I need something like Filezilla that does the same thing in a console. The default ftp client on Ubuntu can only upload files, mput doesn't seem to work on folders. I have many folders and sub folders and doing so via command line is a pain. Also scp etc is not an option for me. Thanks.

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Have a look at ncftp and its ncftpput -R command.

  • Cool! It even comes by default. :) Dec 21, 2009 at 8:12
  • Thank you so much! I was looking for this tool for ages, I used it in 2006 and I forgot its name, now here it is!
    – Diego
    Dec 29, 2010 at 16:42

lftp in conjunction with the mirror -R command.


The ncftp family is a very slick and powerful command line client that supports everything you want including interactive and batch jobs.

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