whats a good FREE ftp program

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  1. MonsterZero macrumors member

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    anything that is great that dosnet require me to pay for it.
     
  2. HexMonkey Administrator

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    I haven't tried many programs, I just stuck with the first free one I got that works, so it might not necessary be the best. It's called Cyberduck, it's very easy to use, has a nice interface, and it's open source.

    For more information, the official site is here.
     
  3. realityisterror macrumors 65816

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    rbrowserlite (versiontracker link) is probably the most common and probably best free ftp program...

    if you ever decide to upgrade to a paid program, panic's Transmit is a great program...

    reality
     
  4. Krizoitz macrumors 6502a

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    fugu
     
  5. Giaguara macrumors 6502a

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    for really fst stuff where i dont need the gui, i use terminal

    for the other stuff - rbrowser lite.
     
  6. Freakk123 macrumors regular

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    Yeah, fugu is easy to use, and has a great interface. Be sure to check this one out!
     
  7. mms macrumors 6502a

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    ftp from command line works too if you know how to use it.
     
  8. janey macrumors 603

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    imho transmit is well worth the money. its the best graphical ftp program available for os x (all the other stuff, rbrowser, cyberduck, something's always just not that great about it).
    Panic makes great Mac software, support them :p
     
  9. rendezvouscp macrumors 68000

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    I just experimented with logging into my ftp server through the terminal, but are there any man pages on how to use it, or can anyone suggest a good website that shows me how to use ftp through the terminal?
    Thanks in advance,
    -Chase
     
  10. Krizoitz macrumors 6502a

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    I still say stick with fugu. Its free, its won an award from Apple, its well designed, and its got a cool name!
     
  11. powerbookje macrumors member

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    the built in ftp in finder or terminal does all I need!
     
  12. kettle macrumors 65816

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    Yes, this really is a good piece of kit, fast for browsing your mac with too. :)
     
  13. Jeewhizz macrumors regular

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    Load up finder, hit cmd +k and then login that way - it'll mount the ftp account for you in finder, and you can just drag and drop files :)

    jee
     
  14. BornAgainMac macrumors 603

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    Safari

    Even Safari can be used as a FTP program. From the URL bar enter in the ftp site.

    ftp://[name or ip address]
     
  15. MacManDan macrumors 6502

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    Cyberduck

    Cyberduck is an awesome free FTP program (even supports SFTP). It's a really good program :)

    http://icu.unizh.ch/~dkocher/cyberduck/

    It has some good powerful features (like external editor support, rendezvous support, and keychain support) that don't get in the way if you just need something simple.
     
  16. Xero macrumors 6502

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    yes but as far as i know, (and please correct me if im wrong) you cant upload files this way.
     
  17. mms macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, you're right. Finder does read-only FTP, no writing to an FTP server. I'm hoping that the Finder would have built-in read and write FTP in the next major revision, because it is a sorely neede feature. I don't know why it's not included right now, since it can't be that hard of a feature to implement.
     
  18. cubist macrumors 68020

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    Jeesh!!

    Open terminal.
    At the % prompt:

    ftp <server>
    for example: ftp snerdly.gwonkal.com

    username: anonymous
    blah blah blah : youremail@whatever.com

    ftp>

    At this prompt, you can say: help

    The basic commands are
    get <filename>
    and
    put <filename>

    When you're done, say: bye

    Don't be afraid of Unix. Embrace it and make it a part of your psyche.
     

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