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Connect to the FTP client using the Windows command line

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Updated May 2, 2017

Overview

This article describes how to use the Windows command prompt to connect to an FTP server.

Environment

All Serv-U versions

Steps

  1. Click Start, select Run, and then enter cmd (Windows NT/2000/XP) or command (Windows 9x/ME). This gives you a blank c:\> prompt.
  2. Enter ftp.
  3. Enter open.
  4. Enter the IP address or domain that you want to connect to.
  5. Enter your user name and password when prompted.

You can now send FTP commands to the server.

 

Some common commands used by the command line client are Put, Get, Dir, and CD. The following example shows a successful login via the command line:

C:\>ftp
ftp> open
To 127.0.0.1
Connected to 127.0.0.1.
220 Serv-U FTP Server v4.2 for WinSock ready...
User (127.0.0.1:(none)): user_name
331 User name okay, need password.
Password:your_password
230 User logged in, proceed.
ftp> dir

 

 

 

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