Need a good FTP program

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  1. somecows macrumors member

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    Can someone suggest a good FREE FTP program that I can run on 10.3? I used to run fetch on os 9 but it appears that fetch isn't free anymore.

    Thanks
     
  2. KershMan macrumors 6502

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    Open terminal, then type ftp (IP or hostname) and return.

    Type bin to change to binary, type get to retrieve a file, type put to upload a file.

    By the way, I use Captain FTP, but it costs a little bit.
     
  3. somecows thread starter macrumors member

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    What is the path to the files I want to upload? I need to upload a file called gigs.html which is in a folder called webroot on my hard drive.

    Thanks!

    And if anyone else knows of a free FTP program, let me know. I'm cheap, what can I say.
     
  4. somecows thread starter macrumors member

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    I figured out that I can drag and drop the file into the terminal window, so I do that, and then I hit return, and then it says (remote file) and I don't know what that means.

    Thanks again.
     
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  7. somecows thread starter macrumors member

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    When I checked out Fetch it was only free for 15 days and then you had to pay. Am I missing something? Is there a free version that will run on 10.3?
     
  8. jxyama macrumors 68040

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    get fugu. it supports sftp and other secure protocols. may or may not work for simple ftp, never tried. not the best interface but it's completely free.

    versiontracker.com

    edit: nevermind, one of the comments state how this won't work with regular ftp. maybe you can keep it on your Mac for future use in secure protocols?
     
  9. whawho macrumors regular

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    Finder?

    I have been using the new finder for FTP and it's nice. Apple has fixed the FTP in the finder so that it's not just read only anymore.
     
  10. mikepctp macrumors member

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    Hey there bud;

    Viacom FTP client software... it is free... all the time...

    respond to my with a PM if you like and an email address and I will stuffit and send it. Great worker and free.

    Mp
     
  11. thekaiser macrumors member

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    I use a program called Fugu. It was developed by the University of Michigan and is free. It is also a sftp client, so it is secure. It is very nice. It has a metal interface and is very easy to use. It is extremely full featured for being free. Check it out. It won an Apple Design Award.

    http://rsug.itd.umich.edu/software/fugu/
     
  12. eclipse525 macrumors 6502a

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    Re: Finder?

    Where is it in the finder? I've been looking. Thanks.

    ~e
     
  13. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    You need to move to the folder before you start ftp. It might go like:

    cd /webroot
    ftp www.mywebserver.com
    (asks for login id and password and you respond)
    put gigs.html gigs.html
    exit

    and that's about it. The second name on the put is the name you want to call it on the server. If you're not in the correct directory once you're on the server, you can cd to it, just as you would on your local machine.
     
  14. mikepctp macrumors member

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    You guys all work too hard...

    Get Viacomsoft FTP Client. It is freeware.

    Double click the icon, enter the FTP site address you wish to grab from or send to and then enter your password...
    It opens with two windows... the server is on the left and your computer is on the right. Navigate through the right window to find the file you want to send and then drag it to the left (the server you are FTPing to)... or visa-versa... passworded access provided by the host... too easy.

    OS8 - 10 compatible

    Technology is great in theory but simplicity makes it work.

    MP
     
  15. OutThere macrumors 603

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    Get a fetch educational license - its free if you are in school and fetch is a great program. Try it, you won't be sorry!
     
  16. big macrumors 65816

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    yeah, I got my educational license, its great! in the finder, if you command+K you can connect to a server using ftp://, though you can only "view" the site, apple needs to make it so you can launch it as its own disk.
     
  17. Thirteenva macrumors 6502a

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    Re: Finder?

    I've been unable to use two way ftp from the finder. It tells me the mounted volume is read only. Am I missing something?
     
  18. big macrumors 65816

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    That's what I was trying to say... I have the same issue as well. This should be fixed. I've tried messing with users, keychains, et al... can not get it to work, however,typing in ftp://apple.com then asks me to enter a username & passwd, so I imagine my finder is getting close to working... just not for my site
     
  19. joeyjojoe macrumors regular

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    fetch (if you are a student/teacher/admin) otherwise use rbrowserlite.
     
  20. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    Re: Re: Finder?

    No, you're not missing anything. That's the way it works.

    I haven't tried it but I'm wondering if going through the Finder sidebar Network icon would work both ways. I've found that I can't use the Connect to Server option to get to my other machine, but I can get there through the sidebar.

    I like CuteFTP, though, if I really have some odd patterns or need to upload a whole folder.
     
  21. etoiles macrumors 6502a

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    Re: Re: Re: Finder?

    I just found out today, was trying to delete a file on my site and it said 'read only', even though I had to enter username and password.

    Common Apple, there must be a way to build this fonctionality into the standard Finder...it seems pretty useless the way it is (or am I missing something ?).

    Anyway, I downloaded 'SimpleFTP' which works fine, but maaaaaaaaan
    :rolleyes:
     
  22. eclipse525 macrumors 6502a

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    What are the Top Three FTP clients on OS X? Thanks!

    ~e
     

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