is the user interface to the Internet (Trivial File Transfer Protocol), which allows users to transfer files to and from a remote machine. The remote may be specified on the command line, in which case uses as the default host for future transfers (see the command below). Once is running, it issues the prompt and recognizes the following commands: Print help information. Shorthand for "mode ascii" Shorthand for "mode binary" Set the (and optionally for transfers. Note that the protocol, unlike the protocol, does not maintain connections between transfers; thus, the command does not actually create a connection, but merely remembers what host is to be used for transfers. You do not have to use the command; the remote host can be specified as part of the or commands. Get a file or set of files from the specified can be in one of two forms: a filename on the remote host, if the host has already been specified, or a string of the form to specify both a host and filename at the same time. If the latter form is used, the last hostname specified becomes the default for future transfers. Set the mode for transfers; may be one of or The default is Put a file or set of files to the specified remote file or directory. The destination can be in one of two forms: a filename on the remote host, if the host has already been specified, or a string of the form to specify both a host and filename at the same time. If the latter form is used, the hostname specified becomes the default for future transfers. If the remote-directory form is used, the remote host is assumed to be a machine. Exit An end of file also exits. Set the per-packet retransmission timeout, in seconds. Show current status. Set the total transmission timeout, in seconds. Toggle packet tracing. Toggle verbose mode. Because there is no user-login or validation within the protocol, the remote site will probably have some sort of file-access restrictions in place. The exact methods are specific to each site and therefore difficult to document here. The command appeared in

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