need a good freeware ftp program

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  1. rowanhall macrumors member

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    i was wondering of the good patrons of macrumours could recommend a good free ftp application.

    thanks! :)
     
  2. JeDiBoYTJ macrumors 6502a

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    RBrowser Lite. I use this program to upload and download to my friends server all the time. works great.
     
  3. Bozola macrumors regular

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    Built in FTP

    At the risk of sounding silly....
    Applications -> Utilities -> Terminal


    % ftp hostname
     
  4. Sedulous macrumors 68000

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    I fully agree with Bozola. The terminal FTP is sufficient for much of my FTP needs. However, I don't know if it supports SFTP (which a number of services require). Otherwise, while not "freeware", Fetch is a longstanding Mac FTP client... and can be used even after the trial period expires (just be patient).

    -edit-

    Ahh, I see terminal has sftp as well. Excellent!
     
  5. hhlee macrumors 6502

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  6. DXoverDY macrumors 6502a

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    Cyberduck!!!

    http://cyberduck.ch/

    oh and if you want to use the terminal stuff... the commandline app sftp will do "sftp" :p

    "man sftp" at the command line for help
     
  7. wichard macrumors newbie

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    ftp

    i like transmit. you can get a demo that does everything for like 10 mins. for me thats fine.
     
  8. Brigrat macrumors member

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  11. Majglow macrumors newbie

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    The terminal is good enough for me. ftp, sftp, scp, etc...
     
  12. lexfuzo macrumors 6502

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    There is ftp as well as sftp on the command line.
    If you'd like freeware with a GUI, try Cyberduck.
    The very best client, to my opinion, is Transmit, it is not free, though.
     
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  16. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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    I use ftp/sftp in Terminal some times and RBrowser Lite on others. Have applied for an EDU license on Fetch, because I used to have Fetch back in the OS 9 days...
     
  17. cleanup macrumors 68030

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    Should've read this thread before I bought Transmit...

    Oh well. :)
     
  18. ham_man macrumors 68020

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    Downloaded Cyberduck per the recommendations on this thread. Thanks guys....:)
     
  19. jayeskreezy macrumors 65816

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    I downloaded Fetch and Cyberduck and I like Fetch better
     

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