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ncftpls(1)                                                          ncftpls(1)

       ncftpls - Internet file transfer program for scripts

       ncftpls [options]

   Command line flags:
       -m      Use  a machine readable list format, if the server supports it.  This requires that the server software
               support the MLSD extensions, and many implementations do not have these features.

       -1      Most basic format, one item per line.

       -l      Long list format.

       -C      Columnized list format. This is the default list format.

       -R      Recurse all subdirectories while listing.

       -a      Show all files, if server allows it (as in "/bin/ls -a").

       -i XX   Filter the listing (if server supports it) with the wildcard XX.

       -x -XX  Set the ls flags to use on the server.

       -u XX   Use username XX instead of anonymous.

       -p XX   Use password XX with the username.

       -P XX   Use port number XX instead of the default FTP service port (21).

       -d XX   Use the file XX for debug logging.

       -t XX   Timeout after XX seconds.

       -E      Use regular (PORT) data connections.

       -F      Use passive (PASV) data connections.  The default is to use passive, but to fallback to regular if  the
               passive connection fails or times out.

       -r XX   Redial a maximum of XX times until connected to the remote FTP server.

       -W XX   Send raw FTP command XX after logging in.

       -X XX   Send raw FTP command XX after each file transferred.

       -Y XX   Send raw FTP command XX before logging out.

               The  -W,  -X,  and -Y options are useful for advanced users who need to tweak behavior on some servers.
               For example, users accessing mainframes might need to send some special SITE commands to set  blocksize
               and record format information.

               For these options, you can use them multiple times each if you need to send multiple commands.  For the
               -X option, you can use the cookie %s to expand into the name of the file that was transferred.

       -o XX   Set advanced option XX.

               This option is used primarily for debugging.  It sets the value of an internal variable to  an  integer
               value.   An example usage would be: -o useFEAT=0,useCLNT=1 which in this case, disables use of the FEAT
               command and enables the CLNT command.  The available  variables  include:  usePASV,  useSIZE,  useMDTM,
               useREST,  useNLST_a,  useNLST_d, useFEAT, useMLSD, useMLST, useCLNT, useHELP_SITE, useSITE_UTIME, STAT-
               fileParamWorks, NLSTfileParamWorks, require20, allowProxyForPORT, doNotGetStartCWD.

       The purpose of ncftpls is to do remote directory listings using the File Transfer Protocol without entering  an
       interactive shell.  This lets you write shell scripts or other unattended processes that can do FTP.

       The default behavior is to print the directory listing in columnized format (i.e. ls -CF), but that is not very
       useful for scripting.  This example uses the -1 flag, to print one file per line:

           $ ncftpls -1

       You can also do a remote "ls -l", by using "ncftpls -l".  If you want to try other flags, you have to use  them
       with the -x flag.  For example, if you wanted to do a remote "ls -lrt", you could do this:

           $ ncftpls -x "-lrt"

       By  default the program tries to open the remote host and login anonymously, but you can specify a username and
       password information like you can with ncftpget or ncftpput.

       Note that the standard specifies that URL pathnames are are relative pathnames.  For FTP, this means that  URLs
       specify  relative  pathnames  from  the  start  directory, which for user logins, are typically the user's home
       directory.  If you want to use absolute pathnames, you need to include a literal slash, using  the  "%2F"  code
       for a "/" character.  Examples:

           $ ncftpls -u linus
           $ ncftpls

       ncftpls returns the following exit values:

       0       Success.

       1       Could not connect to remote host.

       2       Could not connect to remote host - timed out.

       3       Transfer failed.

       4       Transfer failed - timed out.

       5       Directory change failed.

       6       Directory change failed - timed out.

       7       Malformed URL.

       8       Usage error.

       9       Error in login configuration file.

       10      Library initialization failed.

       11      Session initialization failed.

       Mike Gleason, NcFTP Software (

       ncftpput(1), ncftpget(1), ncftp(1), ftp(1), rcp(1), tftp(1).

       LibNcFTP (

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