NixUser | Unix User | Linux User | NixUser

UNIX FTP Commands Tutorial

File Transfer Protocol or FTP is a network protocol used to copy a file from one computer to another over the Internet or LAN. The default port for ftp is 21 and is based on client-server architecture.

Use the following command syntax to connect to the FTP server:

ftp or

ftp IP-address or


To list the files, use the ls command.

To change directory, use cd <dir> command.

To download file:

get filename

get filename1 filename2

For downloading multiple files, use

mget *

mget *.*

To delete a file:

delete filename

To upload file:

put filename

mput *

Use it for uploading multiple files.

To create directory:

create dirname

To delete directory:

rmdir dirname

Use quit or bye command to exit from the FTP server.