ncftpls(1)                                                          ncftpls(1)

       ncftpls - Internet file transfer program for scripts

       ncftpls [options]

   Command line flags:
       -1      Most basic format, one item per line.

       -l      Long list format.

       -R      Long  list  format,  recurse subdirectories.  Equivalent to "-x

       -x -XX  Additional ls flags to pass on to 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

       -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

       -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  com-
               mands 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

       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

       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  exam-
       ple, 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 anony-
       mously, but you can specify a username and  password  information  like
       you can with ncftpget or ncftpput.

       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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