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Copying files from Yoyo to disk
Follow these steps:
Your file list would look something like:
- Login to your mfs account. You'll get a prompt like
- At this prompt type '
ftp yoyo' [don't include the apostrophes].
- Type your username at the
user:prompt and password at the
- You are now connected to yoyo. If you want to save your files to drive A:, put your disk into drive A and type '
- If you type '
dir', you will see a listing of files. Pick any files that you want to get, and to actually get them you type '
get filename' [so if you wanted the file called 'blah' you'd type '
get blah' - without the apostrophes again.
- If you are getting files that are compressed or are pictures or executables, then you must type '
bin' before getting files.drwxr-xr-x 2 wally hero 512 Oct 16 11:06 .nn -rw-r--r-- 1 wally hero 4161 Apr 9 12:36 .pine-debug1 -rw-r--r-- 1 wally hero 6012 Apr 9 12:23 .pine-debug2 -rw-r--r-- 1 wally hero 1546 Apr 9 12:27 .pinerc -rwxr--r-- 1 wally hero 177 Mar 18 1994 .profile -rwxr-xr-x 1 wally hero 65 Mar 18 1994 .tcshrc drwxr-xr-x 5 wally hero 512 Oct 19 16:21 .tin drwxr-xr-x 2 wally hero 512 Oct 19 16:21 Mail drwxr-xr-x 2 wally hero 512 May 29 1994 News drwx------ 2 wally hero 512 Mar 29 18:28 mailThe thing represented by drwx indicates that whatever file you have there is a DIRECTORY. So, ".tin", "Mail", "News", and "mail" are all directories. You can change into these directories by typing '
cd directoryname' [e.g. '
cd .tin' to go into your .tin directory] To get out of a directory, type '
So basically the commands you need to learn once you are in ftp are 'get' 'cd', 'dir', and 'del'.
If you files are on /tmp, then you can just type '
cd /tmp' to get there.
The Computer Centre has an information sheet on using ftp.
Here is a sample run, I get and delete the file 'received' which is in my mail directory:
F:\LOGIN> ftp yoyo Trying 184.108.40.206... Connected to yoyo.cc.monash.edu.au. 220 yoyo.cc.monash.edu.au FTP server (Version 2.0WU(16) Thu Apr 29 23:31:17 EST 1993) ready. Name (yoyo:cjw): wally 331 Password required for wally. Password: 230 User wally logged in. ftp> lcd a: <----------- this lowercase a is important! Changed path to a:\ ftp> cd Mail 250 CWD command successful. ftp> dir 200 PORT command successful. 150 Opening ASCII mode data connection for /bin/ls. total 12 -rw-r--r-- 1 wally hero 12078 Apr 29 1993 received 226 Transfer complete. 77 bytes received in 0.11 seconds (0.71 Kbytes/s) ftp> bin 200 Type set to I. ftp> get received 200 PORT command successful. 150 Opening ASCII mode data connection for received (12078 bytes). 226 Transfer complete. local: received remote: received 12116 bytes received in 0.32 seconds (37 Kbytes/s) ftp> del received 250 DELE command successful. ftp> quit 221 Goodbye. F:\LOGIN>
Many thanks to the anonymous author of this tutorial.