ncftpls

NAME
SYNOPSIS
OPTIONS
DESCRIPTION
DIAGNOSTICS
AUTHOR
SEE ALSO

NAME

ncftpls - Internet file transfer program for scripts

SYNOPSIS

ncftpls [options] ftp://url.style/host/path/name/

OPTIONS

Command line flags:

−1

Most basic format, one item per line.

−l

Long list format.

-x -XX

Additional ls flags to pass on to the server.

-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).

-d XX

Use the file XX for debug logging.

-t XX

Timeout after XX seconds.

-F

Use passive (PASV) data connections.

-r XX

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

DESCRIPTION

The purpose of ncftpls is to do remote directory listings using the File Transfer Protocol without entering an interactive shell. This lets you write shell scripts or other unattended processes that can do FTP.

The default behavior is to print the directory listing in columnized format (i.e. ls −CF), but that is not very useful for scripting. This example uses the −1 flag, to print one file per line:

$ ncftpls -1 ftp://ftp.probe.net/pub/ncftp/

You can also do a remote "ls −l", by using "ncftpls −l". If you want to try other flags, you have to use them with the −x flag. For example, if you wanted to do a remote "ls −lrt", you could do this:

$ ncftpls -x "-lrt" ftp://ftp.probe.net/pub/ncftp/

By default the program tries to open the remote host and login anonymously, but you can specify a username and password information like you can with ncftpget or ncftpput.

DIAGNOSTICS

ncftpls 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.

AUTHOR

Mike Gleason, NcFTP Software (mgleason@ncftp.com).

SEE ALSO

ncftpput(1), ncftpget(1), ncftp(1), ftp(1), rcp(1), tftp(1).

LibNcFTP (http://www.ncftp.com/libncftp/).