ftp connection via Midnight Commander

Midnight Commander has ability to connect to ftp in a pane, so it’s possible to use it to connect to a remote FTP server.

Go to Shell, execute mc and press F9 to call the menu. Select Left/Right window, select FTP Link

Enter FTP server details in one of the following formats:

username:password@host           #for non-anonymous login;
host                             #for anonymous login;
!username:password@host          #for servers behind the firewall, through proxy servers;
username:password@host:port      #for servers using non std port;
username:password@host/directory #to go to specific directory. 

Once you’ve connected to your remote FTP server, you can copy any files or folders between the panes in your Midnight Commander and any directory on your remote FTP server.

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