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       ncftpget - Internet file transfer program for scripts

       ncftpget [options] remote-host local-directory remote-files...

       ncftpget -f login.cfg [options] local-directory remote-files...

       ncftpget [options] ftp://url.style.host/path/name

       ncftpget -c [options] remote-host remote-file > stdout

       ncftpget -C [options] remote-host remote-file local-path-name

       ncftpget -c [options] ftp://url.style.host/path/name > stdout

   Command line flags:
       -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

       -j XX   Use account XX in supplement to the username and password (dep

       -d XX   Use the file XX for debug logging.

       -a      Use ASCII transfer type instead of binary.

       -t XX   Timeout after XX seconds.

       -v/-V   Do  (do	not)  use  progress  meters.   The  default  is to use
	       progress meters if the output stream is a TTY.

       -f XX   Read the file XX for host, user, and password information.

       -c      Read from remote host and write locally to standard out.

       -C      Read from remote host and write locally to specified  pathname.

       -A      Append to local files, instead of overwriting them.

       -z/-Z   Do  (do not) try to resume transfers.  The default is to try to
	       resume (-z).

       -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.

       -DD     Delete remote file after successfully downloading it.

       -R      Recursive mode; copy whole directory trees.

       -T      Do not use automatic on-the-fly TAR mode for downloading  whole
	       directory  trees.   ncftpget  uses  TAR whenever possible since
	       this usually preserves symbolic	links  and  file  permissions.
	       TAR  mode  can  also result in faster transfers for directories
	       containing many small files, since a single data connection can
	       be used rather than an FTP data connection for each small file.
	       The downside to using TAR is that it forces downloading of  the
	       whole  directory,  even if you had previously downloaded a por
	       tion of it earlier, so you may want to use this option  if  you
	       want to resume downloading of a directory.

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

       -b      Run in background (by submitting a batch job and then  spawning

       -bb     Similar to -b option, but only submits the batch job.  You will
	       need to run ncftpbatch for the batch job to be processed.  This
	       is  useful if you already have a ncftpbatch process running, or
	       wish to have better control of when batch jobs are processed.

	       For example, if you wanted to do background processing of three
	       files  all  on the same remote server, it is more polite to use
	       just one ncftpbatch process to process the three  jobs  sequen
	       tially,	rather	than  having  three  ncftpbatch processes open
	       three simultaneous FTP sessions to the same server.

       -B XX   Try setting the TCP/IP socket buffer size to XX bytes.

       -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

       -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,  useR
	       EST,  useNLST_a, useNLST_d, useFEAT, useMLSD, useMLST, useCLNT,
	       useHELP_SITE, useSITE_UTIME, STATfileParamWorks, NLSTfileParam
	       Works, require20, allowProxyForPORT, doNotGetStartCWD.

       The  purpose  of ncftpget is to do file transfers from the command-line
       without entering an interactive	shell.	 This  lets  you  write  shell
       scripts or other unattended processes that can do FTP.  It is also use
       ful for advanced users who want to retrieve files from the  shell  com
       mand line without entering an interactive FTP program such as ncftp.

       One particularly useful feature of this program is that you can give it
       a uniform resource locator as the only argument and  the  program  will
       download  that file.  You can then copy and paste from your web browser
       or newsreader and use that URL.	Example:

	   $ cd /tmp
	   $ ncftpget ftp://ftp.ncftp.com/pub/ncftp/ncftp.tar.Z
	   $ zcat ncftp.tar.Z | tar xf -

       By default the program tries to open the remote host and  login	anony
       mously,	but  you can specify a username and password information.  The
       -u option is used to specify the username  to  login  as,  and  the  -p
       option is used to specify the password.	If you are running the program
       from the shell, you may omit the -p option and the program will	prompt
       you for the password.

       Using  the  -u and -p options are not recommended, because your account
       information is exposed to anyone who can see your shell script or  your
       process	information.   For example, someone using the ps program could
       see your password while the program runs.

       You may use the -f option instead to specify a file  with  the  account
       information.   However, this is still not secure because anyone who has
       read access to the information file can see  the  account  information.
       Nevertheless,  if  you choose to use the -f option the file should look
       something like this:

	   host sphygmomanometer.ncftp.com
	   user gleason
	   pass mypasswd

       Dont forget to change the permissions on this file so no one else  can
       read them.

       The -d option is very useful when you are trying to diagnose why a file
       transfer is failing.  It prints out the entire FTP conversation to  the
       file  you  specify,  so you can get an idea of what went wrong.	If you
       specify the special name stdout as the name  of	the  debugging	output
       file, the output will instead print to the screen.  Example:

	   $ ncftpget -d stdout bowser.nintendo.co.jp . /pub/README
	   220: FTP server ready.
	   Connected to bowser.nintendo.co.jp.
	   Cmd: USER anonymous
	   331: Guest login ok, send your complete e-mail address as password.
	   Cmd: PASS xxxxxxxx
	   230: Welcome!
	   Logged in to bowser.nintendo.co.jp as anonymous.
	   Cmd: TYPE I
	   200: Type set to I.
	   Cmd: PORT 192,168,9,37,6,76
	   200: PORT command successful.
	   Cmd: RETR /pub/README
	   550: /pub/README: File in use.
	   Cmd: QUIT
	   221: Goodbye.

       Using ASCII mode is helpful when the text format of your  host  differs
       from  that  of  the  remote host.  For example, if you are retrieving a
       .TXT file from a Windows-based host to a UNIX system, you could use the
       -a flag which would use ASCII transfer mode so that the file created on
       the UNIX system would be in the UNIX text format instead of the	MS-DOS
       text format.

       You  can  retrieve  an  entire  directory tree of files by using the -R
       flag.  However, this will work only if the remote FTP server is a  UNIX
       server, or emulates UNIXs list output.  Example:

	   $ ncftpget -R ftp.ncftp.com /tmp /pub/ncftp

       This would create a /tmp/ncftp hierarchy.

       ncftpget 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 (http://www.ncftp.com).

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

       LibNcFTP (http://www.ncftp.com/libncftp/).

ncftpget			NcFTP Software			   ncftpget(1)

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