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NcFTP is a set of FTP programs that includes the main, CLI, ftp client program ncftp and the separate CLI utilities ncftpget, ncftpput, ncftpls, a batch processing daemon ncftpbatch, and a bookmark manager called ncftpbookmarks.

NcFTP's ftp client supports tab-completion and command line history.


One of ncftp's strengths is its ability to be automated. For example, to do an upload of pictures from the current directory to a server,

ncftpput -u username -p password www/pictures *.jpg

This can be placed in a batch file with little difficulty, while the equivalent commands in regular FTP would be more difficult to script.

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