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Old 08-05-2007, 04:51 AM   #1
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Angry no ftp command

I am using PCLinuxOS 2007. I tried to ftp another linux machine, but get the following error...

[root@userk ~]# ftp
-bash: ftp: command not found

Have I missed something during the installation?
Old 08-05-2007, 07:18 AM   #2
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You probably do not have a FTP client installed. Use the package manager and look for 'ftp' or 'ftp client'.

Command not found is either a case of not installed, or not in the path. If you use the package manager to install, the binary files will get installed to standard locations in the path. To see what path is set to, on a konsole run the command 'echo $PATH' and the system will output the curent PATH setting.

Hope this helps.
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PCLOS 2007 has the following two ftp clients available in the Synaptic Package Manager.

lftp for command line

gftp for X GUI

I don't know why neither is installed by default. I guess that the developers had to make choices about what is installed on a default system because they can't fit everything on one CD-ROM. These days I would guess that most people use a web browser for ftp.

Log on as root. Start Synaptic. Click the Search button. Enter ftp and click Search. You can click on either or both of the available ftp clients, mark for installation, then click the apply button.


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