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Old 11-28-2005, 08:50 AM   #1
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ftp file listing: how to pipe to less?

If I list files via ftp (ls) and the files do not fit on my screen, how can i pipe them?
does not work in the ftp promt.
Old 11-28-2005, 09:27 AM   #2
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yeah it wouldn't work on ftp propmt because its not one of the allowed commands

not quite sure how you can use the ftp ls in a less/more style way but if you use shift-pageup shift-pagedown then you can scroll through past output
Old 11-29-2005, 08:45 PM   #3
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Try using ncftp, nice & easy CLI FTP client.


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