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IN NO EVENT SHALL THE REGENTS OR CONTRIBUTORS BE LIABLE .\" FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, OR CONSEQUENTIAL .\" DAMAGES (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS .\" OR SERVICES; LOSS OF USE, DATA, OR PROFITS; OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION) .\" HOWEVER CAUSED AND ON ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, STRICT .\" LIABILITY, OR TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE) ARISING IN ANY WAY .\" OUT OF THE USE OF THIS SOFTWARE, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF .\" SUCH DAMAGE. .\" .\" @(#)ftp.1 8.3 (Berkeley) 10/9/94 .\" .Dd October 9, 1994 .Dt FTP 1 .Os BSD 4.2 .Sh NAME .Nm ftp .Nd .Tn ARPANET file transfer program .Sh SYNOPSIS .Nm ftp .Op Fl v .Op Fl d .Op Fl i .Op Fl n .Op Fl g .Op Ar host .Sh DESCRIPTION .Nm Ftp is the user interface to the .Tn ARPANET standard File Transfer Protocol. The program allows a user to transfer files to and from a remote network site. .Pp Options may be specified at the command line, or to the command interpreter. .Bl -tag -width flag .It Fl v Verbose option forces .Nm ftp to show all responses from the remote server, as well as report on data transfer statistics. .It Fl n Restrains .Nm ftp from attempting \*(Lqauto-login\*(Rq upon initial connection. If auto-login is enabled, .Nm ftp will check the .Pa .netrc (see below) file in the user's home directory for an entry describing an account on the remote machine. If no entry exists, .Nm ftp will prompt for the remote machine login name (default is the user identity on the local machine), and, if necessary, prompt for a password and an account with which to login. .It Fl i Turns off interactive prompting during multiple file transfers. .It Fl d Enables debugging. .It Fl g Disables file name globbing. .El .Pp The client host with which .Nm ftp is to communicate may be specified on the command line. If this is done, .Nm ftp will immediately attempt to establish a connection to an .Tn FTP server on that host; otherwise, .Nm ftp will enter its command interpreter and await instructions from the user. When .Nm ftp is awaiting commands from the user the prompt .Ql ftp> is provided to the user. The following commands are recognized by .Nm ftp : .Bl -tag -width Fl .It Ic \&! Op Ar command Op Ar args Invoke an interactive shell on the local machine. If there are arguments, the first is taken to be a command to execute directly, with the rest of the arguments as its arguments. .It Ic \&$ Ar macro-name Op Ar args Execute the macro .Ar macro-name that was defined with the .Ic macdef command. Arguments are passed to the macro unglobbed. .It Ic account Op Ar passwd Supply a supplemental password required by a remote system for access to resources once a login has been successfully completed. If no argument is included, the user will be prompted for an account password in a non-echoing input mode. .It Ic append Ar local-file Op Ar remote-file Append a local file to a file on the remote machine. If .Ar remote-file is left unspecified, the local file name is used in naming the remote file after being altered by any .Ic ntrans or .Ic nmap setting. File transfer uses the current settings for .Ic type , .Ic format , .Ic mode , and .Ic structure . .It Ic ascii Set the file transfer .Ic type to network .Tn ASCII . This is the default type. .It Ic bell Arrange that a bell be sounded after each file transfer command is completed. .It Ic binary Set the file transfer .Ic type to support binary image transfer. .It Ic bye Terminate the .Tn FTP session with the remote server and exit .Nm ftp . An end of file will also terminate the session and exit. .It Ic case Toggle remote computer file name case mapping during .Ic mget commands. When .Ic case is on (default is off), remote computer file names with all letters in upper case are written in the local directory with the letters mapped to lower case. .It Ic \&cd Ar remote-directory Change the working directory on the remote machine to .Ar remote-directory . .It Ic cdup Change the remote machine working directory to the parent of the current remote machine working directory. .It Ic chmod Ar mode file-name Change the permission modes of the file .Ar file-name on the remote sytem to .Ar mode . .It Ic close Terminate the .Tn FTP session with the remote server, and return to the command interpreter. Any defined macros are erased. .It Ic \&cr Toggle carriage return stripping during ascii type file retrieval. Records are denoted by a carriage return/linefeed sequence during ascii type file transfer. When .Ic \&cr is on (the default), carriage returns are stripped from this sequence to conform with the .Ux single linefeed record delimiter. Records on .Pf non\- Ns Ux remote systems may contain single linefeeds; when an ascii type transfer is made, these linefeeds may be distinguished from a record delimiter only when .Ic \&cr is off. .It Ic delete Ar remote-file Delete the file .Ar remote-file on the remote machine. .It Ic debug Op Ar debug-value Toggle debugging mode. If an optional .Ar debug-value is specified it is used to set the debugging level. When debugging is on, .Nm ftp prints each command sent to the remote machine, preceded by the string .Ql \-\-> .It Xo .Ic dir .Op Ar remote-directory .Op Ar local-file .Xc Print a listing of the directory contents in the directory, .Ar remote-directory , and, optionally, placing the output in .Ar local-file . If interactive prompting is on, .Nm ftp will prompt the user to verify that the last argument is indeed the target local file for receiving .Ic dir output. If no directory is specified, the current working directory on the remote machine is used. If no local file is specified, or .Ar local-file is .Fl , output comes to the terminal. .It Ic disconnect A synonym for .Ar close . .It Ic form Ar format Set the file transfer .Ic form to .Ar format . The default format is \*(Lqfile\*(Rq. .It Ic get Ar remote-file Op Ar local-file Retrieve the .Ar remote-file and store it on the local machine. If the local file name is not specified, it is given the same name it has on the remote machine, subject to alteration by the current .Ic case , .Ic ntrans , and .Ic nmap settings. The current settings for .Ic type , .Ic form , .Ic mode , and .Ic structure are used while transferring the file. .It Ic glob Toggle filename expansion for .Ic mdelete , .Ic mget and .Ic mput . If globbing is turned off with .Ic glob , the file name arguments are taken literally and not expanded. Globbing for .Ic mput is done as in .Xr csh 1 . For .Ic mdelete and .Ic mget , each remote file name is expanded separately on the remote machine and the lists are not merged. Expansion of a directory name is likely to be different from expansion of the name of an ordinary file: the exact result depends on the foreign operating system and ftp server, and can be previewed by doing .Ql mls remote-files \- Note: .Ic mget and .Ic mput are not meant to transfer entire directory subtrees of files. That can be done by transferring a .Xr tar 1 archive of the subtree (in binary mode). .It Ic hash Toggle hash-sign (``#'') printing for each data block transferred. The size of a data block is 1024 bytes. .It Ic help Op Ar command Print an informative message about the meaning of .Ar command . If no argument is given, .Nm ftp prints a list of the known commands. .It Ic idle Op Ar seconds Set the inactivity timer on the remote server to .Ar seconds seconds. If .Ar seconds is omitted, the current inactivity timer is printed. .It Ic lcd Op Ar directory Change the working directory on the local machine. If no .Ar directory is specified, the user's home directory is used. .It Xo .Ic \&ls .Op Ar remote-directory .Op Ar local-file .Xc Print a listing of the contents of a directory on the remote machine. The listing includes any system-dependent information that the server chooses to include; for example, most .Ux systems will produce output from the command .Ql ls \-l . (See also .Ic nlist . ) If .Ar remote-directory is left unspecified, the current working directory is used. If interactive prompting is on, .Nm ftp will prompt the user to verify that the last argument is indeed the target local file for receiving .Ic \&ls output. If no local file is specified, or if .Ar local-file is .Sq Fl , the output is sent to the terminal. .It Ic macdef Ar macro-name Define a macro. Subsequent lines are stored as the macro .Ar macro-name ; a null line (consecutive newline characters in a file or carriage returns from the terminal) terminates macro input mode. There is a limit of 16 macros and 4096 total characters in all defined macros. Macros remain defined until a .Ic close command is executed. The macro processor interprets `$' and `\e' as special characters. A `$' followed by a number (or numbers) is replaced by the corresponding argument on the macro invocation command line. A `$' followed by an `i' signals that macro processor that the executing macro is to be looped. On the first pass `$i' is replaced by the first argument on the macro invocation command line, on the second pass it is replaced by the second argument, and so on. A `\e' followed by any character is replaced by that character. Use the `\e' to prevent special treatment of the `$'. .It Ic mdelete Op Ar remote-files Delete the .Ar remote-files on the remote machine. .It Ic mdir Ar remote-files local-file Like .Ic dir , except multiple remote files may be specified. If interactive prompting is on, .Nm ftp will prompt the user to verify that the last argument is indeed the target local file for receiving .Ic mdir output. .It Ic mget Ar remote-files Expand the .Ar remote-files on the remote machine and do a .Ic get for each file name thus produced. See .Ic glob for details on the filename expansion. Resulting file names will then be processed according to .Ic case , .Ic ntrans , and .Ic nmap settings. Files are transferred into the local working directory, which can be changed with .Ql lcd directory ; new local directories can be created with .Ql "\&! mkdir directory" . .It Ic mkdir Ar directory-name Make a directory on the remote machine. .It Ic mls Ar remote-files local-file Like .Ic nlist , except multiple remote files may be specified, and the .Ar local-file must be specified. If interactive prompting is on, .Nm ftp will prompt the user to verify that the last argument is indeed the target local file for receiving .Ic mls output. .It Ic mode Op Ar mode-name Set the file transfer .Ic mode to .Ar mode-name . The default mode is \*(Lqstream\*(Rq mode. .It Ic modtime Ar file-name Show the last modification time of the file on the remote machine. .It Ic mput Ar local-files Expand wild cards in the list of local files given as arguments and do a .Ic put for each file in the resulting list. See .Ic glob for details of filename expansion. Resulting file names will then be processed according to .Ic ntrans and .Ic nmap settings. .It Ic newer Ar file-name Get the file only if the modification time of the remote file is more recent that the file on the current system. If the file does not exist on the current system, the remote file is considered .Ic newer . Otherwise, this command is identical to .Ar get . .It Xo .Ic nlist .Op Ar remote-directory .Op Ar local-file .Xc Print a list of the files in a directory on the remote machine. If .Ar remote-directory is left unspecified, the current working directory is used. If interactive prompting is on, .Nm ftp will prompt the user to verify that the last argument is indeed the target local file for receiving .Ic nlist output. If no local file is specified, or if .Ar local-file is .Fl , the output is sent to the terminal. .It Ic nmap Op Ar inpattern outpattern Set or unset the filename mapping mechanism. If no arguments are specified, the filename mapping mechanism is unset. If arguments are specified, remote filenames are mapped during .Ic mput commands and .Ic put commands issued without a specified remote target filename. If arguments are specified, local filenames are mapped during .Ic mget commands and .Ic get commands issued without a specified local target filename. This command is useful when connecting to a .No non\- Ns Ux remote computer with different file naming conventions or practices. The mapping follows the pattern set by .Ar inpattern and .Ar outpattern . .Op Ar Inpattern is a template for incoming filenames (which may have already been processed according to the .Ic ntrans and .Ic case settings). Variable templating is accomplished by including the sequences `$1', `$2', ..., `$9' in .Ar inpattern . Use `\\' to prevent this special treatment of the `$' character. All other characters are treated literally, and are used to determine the .Ic nmap .Op Ar inpattern variable values. For example, given .Ar inpattern $1.$2 and the remote file name "mydata.data", $1 would have the value "mydata", and $2 would have the value "data". The .Ar outpattern determines the resulting mapped filename. The sequences `$1', `$2', ...., `$9' are replaced by any value resulting from the .Ar inpattern template. The sequence `$0' is replace by the original filename. Additionally, the sequence .Ql Op Ar seq1 , Ar seq2 is replaced by .Op Ar seq1 if .Ar seq1 is not a null string; otherwise it is replaced by .Ar seq2 . For example, the command .Pp .Bd -literal -offset indent -compact nmap $1.$2.$3 [$1,$2].[$2,file] .Ed .Pp would yield the output filename "myfile.data" for input filenames "myfile.data" and "myfile.data.old", "myfile.file" for the input filename "myfile", and "myfile.myfile" for the input filename ".myfile". Spaces may be included in .Ar outpattern , as in the example: `nmap $1 sed "s/ *$//" > $1' . Use the `\e' character to prevent special treatment of the `$','[','[', and `,' characters. .It Ic ntrans Op Ar inchars Op Ar outchars Set or unset the filename character translation mechanism. If no arguments are specified, the filename character translation mechanism is unset. If arguments are specified, characters in remote filenames are translated during .Ic mput commands and .Ic put commands issued without a specified remote target filename. If arguments are specified, characters in local filenames are translated during .Ic mget commands and .Ic get commands issued without a specified local target filename. This command is useful when connecting to a .No non\- Ns Ux remote computer with different file naming conventions or practices. Characters in a filename matching a character in .Ar inchars are replaced with the corresponding character in .Ar outchars . If the character's position in .Ar inchars is longer than the length of .Ar outchars , the character is deleted from the file name. .It Ic open Ar host Op Ar port Establish a connection to the specified .Ar host .Tn FTP server. An optional port number may be supplied, in which case, .Nm ftp will attempt to contact an .Tn FTP server at that port. If the .Ic auto-login option is on (default), .Nm ftp will also attempt to automatically log the user in to the .Tn FTP server (see below). .It Ic passive Toggle passive mode. If passive mode is turned on (default is off), the ftp client will send a .Dv PASV command for all data connections instead of the usual .Dv PORT command. The .Dv PASV command requests that the remote server open a port for the data connection and return the address of that port. The remote server listens on that port and the client connects to it. When using the more traditional .Dv PORT command, the client listens on a port and sends that address to the remote server, who connects back to it. Passive mode is useful when using .Nm ftp through a gateway router or host that controls the directionality of traffic. (Note that though ftp servers are required to support the .Dv PASV command by RFC 1123, some do not.) .It Ic prompt Toggle interactive prompting. Interactive prompting occurs during multiple file transfers to allow the user to selectively retrieve or store files. If prompting is turned off (default is on), any .Ic mget or .Ic mput will transfer all files, and any .Ic mdelete will delete all files. .It Ic proxy Ar ftp-command Execute an ftp command on a secondary control connection. This command allows simultaneous connection to two remote ftp servers for transferring files between the two servers. The first .Ic proxy command should be an .Ic open , to establish the secondary control connection. Enter the command "proxy ?" to see other ftp commands executable on the secondary connection. The following commands behave differently when prefaced by .Ic proxy : .Ic open will not define new macros during the auto-login process, .Ic close will not erase existing macro definitions, .Ic get and .Ic mget transfer files from the host on the primary control connection to the host on the secondary control connection, and .Ic put , .Ic mput , and .Ic append transfer files from the host on the secondary control connection to the host on the primary control connection. Third party file transfers depend upon support of the ftp protocol .Dv PASV command by the server on the secondary control connection. .It Ic put Ar local-file Op Ar remote-file Store a local file on the remote machine. If .Ar remote-file is left unspecified, the local file name is used after processing according to any .Ic ntrans or .Ic nmap settings in naming the remote file. File transfer uses the current settings for .Ic type , .Ic format , .Ic mode , and .Ic structure . .It Ic pwd Print the name of the current working directory on the remote machine. .It Ic quit A synonym for .Ic bye . .It Ic quote Ar arg1 arg2 ... The arguments specified are sent, verbatim, to the remote .Tn FTP server. .It Ic recv Ar remote-file Op Ar local-file A synonym for get. .It Ic reget Ar remote-file Op Ar local-file Reget acts like get, except that if .Ar local-file exists and is smaller than .Ar remote-file , .Ar local-file is presumed to be a partially transferred copy of .Ar remote-file and the transfer is continued from the apparent point of failure. This command is useful when transferring very large files over networks that are prone to dropping connections. .It Ic remotehelp Op Ar command-name Request help from the remote .Tn FTP server. If a .Ar command-name is specified it is supplied to the server as well. .It Ic remotestatus Op Ar file-name With no arguments, show status of remote machine. If .Ar file-name is specified, show status of .Ar file-name on remote machine. .It Xo .Ic rename .Op Ar from .Op Ar to .Xc Rename the file .Ar from on the remote machine, to the file .Ar to . .It Ic reset Clear reply queue. This command re-synchronizes command/reply sequencing with the remote ftp server. Resynchronization may be necessary following a violation of the ftp protocol by the remote server. .It Ic restart Ar marker Restart the immediately following .Ic get or .Ic put at the indicated .Ar marker . On .Ux systems, marker is usually a byte offset into the file. .It Ic rmdir Ar directory-name Delete a directory on the remote machine. .It Ic runique Toggle storing of files on the local system with unique filenames. If a file already exists with a name equal to the target local filename for a .Ic get or .Ic mget command, a ".1" is appended to the name. If the resulting name matches another existing file, a ".2" is appended to the original name. If this process continues up to ".99", an error message is printed, and the transfer does not take place. The generated unique filename will be reported. Note that .Ic runique will not affect local files generated from a shell command (see below). The default value is off. .It Ic send Ar local-file Op Ar remote-file A synonym for put. .It Ic sendport Toggle the use of .Dv PORT commands. By default, .Nm ftp will attempt to use a .Dv PORT command when establishing a connection for each data transfer. The use of .Dv PORT commands can prevent delays when performing multiple file transfers. If the .Dv PORT command fails, .Nm ftp will use the default data port. When the use of .Dv PORT commands is disabled, no attempt will be made to use .Dv PORT commands for each data transfer. This is useful for certain .Tn FTP implementations which do ignore .Dv PORT commands but, incorrectly, indicate they've been accepted. .It Ic site Ar arg1 arg2 ... The arguments specified are sent, verbatim, to the remote .Tn FTP server as a .Dv SITE command. .It Ic size Ar file-name Return size of .Ar file-name on remote machine. .It Ic status Show the current status of .Nm ftp . .It Ic struct Op Ar struct-name Set the file transfer .Ar structure to .Ar struct-name . By default \*(Lqstream\*(Rq structure is used. .It Ic sunique Toggle storing of files on remote machine under unique file names. Remote ftp server must support ftp protocol .Dv STOU command for successful completion. The remote server will report unique name. Default value is off. .It Ic system Show the type of operating system running on the remote machine. .It Ic tenex Set the file transfer type to that needed to talk to .Tn TENEX machines. .It Ic trace Toggle packet tracing. .It Ic type Op Ar type-name Set the file transfer .Ic type to .Ar type-name . If no type is specified, the current type is printed. The default type is network .Tn ASCII . .It Ic umask Op Ar newmask Set the default umask on the remote server to .Ar newmask . If .Ar newmask is omitted, the current umask is printed. .It Xo .Ic user Ar user-name .Op Ar password .Op Ar account .Xc Identify yourself to the remote .Tn FTP server. If the .Ar password is not specified and the server requires it, .Nm ftp will prompt the user for it (after disabling local echo). If an .Ar account field is not specified, and the .Tn FTP server requires it, the user will be prompted for it. If an .Ar account field is specified, an account command will be relayed to the remote server after the login sequence is completed if the remote server did not require it for logging in. Unless .Nm ftp is invoked with \*(Lqauto-login\*(Rq disabled, this process is done automatically on initial connection to the .Tn FTP server. .It Ic verbose Toggle verbose mode. In verbose mode, all responses from the .Tn FTP server are displayed to the user. In addition, if verbose is on, when a file transfer completes, statistics regarding the efficiency of the transfer are reported. By default, verbose is on. .It Ic ? Op Ar command A synonym for help. .El .Pp Command arguments which have embedded spaces may be quoted with quote `"' marks. .Sh ABORTING A FILE TRANSFER To abort a file transfer, use the terminal interrupt key (usually Ctrl-C). Sending transfers will be immediately halted. Receiving transfers will be halted by sending a ftp protocol .Dv ABOR command to the remote server, and discarding any further data received. The speed at which this is accomplished depends upon the remote server's support for .Dv ABOR processing. If the remote server does not support the .Dv ABOR command, an .Ql ftp> prompt will not appear until the remote server has completed sending the requested file. .Pp The terminal interrupt key sequence will be ignored when .Nm ftp has completed any local processing and is awaiting a reply from the remote server. A long delay in this mode may result from the ABOR processing described above, or from unexpected behavior by the remote server, including violations of the ftp protocol. If the delay results from unexpected remote server behavior, the local .Nm ftp program must be killed by hand. .Sh FILE NAMING CONVENTIONS Files specified as arguments to .Nm ftp commands are processed according to the following rules. .Bl -enum .It If the file name .Sq Fl is specified, the .Ar stdin (for reading) or .Ar stdout (for writing) is used. .It If the first character of the file name is .Sq \&| , the remainder of the argument is interpreted as a shell command. .Nm Ftp then forks a shell, using .Xr popen 3 with the argument supplied, and reads (writes) from the stdout (stdin). If the shell command includes spaces, the argument must be quoted; e.g. \*(Lq" ls -lt"\*(Rq. A particularly useful example of this mechanism is: \*(Lqdir more\*(Rq. .It Failing the above checks, if ``globbing'' is enabled, local file names are expanded according to the rules used in the .Xr csh 1 ; c.f. the .Ic glob command. If the .Nm ftp command expects a single local file (.e.g. .Ic put ) , only the first filename generated by the "globbing" operation is used. .It For .Ic mget commands and .Ic get commands with unspecified local file names, the local filename is the remote filename, which may be altered by a .Ic case , .Ic ntrans , or .Ic nmap setting. The resulting filename may then be altered if .Ic runique is on. .It For .Ic mput commands and .Ic put commands with unspecified remote file names, the remote filename is the local filename, which may be altered by a .Ic ntrans or .Ic nmap setting. The resulting filename may then be altered by the remote server if .Ic sunique is on. .El .Sh FILE TRANSFER PARAMETERS The FTP specification specifies many parameters which may affect a file transfer. The .Ic type may be one of \*(Lqascii\*(Rq, \*(Lqimage\*(Rq (binary), \*(Lqebcdic\*(Rq, and \*(Lqlocal byte size\*(Rq (for .Tn PDP Ns -10's and .Tn PDP Ns -20's mostly). .Nm Ftp supports the ascii and image types of file transfer, plus local byte size 8 for .Ic tenex mode transfers. .Pp .Nm Ftp supports only the default values for the remaining file transfer parameters: .Ic mode , .Ic form , and .Ic struct . .Sh THE .netrc FILE The .Pa .netrc file contains login and initialization information used by the auto-login process. It resides in the user's home directory. The following tokens are recognized; they may be separated by spaces, tabs, or new-lines: .Bl -tag -width password .It Ic machine Ar name Identify a remote machine .Ar name . The auto-login process searches the .Pa .netrc file for a .Ic machine token that matches the remote machine specified on the .Nm ftp command line or as an .Ic open command argument. Once a match is made, the subsequent .Pa .netrc tokens are processed, stopping when the end of file is reached or another .Ic machine or a .Ic default token is encountered. .It Ic default This is the same as .Ic machine .Ar name except that .Ic default matches any name. There can be only one .Ic default token, and it must be after all .Ic machine tokens. This is normally used as: .Pp .Dl default login anonymous password user@site .Pp thereby giving the user .Ar automatic anonymous ftp login to machines not specified in .Pa .netrc . This can be overridden by using the .Fl n flag to disable auto-login. .It Ic login Ar name Identify a user on the remote machine. If this token is present, the auto-login process will initiate a login using the specified .Ar name . .It Ic password Ar string Supply a password. If this token is present, the auto-login process will supply the specified string if the remote server requires a password as part of the login process. Note that if this token is present in the .Pa .netrc file for any user other than .Ar anonymous , .Nm ftp will abort the auto-login process if the .Pa .netrc is readable by anyone besides the user. .It Ic account Ar string Supply an additional account password. If this token is present, the auto-login process will supply the specified string if the remote server requires an additional account password, or the auto-login process will initiate an .Dv ACCT command if it does not. .It Ic macdef Ar name Define a macro. This token functions like the .Nm ftp .Ic macdef command functions. A macro is defined with the specified name; its contents begin with the next .Pa .netrc line and continue until a null line (consecutive new-line characters) is encountered. If a macro named .Ic init is defined, it is automatically executed as the last step in the auto-login process. .El .Sh ENVIRONMENT .Nm Ftp utilizes the following environment variables. .Bl -tag -width Fl .It Ev HOME For default location of a .Pa .netrc file, if one exists. .It Ev SHELL For default shell. .El .Sh SEE ALSO .Xr ftpd 8 .Sh HISTORY The .Nm ftp command appeared in .Bx 4.2 . .Sh BUGS Correct execution of many commands depends upon proper behavior by the remote server. .Pp An error in the treatment of carriage returns in the .Bx 4.2 ascii-mode transfer code has been corrected. This correction may result in incorrect transfers of binary files to and from .Bx 4.2 servers using the ascii type. Avoid this problem by using the binary image type.