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FTP client

'lftp' is a sophisticated file transfer program with command line interface. Its multithreaded design lets you issue and execute multiple commands simultaneously or in the background. It also has mirroring capabilities and will reconnect and continue transfers if you get disconnected. Also, if you quit the program while transfers are still in progress, it will switch to nohup mode and finish the transfers in the background. Supported are FTP, HTTP, FISH, SFTP, HTTPS and FTPS protocols. BitTorrent protocol is also supported as 'torrent' command.


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LicenseVerified byVerified onNotes
GPLv3orlaterJanet Casey6 February 2002

Leaders and contributors

Alexander V. Lukyanov Maintainer
See the THANKS file and the po/*.po files in the distribution for a complete list Contributor

Resources and communication

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Bug Tracking,Support E-mail
General Download
Developer VCS Repository Webview

Software prerequisites

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Required to build readline

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 11 October 2013.


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