: Any free FTP programs for OSX?

May 20th, 2003, 01:13 AM
Open the Terminal, there is a command line FTP there.

Type FTP
Then "open your.web.address"
it will prompt for username/password

Use "Get" to download files and "Send' to send them.

you may want to use CD to change the directory you are accessing locally before starting up FTP. Then the command for upload will just be "Send example.txt". If you dont, you will have to type the entire path to the file like this: "Send /users/yourusername/desktop/example.txt".

Fortunately, the terminal is fairly intelligent, so you can type "Send" and then drag the file into the terminal window and it will automagically put the entire path.

Give it a shot, you might like it!


May 20th, 2003, 10:51 AM
I use RBrowser Lite (http://www.versiontracker.com/dyn/moreinfo/macosx/13994) , it's freeware and super easy to use. Drag and drop files, folders :D

May 20th, 2003, 12:53 PM
Hey everyone,

Just need an easy app to upload files to my rogers webspace. Seems silly to have to pay $25 plus for a FTP program for my simple use. Anyone have any recommendations, besides telling me I'm too cheap ;) ?

May 20th, 2003, 12:57 PM

OS 9 version is shareware, honour system for payment
OS X version is limited to 10 minutes if you don't pay

can't get a better deal than that

May 20th, 2003, 08:00 PM
just had a quick look at the new MacAddict in Chapters, probably buy it tomorrow, but it had a headline that said free ftp for OSX. Don't know how much this can help because it was just a quick look and I'm not using X but figured you can check it out.

May 20th, 2003, 08:29 PM

ftp is built into the osx finder as well as the terminal
just click the gomenu and click connect to server, and type in the url

May 20th, 2003, 10:45 PM
Have they fixed the Finder FTP though? (I am at work and dont have a Mac online to check right now.)

In previous versions when you logged onto a FTP from the finder you couldn't upload, only download and you couldn't make changes (as in where files were) either.

Also, if the FTP site you are connecting to has more than one drive (a la many of the sites my friends run) you are SOL with the finder because there is no easy way to change drives. In the terminal, you just CD DriveName and you are there.


May 20th, 2003, 11:20 PM
The terminal is much better then the Finder as of 10.2.6, but for cheap little freeware apps, check versiontracker, I saw 6 or 7 that would do your job quite easily and for free.

May 21st, 2003, 09:52 PM
Okay, I just bought the June MacAddict and the free FTP they're referring to is Terminal (although they have the shareware Fetch and Transmit). Looks like a fairly indepth article, 3 pages and 10 steps.

May 21st, 2003, 11:47 PM
FTP Thingy: Freeware


Check out the home page too, This guy has some other neat stuff as well.



May 22nd, 2003, 06:53 PM
Hey dolawren ,

I just checked out FTP thingy. It does everything that I need in an FTP app.

Thanks for the link. :D

May 22nd, 2003, 09:08 PM
It helps to use a good search engine ;)
I used to use the 600 engines web site, But I lost the url. I think it disappeared when Google took over.

This engine works well, Although it has 910 search engines