Frequently Asked Questions
FTP access using Terminal
Last Updated 3 years ago
You can turn on Terminal with 2 different ways. Application can be found on upper left panel in Applications > Accessories > Terminal or you can start it if you press Ctrl + Shift + T at the same time.
Open Windows button located on down left and search in search bar. The terminal window will be loaded when you open program as shown on picture bellow.
Open any folder. You will see on your left side Applications, click to open that directory then open Utilities. There you will locate program Terminal.
FTP pristup na server
No matter what operative system are you using, FTP access is the same and you are connecting to it as we will present bellow. We will be using fictional login data, so be sure to change it to your login data:
hostname: ftp ftp.macbook.de
Type in terminal the following ftp your hostname (1)
If the connection was successful, ftp is going to ask for a valid user that has access to the server.
Then type your username and after that password, just know that characters that you type for password will not be shown on screen. (2)
After that, if you did enter the correct login info, you will see on your screen output somewhat similar to the following picture:
Best way to check if your ftp account is connected and that connection is working well is to use simple command such as ls , as it will list the names of the files in the current remote directory.
Note: You wont be able to connect via FTP or you will get errors, if you haven't connected to our VPN client. You can see how you can set it up in link here.
bye/quit - exit the FTP environment
cd – to change directory on the remote machine
delete – to delete (remove) a file in the current remote directory
get – to copy one file from the remote machine to the local machine
help – to request a list of all available FTP commands
ls – to list the names of the files in the current remote directory
mkdir – to make a new directory within the current remote directory
mget – to copy multiple files from the remote machine to the local machine; you are prompted for a y/n answer before transferring each file
mput – to copy multiple files from the local machine to the remote machine; you are prompted for a y/n answer before transferring each file
put – to copy one file from the local machine to the remote machine
pwd – to find out the pathname of the current directory on the remote machine
rmdir – to remove (delete) a directory in the current remote directory