote site you want to connect to
port This is the port that the remote server is listening on. If you
do not enter a port, it will default to using the ftp port
listed in the services(5) file. If the entry doesn’t exist
there, it will default to port 21.
This is the default directory to change to once you are con-
nected to the remote server.
Per user configuration file. This file is commented very well,
so that is why there isn’t a manpage for it. Most of the options
in here can be set inside gFTP itself.
If you find any bugs in gFTP, please report them directly to the
Brian Masney <firstname.lastname@example.org> - http://www.gftp.org/
FEBURARY 2001 GFTP(1)
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