|Contents|| ||How to FTP files to the NWTC|
To send files to us at the NWTC, please use the FTP program that comes with your computer. One is included with Windows and all UNIX variants. At a command or shell prompt (Windows users can do <Start><Run>), enter:
You will be prompted for a user name, enter:
For the password, enter your email address. At the ftp prompt, enter:
This will generate a list of folders available for receiving data. They are generally assigned to projects or individuals.
For instance, if you want to send something to Marshall Buhl, there is a folder called mbuhl. For uploading files in such a way as to make them unreadable by others, Marshall has created a write-only folder called uploads. To upload a file for Marshall, enter:
Change into the local directory where the files to be uploaded are located. For example:
To see a list in the current directory on your local system, enter:
The "!" is used to tell ftp to execute the command on the local system. You can execute any valid program this way.
If you want to upload binary (files that aren't plain text), enter:
To upload a single file, enter:
You can repeat this many times. To upload multiple files using wildcards (for instance, all .txt files), enter:
You will not be able to see a listing of the files you've uploaded because only Marshall has that permission for his uploads folder. Once you are done, log off by entering:
For questions about transferring files to or from the NWTC, please contact Marshall Buhl.
This page was last updated by M. Buhl on 29-December-2005.
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