USING FTP TO TRANSFER FILES BETWEEN COMPUTERS

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Unformatted text preview: --------------------------------------------------------------------------USING FTP TO TRANSFER FILES BETWEEN COMPUTERS--------------------------------------------------------------------------Students sometimes want to transfer files between rohan and their home PC,such as at the end of the semester when "class accounts" are set to expire."FTP" software is the most commonly used software for transferring filesbetween two computers."FTP" means "file transfer protocol," which is an old and popular Internetprotocol (communication standard) for transferring files between computers.PCs and Macs usually come with ftp software.The basic ftp software that comes with Windows is used at the MS-DOS prompt(sometimes called the Command Prompt). Fancier, graphical ftp softwarealso exists.The instructions below explain how to use the basic ftp softwarethat usually comes with PCs.(Note: Your PC or Mac must have Internet access to use FTP.)Note: you can also transfer files between two rohan accounts, or betweenany two computers. At the rohan prompt, type "ftp blah" (without thequotes) where "blah" is replaced by the machine you want to connect to,e.g. rohan.sdsu.edu . Then, continue at Step 4 in the instructions below.Note: always be careful when you transfer a file. If there is a filein your current directory, and you then use ftp to "get" (receive) a remotefile with the same name, your original file will be erased and replacedby the copy of the remote file that you just transferred. So, be awareof name conflicts when transferring files with ftp.of name conflicts when transferring files with ftp....
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