Graphical FTP client from command line

Peder Blom peder.blom at
Wed Feb 11 09:50:27 PST 2004

On Wed, 11 Feb 2004 11:51:47 -0500
"JJB" <Barbish3 at> wrote:

> Yes mc does show graphical directory tree for the local HD, but it
> has no way to be used from within FTP so both local and remote sides
> can be navigated.
> Maybe graphical directory tree is bad selection of words.
> Restated as FTP client that presents an local and remote windows
> that can be individually navigated to specify file to be sent or to
> get and directory to receive it in or to get it from.

Yes, that's exactly what you can do with mc.

1) start mc

2) cd /

3) navigate away, copy files from server, and so on. Just as you would
to with local directories on your HD.

You might have to do some configuration, eg use of passive mode, default
username and so on. But sure it works.

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