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ncftp (version 3.1.2)

The purpose of ncftp is to provide a powerful and flexible interface to the Internet standard File Transfer Protocol. It is intended to replace the stock ftp program that comes with the system.

Although the program appears to be rather spartan, you'll find that ncftp has a wealth of valuable performance and usage features. The program was designed with an emphasis on usability, and it does as much as it can for you automatically so you can do what you expect to do with a file transfer program, which is transfer files between two inter- connected systems.

Some of the cooler features include progress meters, filename completion, command-line editing, background pro- cessing, auto-resume downloads, bookmarking, cached direc- tory listings, host redialing, working with firewalls and proxies, downloading entire directory trees, etc., etc.