The NcFTP package contains a powerful and flexible interface to the Internet standard File Transfer Protocol. It is intended to replace or supplement the stock ftp program.
Download (FTP): ftp://ftp.ncftp.com/ncftp/ncftp-3.1.9-src.tar.bz2
Download MD5 sum: 66cf8dacec848eb11a70632fe9f21807
Download size: 401 KB
Estimated disk space required: 9.9 MB
Estimated build time: 0.3 SBU
There are two ways to build NcFTP. The first (and optimal) way builds most of the functionality as a shared library and then builds and installs the program linked against this library. The second method simply links all of the functionality into the binary statically. This doesn't make the dynamic library available for linking by other applications. You need to choose which method best suits you. Note that the second method does not create an entirely statically linked binary; only the libncftp parts are statically linked in, in this case. Be aware that building and using the shared library is covered by the Clarified Artistic License; however, developing applications that utilize the shared library is subject to a different license.
To install NcFTP using the first (and optimal) method, run the following commands:
./configure --prefix=/usr && make -C libncftp shared
Now, as the root user:
make -C libncftp soinstall
Again, as an unprivileged user:
Again, as the root user:
To install NcFTP using the second method (with the libncftp functionality linked in statically) run the following commands:
./configure --prefix=/usr && make
Now, as the root user:
make -C ... && make -C ...: These commands make and install the dynamic library libncftp which is then used to link against when compiling the main program.
Most NcFTP configuration is done while in the program, and the configuration files are dealt with automatically. One exception to this is ~/.ncftp/prefs_v3. There are various options to alter in there, including:
This disables the splash screen advertising the NcFTPd server.
There are other options in the prefs_v3 file. Most of these are self-explanatory.
is a browser program for File Transfer Protocol.
is an individual batch FTP job processor.
is the NcFTP Bookmark Editor (NCurses-based).
is an internet file transfer program for scripts used to retrieve files.
is an internet file transfer program for scripts used to list files.
is an internet file transfer program for scripts used to transfer files.
is a global batch FTP job processor daemon.
Last updated on 2005-08-01 13:29:19 -0600