lftp(1)                                General Commands Manual                               lftp(1)



NAME
       lftp - Sophisticated file transfer program

SYNTAX
       lftp [-d] [-e cmd] [-p port] [-u user[,pass]] [site]
       lftp -f script_file
       lftp -c commands
       lftp --version
       lftp --help


VERSION
       This man page documents lftp version 4.4.14.


DESCRIPTION
       lftp  is a file transfer program that allows sophisticated ftp, http and other connections to
       other hosts. If site is specified then lftp will connect to that site otherwise a  connection
       has to be established with the open command.

       lftp  can  handle  several file access methods - ftp, ftps, http, https, hftp, fish, sftp and
       file (https and ftps are only available when  lftp  is  compiled  with  GNU  TLS  or  OpenSSL
       library).   You   can   specify  the  method  to  use  in  `open  URL'  command,  e.g.  `open
       http://www.us.kernel.org/pub/linux'. hftp is ftp-over-http-proxy protocol.  It  can  be  used
       automatically instead of ftp if ftp:proxy is set to `http://proxy[:port]'. Fish is a protocol
       working over an ssh connection to a unix account. SFtp is a protocol implemented in  ssh2  as
       sftp subsystem.

       Besides  FTP-like  protocols,  lftp has support for BitTorrent protocol as `torrent' command.
       Seeding is also supported.


       Every operation in lftp is reliable, that is any non-fatal error is handled properly and  the
       operation is repeated. So if downloading breaks, it will be restarted from the point automat‐
       ically. Even if ftp server does not support REST command, lftp will try to retrieve the  file
       from the very beginning until the file is transferred completely.

       lftp  has  shell-like  command  syntax allowing you to launch several commands in parallel in
       background (&). It is also possible to group commands within () and  execute  them  in  back‐
       ground.  All  background  jobs are executed in the same single process. You can bring a fore‐
       ground job to background with ^Z (c-z) and back with command `wait' (or `fg' which  is  alias
       to  `wait').  To list running jobs, use command `jobs'. Some commands allow redirecting their
       output (cat, ls, ...) to file or via pipe to external command. Commands can be executed  con‐
       ditionally based on termination status of previous command (&&, ||).

       If  you exit lftp when some jobs are not finished yet, lftp will move itself to nohup mode in
       background. The same happens when you have a real modem hangup or when you close an xterm.

       lftp has built-in mirror which can download or update a whole directory tree. There  is  also
       reverse  mirror  (mirror  -R) which uploads or updates a directory tree on server. Mirror can
       also synchronize directories between two remote servers, using FXP if available.

       There is command `at' to launch a job at specified time in current context,  command  `queue'
       to queue commands for sequential execution for current server, and much more.

       On  startup,  lftp  executes  /etc/lftp.conf and then ~/.lftprc and ~/.lftp/rc. You can place
       aliases and `set' commands there. Some people prefer to see full protocol debug, use  `debug'
       to turn the debug on. Use `debug 3' to see only greeting messages and error messages.

       lftp  has a number of settable variables. You can use `set -a' to see all variables and their
       values or `set -d' to see list of defaults.  Variable names can be abbreviated and prefix can
       be omitted unless the rest becomes ambiguous.

       If  lftp  was  compiled  with  OpenSSL  (configure --with-openssl), then it includes software
       developed by the OpenSSL Project for use in the OpenSSL Toolkit. (http://www.openssl.org/)


   Commands
       ! shell command

       Launch shell or shell command.

            !ls

       To do a directory listing of the local host.

       alias  [name [value]]

       Define or undefine alias name. If value is omitted, the alias is undefined, else it takes the
       value value. If no argument is given the current aliases are listed.

            alias dir ls -lF
            alias less zmore

       at time [ -- command ]

       Wait until the given time and execute given (optional) command. See also at(1).

       attach  [PID]

       Attach the terminal to specified backgrounded lftp process.

       bookmark  [subcommand]

       The bookmark command controls bookmarks.

       Site  names  can  be  used  in the open command directly as-is or in any command that accepts
       input URLs using the bm:site/path format.

            add <name> [<loc>]   add current place or given location to bookmarks and bind to  given
                                 name
            del <name>           remove bookmark with name
            edit                 start editor on bookmarks file
            import <type>        import foreign bookmarks
            list                 list bookmarks (default)

       cache  [subcommand]

       The cache command controls local memory cache.  The following subcommands are recognized:

            stat        print cache status (default)
            on|off      turn on/off caching
            flush       flush cache
            size lim    set memory limit, -1 means unlimited
            expire Nx   set  cache  expiration  time to N seconds (x=s) minutes (x=m) hours (x=h) or
                        days (x=d)

       cat files

       cat outputs the remote file(s) to stdout.  (See also more, zcat and zmore)

       cd rdir

       Change current remote directory.  The previous remote directory is stored as `-'. You can  do
       `cd  -' to change the directory back.  The previous directory for each site is also stored on
       disk, so you can do `open site; cd -' even after lftp restart.

       chmod mode files

       Change permission mask on remote files. The mode must be an octal number.

       close [-a]

       Close idle connections.  By default only with the current server, use -a to  close  all  idle
       connections.

       cls [OPTS] files...

       `cls'  tries  to  retrieve  information  about specified files or directories and outputs the
       information according to format options. The difference between `ls' and `cls' is  that  `ls'
       requests the server to format file listing, and `cls' formats it itself, after retrieving all
       the needed information.  See `help cls' for options.

       command cmd args...

       execute given command ignoring aliases.

       debug [-o file] level|off

       Switch debugging to level or turn it off.  Use -o to redirect the debug output to a file.

       echo [-n] string

       guess what it does.

       eval [-f format ] args...

       without -f it just executes given arguments as a command. With -f, arguments are  transformed
       into a new command. The format can contain plain text and placeholders $0...$9 and $@, corre‐
       sponding to the arguments.

       exit [bg] [top] [parent] [kill] [code]

       exit will exit from lftp or move to background if there are active jobs. If no job is active,
       code is passed to operating system as lftp's termination status. If code is omitted, the exit
       code of last command is used.

       `exit bg' forces moving to background when cmd:move-background is false.   `exit  top'  makes
       top  level  `shell' (internal lftp command executor) terminate.  `exit parent' terminates the
       parent shell when running a nested script.  `exit kill' kills all numbered jobs before  exit‐
       ing.  The  options  can  be  combined, e.g.  `at 08:00 -- exit top kill &' kills all jobs and
       makes lftp exit at specified time.

       fg

       Alias for `wait'.

       find [OPTS] directory...

       List files in the directory (current directory by default) recursively.  This can  help  with
       servers lacking ls -R support. You can redirect output of this command. Options:

            -d MD, --max-depth=MD   specify maximum scan depth
            -l,    --list           use long listing format

       ftpcopy

       Obsolete. Use one of the following instead:
            get ftp://... -o ftp://...
            get -O ftp://... file1 file2...
            put ftp://...
            mput ftp://.../*
            mget -O ftp://... ftp://.../*
       or  other  combinations  to  get FXP transfer (directly between two ftp servers).  lftp would
       fallback to plain copy (via client) if FXP transfer cannot be  initiated  or  ftp:use-fxp  is
       false.

       get [-E] [-a] [-c] [-e] [-O base] rfile [-o lfile] ...

       Retrieve  the  remote file rfile and store it as the local file lfile.  If -o is omitted, the
       file is stored to local file named as base name of rfile. You can get multiple files by spec‐
       ifying  multiple  instances  of rfile (and -o lfile). Does not expand wildcards, use mget for
       that.

            -c          continue, reget
            -E          delete source files after successful transfer
            -e          delete target file before the transfer
            -a          use ascii mode (binary is the default)
            -O <base>   specifies base directory or URL where files should be placed

       Examples:
            get README
            get README -o debian.README
            get README README.mirrors
            get README -o debian.README README.mirrors -o debian.mirrors
            get README -o ftp://some.host.org/debian.README
            get README -o ftp://some.host.org/debian-dir/   (end slash is important)

       get1 [OPTS] rfile

       Transfer a single file. Options:

            -o <lfile>                  destination file name (default - basename of rfile)
            -c                          continue, reget
            -E                          delete source files after successful transfer
            -a                          use ascii mode (binary is the default)
            --source-region=<from-to>   transfer specified region of source file
            --target-position=<pos>     position in target file to write data at

       glob [-d] [-a] [-f] command patterns

       Glob given patterns containing metacharacters and pass result to given command.  E.g.  ``glob
       echo *''.

            -f   plain files (default)
            -d   directories
            -a   all types

       help [cmd]

       Print help for cmd or if no cmd was specified print a list of available commands.

       jobs [-v] [job_no...]

       List  running  jobs.  -v means verbose, several -v can be specified.  If job_no is specified,
       only list a job with that number.

       kill all|job_no

       Delete specified job with job_no or all jobs.  (For job_no see jobs)

       lcd ldir

       Change current local directory ldir. The previous local directory is stored as `-'.  You  can
       do `lcd -' to change the directory back.

       ln [-s] existing-file new-link

       Make  a  hard/symbolic  link  to  an existing file.  Option -s selects creation of a symbolic
       link.

       local command

       Run specified command with local directory file:// session instead of remote  session.  Exam‐
       ples:
            local pwd
            local ls
            local mirror /dir1 /dir2

       lpwd

       Print current working directory on local machine.

       ls params

       List  remote  files.  You can redirect output of this command to file or via pipe to external
       command.  By default, ls output is cached, to see new listing use rels or cache flush.

       mget [-c] [-d] [-a] [-E] [-O base] files

       Gets selected files with expanded wildcards.

            -c          continue, reget.
            -d          create directories the same as file  names  and  get  the  files  into  them
                        instead of current directory.
            -E          delete source files after successful transfer
            -a          use ascii mode (binary is the default)
            -O <base>   specifies base directory or URL where files should be placed

       mirror [OPTS] [source [target]]

       Mirror  specified  source  directory  to local target directory. If the target directory ends
       with a slash (except the root), the source base name is appended to  target  directory  name.
       Source and/or target can be URLs pointing to directories.

            -c,      --continue                continue a mirror job if possible
            -e,      --delete                  delete files not present at remote site
                     --delete-first            delete old files before transferring new ones
                     --depth-first             descend into subdirectories before transferring files
            -s,      --allow-suid              set suid/sgid bits according to remote site
                     --allow-chown             try to set owner and group on files
                     --ascii                   use ascii mode transfers (implies --ignore-size)
                     --ignore-time             ignore time when deciding whether to download
                     --ignore-size             ignore size when deciding whether to download
                     --only-missing            download only missing files
                     --only-existing           download only files already existing at target
            -n,      --only-newer              download only newer files (-c won't work)
                     --no-empty-dirs           don't     create     empty    directories    (implies
                                               --depth-first)
            -r,      --no-recursion            don't go to subdirectories
                     --no-symlinks             don't create symbolic links
            -p,      --no-perms                don't set file permissions
                     --no-umask                don't apply umask to file modes
            -R,      --reverse                 reverse mirror (put files)
            -L,      --dereference             download symbolic links as files
            -N,      --newer-than=SPEC         download only files newer than specified time
                     --older-than=SPEC         download only files older than specified time
                     --size-range=RANGE        download only files with size in specified range
            -P,      --parallel[=N]            download N files in parallel
                     --use-pget[-n=N]          use pget to transfer every single file
                     --on-change=CMD           execute the command if anything has been changed
                     --loop                    repeat mirror until no changes found
            -i RX,   --include=RX              include matching files
            -x RX,   --exclude=RX              exclude matching files
            -I GP,   --include-glob=GP         include matching files
            -X GP,   --exclude-glob=GP         exclude matching files
            -f FILE, --file=FILE               mirror  a  single  file  or   globbed   group   (e.g.
                                               /path/to/*.txt)
            -O DIR,  --target-directory=DIR    target base path or URL
            -v,      --verbose[=level]         verbose operation
                     --log=FILE                write lftp commands being executed to FILE
                     --script=FILE             write lftp commands to FILE, but don't execute them
                     --just-print, --dry-run   same as --script=-
                     --use-cache               use cached directory listings
                     --Remove-source-files     remove files after transfer (use with caution)
            -a                                 same as --allow-chown --allow-suid --no-umask

       When  using -R, the source directory is local and the target is remote.  If the target direc‐
       tory is omitted, base name of the source directory is used.  If both directories are omitted,
       current  local  and  remote  directories are used.  If the target directory ends with a slash
       (except the root directory) then base name of the source directory is appended.

       RX is an extended regular expression, just like in egrep(1).

       GP is a glob pattern, e.g. `*.zip'.

       Include and exclude options can be specified multiple times. It means that a file  or  direc‐
       tory  would  be  mirrored  if  it matches an include and does not match to excludes after the
       include, or does not match anything and the first check is exclude. Directories  are  matched
       with a slash appended.

       Note  that symbolic links are not created when uploading to remote server, because ftp proto‐
       col cannot do it. To upload files the links refer to, use `mirror -RL'  command  (treat  sym‐
       bolic links as files).

       For options --newer-than and --older-than you can either specify a file or time specification
       like that used by at(1) command, e.g.  `now-7days' or `week ago'. If you specify a file, then
       modification time of that file will be used.

       Verbosity  level  can be selected using --verbose=level option or by several -v options, e.g.
       -vvv. Levels are:
            0 - no output (default)
            1 - print actions
            2 - +print not deleted file names (when -e is not specified)
            3 - +print directory names which are mirrored

       --only-newer turns off file size comparison and uploads/downloads only newer  files  even  if
       size is different. By default older files are transferred and replace newer ones.

       You  can  mirror between two servers if you specify URLs instead of directories.  FXP is used
       automatically for transfers between ftp servers, if possible.

       Some ftp servers hide dot-files by default (e.g. .htaccess), and show  them  only  when  LIST
       command is used with -a option. In such case try to use `set ftp:list-options -a'.

       mkdir [-p] dir(s)

       Make remote directories. If -p is used, make all components of paths.

       module module [ args ]

       Load  given  module  using dlopen(3) function. If module name does not contain a slash, it is
       searched in directories specified by module:path variable.   Arguments  are  passed  to  mod‐
       ule_init function. See README.modules for technical details.

       more files

       Same  as  `cat files | more'. if PAGER is set, it is used as filter.  (See also cat, zcat and
       zmore)

       mput [-c] [-d] [-a] [-E] [-O base] files

       Upload files with wildcard expansion. By default it uses the  base  name  of  local  name  as
       remote one. This can be changed by `-d' option.

            -c          continue, reput
            -d          create  directories  the  same  as in file names and put the files into them
                        instead of current directory
            -E          delete source files after successful transfer (dangerous)
            -a          use ascii mode (binary is the default)
            -O <base>   specifies base directory or URL where files should be placed

       mrm file(s)

       Same as `glob rm'. Removes specified file(s) with wildcard expansion.

       mv file1 file2

       Rename file1 to file2.

       nlist [args]

       List remote file names

       open [-e cmd] [-u user[,pass]] [-p port] host|url

       Select an ftp server.

       pget [OPTS] rfile [-o lfile]

       Gets the specified file using several connections. This can speed up transfer, but loads  the
       net  and  server  heavily  impacting other users. Use only if you really have to transfer the
       file ASAP.  Options:

            -c           continue transfer. Requires lfile.lftp-pget-status file.
            -n maxconn   set maximum number of connections (default  is  taken  from  pget:default-n
                         setting)

       put [-E] [-a] [-c] [-O base] lfile [-o rfile]

       Upload  lfile with remote name rfile. If -o omitted, the base name of lfile is used as remote
       name. Does not expand wildcards, use mput for that.

            -o <rfile>   specifies remote file name (default - basename of lfile)
            -c           continue, reput. It requires permission to overwrite remote files
            -E           delete source files after successful transfer (dangerous)
            -a           use ascii mode (binary is the default)
            -O <base>    specifies base directory or URL where files should be placed

       pwd [-p]

       Print current remote URL. Use `-p' option to show password in the URL.

       queue [-n num ] cmd

       Add the given command to queue for sequential execution. Each site has its  own  queue.  `-n'
       adds  the  command  before the given item in the queue. Don't try to queue `cd' or `lcd' com‐
       mands, it may confuse lftp. Instead do the cd/lcd before `queue' command, and it will  remem‐
       ber  the place in which the command is to be done. It is possible to queue up an already run‐
       ning job by `queue wait <jobno>', but the job will continue execution even if it is  not  the
       first in queue.

       `queue  stop'  will stop the queue, it will not execute any new commands, but already running
       jobs will continue to run. You can use `queue stop' to create an empty stopped queue.  `queue
       start'  will  resume  queue  execution.  When you exit lftp, it will start all stopped queues
       automatically.

       `queue' with no arguments will either create a stopped queue or print queue status.

       queue --delete|-d [index or wildcard expression]

       Delete one or more items from the queue. If no argument is given, the last entry in the queue
       is deleted.

       queue --move|-m <index or wildcard expression> [index]

       Move the given items before the given queue index, or to the end if no destination is given.

            -q   Be quiet.
            -v   Be verbose.
            -Q   Output in a format that can be used to re-queue. Useful with --delete.

       Examples:
            > get file &
            [1] get file
            > queue wait 1
            > queue get another_file
            > cd a_directory
            > queue get yet_another_file

            queue -d 3             Delete the third item in the queue.
            queue -m 6 4           Move the sixth item in the queue before the fourth.
            queue -m "get*zip" 1   Move  all  commands  matching  "get*zip"  to the beginning of the
                                   queue.  (The order of the items is preserved.)
            queue -d "get*zip"     Delete all commands matching "get*zip".

       quote cmd

       For FTP - send the command uninterpreted. Use with caution - it can lead  to  unknown  remote
       state  and  thus  will  cause  reconnect.  You cannot be sure that any change of remote state
       because of quoted command is solid - it can be reset by reconnect at any time.

       For HTTP - specific to HTTP action. Syntax: ``quote <command>  [<args>]''.   Command  may  be
       ``set-cookie'' or ``post''.
            open http://www.site.net
            quote set-cookie "variable=value; othervar=othervalue"
            set http:post-content-type application/x-www-form-urlencoded
            quote post /cgi-bin/script.cgi "var=value&othervar=othervalue" > local_file

       For  FISH - send the command uninterpreted. This can be used to execute arbitrary commands on
       server. The command must not take input or print ### at new line beginning. If it  does,  the
       protocol will become out of sync.
            open fish://server
            quote find -name \*.zip

       reget rfile [-o lfile]

       Same as `get -c'.

       rels [args]

       Same as `ls', but ignores the cache.

       renlist [args]

       Same as `nlist', but ignores the cache.

       repeat [OPTS] [[-d] delay] [command]

       Repeat  specified  command  with  a  delay  between iterations.  Default delay is one second,
       default command is empty.

            -c <count>    maximum number of iterations
            -d <delay>    delay between iterations
            --while-ok    stop when command exits with non-zero code
            --until-ok    stop when command exits with zero code
            --weak        stop when lftp moves to background.

       Examples:
            repeat at tomorrow -- mirror
            repeat 1d mirror

       reput lfile [-o rfile]

       Same as `put -c'.

       rm [-r] [-f] files

       Remove remote files.  Does not expand wildcards, use mrm for that. -r is for recursive direc‐
       tory  remove.  Be careful, if something goes wrong you can lose files. -f suppress error mes‐
       sages.

       rmdir dir(s)

       Remove remote directories.

       scache [session]

       List cached sessions or switch to specified session.

       set [var [val]]

       Set variable to given value. If the value is omitted, unset the variable.  Variable name  has
       format  ``name/closure'',  where  closure  can  specify exact application of the setting. See
       below for details.  If set is called with no variable then only altered settings are  listed.
       It can be changed by options:

            -a   list all settings, including default values
            -d   list only default values, not necessary current ones

       site site_cmd

       Execute site command site_cmd and output the result.  You can redirect its output.

       sleep interval

       Sleep  given  time  interval and exit. Interval is in seconds by default, but can be suffixed
       with 'm', 'h', 'd' for minutes, hours and days respectively.  See also at.

       slot [name]

       Select specified slot or list all slots allocated. A slot is a connection to a server,  some‐
       what like a virtual console. You can create multiple slots connected to different servers and
       switch between them. You can also use slot:name as a pseudo-URL evaluating to that slot loca‐
       tion.

       Default readline binding allows quick switching between slots named 0-9 using Meta-0 - Meta-9
       keys (often you can use Alt instead of Meta).

       source file
       source -e command

       Execute commands recorded in file file or returned by specified external command.
            source ~/.lftp/rc
            source -e echo help

       suspend

       Stop lftp process. Note that transfers will be also stopped until you  continue  the  process
       with shell's fg or bg commands.

       torrent [OPTS] torrent-files...

       Start  BitTorrent process for the given torrent-files, which can be a local file, URL, magnet
       link or plain info_hash written in hex.  Local wildcards are  expanded.  Existing  files  are
       first  validated  unless  --force-valid option is given. Missing pieces are downloaded. Files
       are stored in specified directory or current working directory by default. Seeding  continues
       until ratio reachs torrent:stop-on-ratio setting or time of torrent:seed-max-time outs.

       Options:

            -O <directory>           specifies base directory where files should be placed
            --force-valid            skip file validation (if you are sure they are ok).
            --dht-bootstrap=<node>   bootstrap  DHT  by  sending  a  query  to  specified node. E.g.
                                     dht.transmissionbt.com:6881.  This option should be  used  just
                                     once to fill local node cache.

       user user [pass]
       user URL [pass]

       Use  specified info for remote login. If you specify an URL with user name, the entered pass‐
       word will be cached so that future URL references can use it.

       version

       Print lftp version.

       wait [jobno]
       wait all

       Wait for specified job to terminate. If jobno is omitted, wait for last backgrounded job.

       `wait all' waits for all jobs termination.

       zcat files

       Same as cat, but filter each file through zcat. (See also cat, more and zmore)

       zmore files

       Same as more, but filter each file through zcat. (See also cat, zcat and more)


   Settings
       On startup, lftp executes ~/.lftprc and ~/.lftp/rc.  You can place aliases and `set' commands
       there. Some people prefer to see full protocol debug, use `debug' to turn the debug on.

       There  is  also  a system-wide startup file in /etc/lftp.conf.  It can be in different direc‐
       tory, see FILES section.

       lftp has the following settable variables (you can also use `set -a' to see all variables and
       their values):

       bmk:save-passwords (boolean)
              save  plain  text  passwords  in  ~/.lftp/bookmarks on `bookmark add' command.  Off by
              default.

       cache:cache-empty-listings (boolean)
              When false, empty listings are not cached.

       cache:enable (boolean)
              When false, cache is disabled.

       cache:expire (time interval)
              Positive cache entries expire in this time interval.

       cache:expire-negative (time interval)
              Negative cache entries expire in this time interval.

       cache:size (number)
              Maximum cache size. When exceeded, oldest cache entries will be removed from cache.

       cmd:at-exit (string)
              the commands in string are executed before lftp exits or moves to background.

       cmd:at-exit-bg (string)
              the commands in string are executed before backgrounded lftp exits.

       cmd:at-exit-fg (string)
              the commands in string are executed before foreground lftp exits.

       cmd:at-background (string)
              the commands in string are executed before lftp moves to background.

       cmd:at-terminate (string)
              the commands in string are executed before lftp  terminates  (either  backgrounded  or
              foreground).

       cmd:at-finish (string)
              the commands in string are executed once when all jobs are done.

       cmd:at-queue-finish (string)
              the commands in string are executed once when all jobs in a queue are done.

       cmd:cls-completion-default (string)
              default cls options for displaying completion choices. For example, to make completion
              listings show file sizes, set cmd:cls-completion-default to `-s'.

       cmd:cls-default (string)
              default cls command options. They can be overridden by explicitly given options.

       cmd:cls-exact-time (boolean)
              when true, cls would try to get exact file modification time even  if  it  means  more
              requests to the server.

       cmd:csh-history (boolean)
              enables csh-like history expansion.

       cmd:default-protocol (string)
              The value is used when `open' is used with just host name without protocol. Default is
              `ftp'.

       cmd:fail-exit (boolean)
              if true, exit when an unconditional (without || and && at begin) command fails.

       cmd:interactive (tri-boolean)
              when true, lftp acts interactively, handles terminal signals and  outputs  some  extra
              messages. Default is auto and depends on stdin being a terminal.

       cmd:long-running (seconds)
              time  of  command  execution,  which is considered as `long' and a beep is done before
              next prompt. 0 means off.

       cmd:ls-default (string)
              default ls argument

       cmd:move-background (boolean)
              when false, lftp refuses to go to background when exiting. To force it, use `exit bg'.

       cmd:move-background-detach (boolean)
              when true (default), lftp detaches itself from the control  terminal  when  moving  to
              background,  it  is  possible  to attach back using `attach' command; when false, lftp
              tricks the shell to move lftp to background process group and continues to  run,  then
              fg shell command brings lftp back to foreground unless it has done all jobs and termi‐
              nated.

       cmd:prompt (string)
              The prompt. lftp recognizes the following backslash-escaped  special  characters  that
              are decoded as follows:
              \@     insert @ if current user is not default
              \a     an ASCII bell character (07)
              \e     an ASCII escape character (033)
              \h     the hostname you are connected to
              \n     newline
              \s     the name of the client (lftp)
              \S     current slot name
              \u     the username of the user you are logged in as
              \U     the URL of the remote site (e.g., ftp://g437.ub.gu.se/home/james/src/lftp)
              \v     the version of lftp (e.g., 2.0.3)
              \w     the current working directory at the remote site
              \W     the base name of the current working directory at the remote site
              \nnn   the character corresponding to the octal number nnn
              \\     a backslash
              \?     skips next character if previous substitution was empty.
              \[     begin  a  sequence  of  non-printing characters, which could be used to embed a
                     terminal control sequence into the prompt
              \]     end a sequence of non-printing characters


       cmd:parallel (number)
              Number of jobs run in parallel in non-interactive mode. For example, this may be  use‐
              ful  for  scripts  with  multiple  `get'  commands.  Note that setting this to a value
              greater than 1 changes conditional execution behaviour, basically makes  it  inconsis‐
              tent.

       cmd:queue-parallel (number)
              Number of jobs run in parallel in a queue.

       cmd:remote-completion (boolean)
              a  boolean  to  control whether or not lftp uses remote completion. When true, Tab key
              guesses if the word being completed should be a remote file name. Meta-Tab does remote
              completion  always.  So you can force remote completion with Meta-Tab when cmd:remote-
              completion is false or when the guess is wrong.

       cmd:save-cwd-history (boolean)
              when true, lftp saves last CWD of each site to  ~/.lftp/cwd_history,  allowing  to  do
              ``cd -'' after lftp restart. Default is true.

       cmd:save-rl-history (boolean)
              when  true,  lftp  saves  readline  history to ~/.lftp/rl_history on exit.  Default is
              true.

       cmd:show-status (booleam)
              when false, lftp does not show status line on terminal. Default is true.

       cmd:set-term-status (boolean)
              when true, lftp updates terminal status if supported (e.g.  xterm).  The  closure  for
              this setting is the terminal type from TERM environment variable.

       cmd:status-interval (timeinterval)
              the time interval between status updates.

       cmd:stifle-rl-history (number)
              the number of lines to keep in readline history.

       cmd:term-status (string)
              the  format  string to use to display terminal status. The closure for this setting is
              the terminal type from TERM environment variable. Default  uses  ``tsl''  and  ``fsl''
              termcap values.

              The following escapes are supported:

                   \a   bell
                   \e   escape
                   \n   new line
                   \s   "lftp"
                   \v   lftp version
                   \T   the status string

       cmd:time-style (string)
              This setting is the default value for cls --time-style option.

       cmd:trace (boolean)
              when true, lftp prints the commands it executes (like sh -x).

       cmd:verify-host (boolean)
              if  true,  lftp resolves host name immediately in `open' command.  It is also possible
              to skip the check for a single `open' command if `&' is given, or  if  ^Z  is  pressed
              during the check.

       cmd:verify-path (boolean)
              if  true, lftp checks the path given in `cd' command.  It is also possible to skip the
              check for a single `cd' command if `&' is given, or if ^Z is pressed during the check.
              Examples:
                   set cmd:verify-path/hftp://* false
                   cd directory &

       cmd:verify-path-cached (boolean)
              When false, `cd' to a directory known from cache as existent will succeed immediately.
              Otherwise the verification will depend on cmd:verify-path setting.

       color:use-color (tri-boolean)
              when true, cls command and  completion  output  colored  file  listings  according  to
              color:dir-colors  setting.   When set to auto, colors are used when output is a termi‐
              nal.

       color:dir-colors (string)
              file listing color description. By default the value of LS_COLORS environment variable
              is used. See dircolors(1).

       dns:SRV-query (boolean)
              query for SRV records and use them before gethostbyname. The SRV records are only used
              if port is not explicitly specified. See link1(RFC2052) for details.

       dns:cache-enable (boolean)
              enable DNS cache. If it is off, lftp resolves host name each time it reconnects.

       dns:cache-expire (time interval)
              time to live for DNS cache entries. It has format <number><unit>+, e.g.  1d12h30m5s or
              just 36h. To disable expiration, set it to `inf' or `never'.

       dns:cache-size (number)
              maximum number of DNS cache entries.

       dns:fatal-timeout (time interval)
              limit  the time for DNS queries. If DNS server is unavailable too long, lftp will fail
              to resolve a given host name. Set to `never' to disable.

       dns:order (list of protocol names)
              sets the order of DNS queries. Default is ``inet6 inet'' which  means  first  look  up
              address  in  inet6  family,  then  inet  and use them in that order.  To disable inet6
              (AAAA) lookup, set this variable to ``inet''.

       dns:use-fork (boolean)
              if true, lftp will fork before resolving host address. Default is true.

       dns:max-retries (number)
              If zero, there is no limit on the number of times lftp will try to lookup an  address.
              If  > 0, lftp will try only this number of times to look up an address of each address
              family in dns:order.

       file:charset (string)
              local character set. It is set from current locale initially.

       fish:charset (string)
              the character set used by fish server in requests, replies and file listings.  Default
              is empty which means the same as local.

       fish:connect-program (string)
              the  program to use for connecting to remote server. It should support `-l' option for
              user name, `-p' for port number. Default is `ssh -a -x'. You can set it to `rsh',  for
              example.

       fish:shell (string)
              use specified shell on server side. Default is /bin/sh. On some systems, /bin/sh exits
              when doing cd to a non-existent directory. lftp can handle that but it has  to  recon‐
              nect. Set it to /bin/bash for such systems if bash is installed.

       ftp:acct (string)
              Send  this string in ACCT command after login. The result is ignored.  The closure for
              this setting has format user@host.

       ftp:anon-pass (string)
              sets the password used for anonymous ftp access authentication.  Default is "lftp@".

       ftp:anon-user (string)
              sets the user name used for anonymous ftp access authentication.  Default  is  "anony‐
              mous".

       ftp:auto-sync-mode (regex)
              if first server message matches this regex, turn on sync mode for that host.

       ftp:charset (string)
              the  character set used by ftp server in requests, replies and file listings.  Default
              is empty which means the same as local. This setting is only used when the server does
              not support UTF8.

       ftp:client (string)
              the  name  of  ftp client to send with CLNT command, if supported by server.  If it is
              empty, then no CLNT command will be sent.

       ftp:bind-data-socket (boolean)
              bind data socket to the interface of control connection (in passive mode).  Default is
              true, exception is the loopback interface.

       ftp:fix-pasv-address (boolean)
              if  true, lftp will try to correct address returned by server for PASV command in case
              when server address is in public network and PASV returns an address  from  a  private
              network. In this case lftp would substitute server address instead of the one returned
              by PASV command, port number would not be changed.  Default is true.

       ftp:fxp-passive-source (boolean)
              if true, lftp will try to set up source ftp server in passive  mode  first,  otherwise
              destination  one.  If first attempt fails, lftp tries to set them up the other way. If
              the other disposition fails too, lftp falls back to plain copy. See also ftp:use-fxp.

       ftp:home (string)
              Initial directory. Default is empty string which means auto. Set this to  `/'  if  you
              don't  like  the  look  of  %2F  in  ftp URLs. The closure for this setting has format
              user@host.

       ftp:ignore-pasv-address (boolean)
              If true, lftp uses control connection address instead of  the  one  returned  in  PASV
              reply for data connection. This can be useful for broken NATs.  Default is false.

       ftp:list-empty-ok (boolean)
              if  set  to  false,  empty  lists  from LIST command will be treated as incorrect, and
              another method (NLST) will be used.

       ftp:list-options (string)
              sets options which are always appended to LIST command. It can be useful to  set  this
              to `-a' if server does not show dot (hidden) files by default.  Default is empty.

       ftp:nop-interval (seconds)
              delay  between  NOOP  commands when downloading tail of a file. This is useful for ftp
              servers which send "Transfer complete" message before flushing data transfer. In  such
              cases NOOP commands can prevent connection timeout.

       ftp:passive-mode (boolean)
              sets  passive ftp mode. This can be useful if you are behind a firewall or a dumb mas‐
              querading router. In passive mode lftp uses PASV command, not the PORT  command  which
              is  used  in active mode. In passive mode lftp itself makes the data connection to the
              server; in active mode the server connects to lftp for data transfer. Passive mode  is
              the default.

       ftp:port-ipv4 (ipv4 address)
              specifies  an  IPv4 address to send with PORT command. Default is empty which means to
              send the address of local end of control connection.

       ftp:port-range (from-to)
              allowed port range for active mode.  Format is min-max, or `full' or `any' to indicate
              any port. Default is `full'.

       ftp:prefer-epsv (boolean)
              use EPSV as preferred passive mode. Default is `false'.

       ftp:proxy (URL)
              specifies  ftp  proxy to use.  To disable proxy set this to empty string. Note that it
              is an ftp proxy which uses ftp protocol, not ftp over http.  Default  value  is  taken
              from  environment  variable  ftp_proxy if it starts with ``ftp://''. If your ftp proxy
              requires authentication, specify user name and password  in  the  URL.   If  ftp:proxy
              starts  with  http://  then hftp protocol (ftp over http proxy) is used instead of ftp
              automatically.

       ftp:proxy-auth-type (string)
              When set to ``joined'', lftp sends ``user@proxy_user@ftp.example.org'' as user name to
              proxy, and ``password@proxy_password'' as password.

              When  set  to  ``joined-acct'',  lftp  sends ``user@ftp.example.org proxy_user'' (with
              space) as user name to proxy. The site password is sent as usual and the  proxy  pass‐
              word is expected in the following ACCT command.

              When  set  to ``open'', lftp first sends proxy user and proxy password and then ``OPEN
              ftp.example.org'' followed by ``USER user''.  The site password is then sent as usual.

              When set to ``user'' (default), lftp first sends proxy user  and  proxy  password  and
              then ``user@ftp.example.org'' as user name.  The site password is then sent as usual.

              When set to ``proxy-user@host'', lftp first sends ``USER proxy_user@ftp.example.org'',
              then proxy password. The site user and password are then sent as usual.

       ftp:rest-list (boolean)
              allow usage of REST command before LIST command. This might be useful for large direc‐
              tories, but some ftp servers silently ignore REST before LIST.

       ftp:rest-stor (boolean)
              if false, lftp will not try to use REST before STOR. This can be useful for some buggy
              servers which corrupt (fill with zeros) the file if REST followed by STOR is used.

       ftp:retry-530 (regex)
              Retry on server reply 530 for PASS command if text matches  this  regular  expression.
              This setting should be useful to distinguish between overloaded server (temporary con‐
              dition) and incorrect password (permanent condition).

       ftp:retry-530-anonymous (regex)
              Additional regular expression for anonymous login, like ftp:retry-530.

       ftp:site-group (string)
              Send this string in SITE GROUP command after login. The result is ignored.   The  clo‐
              sure for this setting has format user@host.

       ftp:skey-allow (boolean)
              allow sending skey/opie reply if server appears to support it. On by default.

       ftp:skey-force (boolean)
              do  not send plain text password over the network, use skey/opie instead. If skey/opie
              is not available, assume failed login. Off by default.

       ftp:ssl-allow (boolean)
              if true, try to negotiate SSL connection with ftp  server  for  non-anonymous  access.
              Default  is  true. This and other ssl settings are only available if lftp was compiled
              with an ssl/tls library.

       ftp:ssl-auth (string)
              the argument for AUTH command, can be one of SSL, TLS, TLS-P, TLS-C.  See link1(RFC4217)  for
              explanations. By default TLS or SSL will be used, depending on FEAT reply.

       ftp:ssl-data-use-keys (boolean)
              if  true,  lftp  loads  ssl:key-file for protected data connection too. When false, it
              does not, and the server can  match  data  and  control  connections  by  session  ID.
              Default is true.

       ftp:ssl-force (boolean)
              if  true,  refuse to send password in clear when server does not support SSL.  Default
              is false.

       ftp:ssl-protect-data (boolean)
              if true, request ssl connection for data transfers. This is cpu-intensive but provides
              privacy. Default is false.

       ftp:ssl-protect-fxp (boolean)
              if true, request ssl connection for data transfer between two ftp servers in FXP mode.
              CPSV or SSCN command will be used in that case. If ssl connection fails for some  rea‐
              son,  lftp  would  try unprotected FXP transfer unless ftp:ssl-force is set for any of
              the two servers. Default is false.

       ftp:ssl-protect-list (boolean)
              if true, request ssl connection for file list transfers. Default is true.

       ftp:ssl-use-ccc (boolean)
              if true, lftp would issue CCC command after logon, thus disable ssl  protection  layer
              on control connection.

       ftp:stat-interval (time interval)
              interval between STAT commands. Default is 1 second.

       ftp:strict-multiline (boolean)
              when true, lftp strictly checks for multiline reply format (expects it to end with the
              same code as it started with). When false, this check is relaxed.

       ftp:sync-mode (boolean)
              if true, lftp will send one command at a time and wait for  response.  This  might  be
              useful  if  you  are  using a buggy ftp server or router. When it is off, lftp sends a
              pack of commands and waits for responses - it speeds up operation when round trip time
              is  significant.  Unfortunately it does not work with all ftp servers and some routers
              have troubles with it, so it is on by default.

       ftp:timezone (string)
              Assume this timezone for time in listings returned by LIST command.  This setting  can
              be  GMT  offset  [+|-]HH[:MM[:SS]]  or  any  valid  TZ  value  (e.g.  Europe/Moscow or
              MSK-3MSD,M3.5.0,M10.5.0/3). The default is GMT.  Set it to an empty  value  to  assume
              local timezone specified by environment variable TZ.

       ftp:trust-feat (string)
              When  true,  assume  that FEAT returned data are correct and don't use common protocol
              extensions like SIZE, MDTM, REST if they are not listed.  Default is false.

       ftp:use-abor (boolean)
              if false, lftp does not send ABOR command but closes data connection immediately.

       ftp:use-allo (boolean)
              when true (default), lftp sends ALLO command before uploading a file.

       ftp:use-feat (boolean)
              when true (default), lftp uses FEAT command to  determine  extended  features  of  ftp
              server.

       ftp:use-fxp (boolean)
              if true, lftp will try to set up direct connection between two ftp servers.

       ftp:use-hftp (boolean)
              when  ftp:proxy  points to an http proxy, this setting selects hftp method (GET, HEAD)
              when true, and CONNECT method when false. Default is true.

       ftp:use-ip-tos (boolean)
              when true, lftp uses IPTOS_LOWDELAY for control connection  and  IPTOS_THROUGHPUT  for
              data connections.

       ftp:lang (boolean)
              the  language  selected with LANG command, if supported as indicated by FEAT response.
              Default is empty which means server default.

       ftp:use-mdtm (boolean)
              when true (default), lftp uses MDTM command to determine file modification time.

       ftp:use-mdtm-overloaded (boolean)
              when true, lftp uses two argument MDTM  command  to  set  file  modification  time  on
              uploaded files. Default is false.

       ftp:use-site-idle (boolean)
              when true, lftp sends `SITE IDLE' command with net:idle argument. Default is false.

       ftp:use-site-utime (boolean)
              when true, lftp sends 5-argument `SITE UTIME' command to set file modification time on
              uploaded files. Default is true.

       ftp:use-site-utime2 (boolean)
              when true, lftp sends 2-argument `SITE UTIME' command to set file modification time on
              uploaded  files. Default is true.  If 5-argument `SITE UTIME' is also enabled, 2-argu‐
              ment command is tried first.

       ftp:use-size (boolean)
              when true (default), lftp uses SIZE command to determine file size.

       ftp:use-stat (boolean)
              if true, lftp sends STAT command in FXP mode transfer to know how much data  has  been
              transferred. See also ftp:stat-interval. Default is true.

       ftp:use-stat-for-list (boolean)
              when  true,  lftp  uses  STAT  instead of LIST command. By default `.' is used as STAT
              argument. Using STAT, lftp avoids creating data connection for directory listing. Some
              servers  require  special options for STAT, use ftp:list-options to specify them (e.g.
              -la).

       ftp:use-telnet-iac (boolean)
              when true (default), lftp uses TELNET IAC command and follows TELNET protocol as spec‐
              ified in link1(RFC959). When false, it does not follow TELNET protocol and thus does not dou‐
              ble 255 (0xFF, 0377) character and does not prefix ABOR and STAT commands with  TELNET
              IP+SYNCH signal.

       ftp:use-tvfs (tri-boolean)
              When  set  to auto, usage of TVFS feature depends on FEAT server reply. Otherwise this
              setting tells whether use it or not. In short, if a server supports TVFS feature  then
              it uses unix-like paths.

       ftp:use-utf8 (boolean)
              if  true,  lftp sends `OPTS UTF8 ON' to the server to activate UTF-8 encoding (if sup‐
              ported). Disable it if the file names have a different encoding and the server  has  a
              trouble with it.

       ftp:use-quit (boolean)
              if true, lftp sends QUIT before disconnecting from ftp server. Default is true.

       ftp:verify-address (boolean)
              verify that data connection comes from the network address of control connection peer.
              This can possibly prevent data connection spoofing which can lead to data  corruption.
              Unfortunately,  this can fail for certain ftp servers with several network interfaces,
              when they do not set outgoing address on data socket, so it is disabled by default.

       ftp:verify-port (boolean)
              verify that data connection has port 20 (ftp-data) on its remote end.  This can possi‐
              bly  prevent data connection spoofing by users of remote host. Unfortunately, too many
              windows and even unix ftp servers forget to set proper port on data  connection,  thus
              this check is off by default.

       ftp:web-mode (boolean)
              disconnect  after  closing  data connection. This can be useful for totally broken ftp
              servers. Default is false.

       ftps:initial-prot (string)
              specifies initial PROT setting for FTPS connections. Should be one of: C, S, E, P,  or
              empty. Default is empty which means unknown, so that lftp will use PROT command uncon‐
              ditionally. If PROT command turns out to be unsupported,  then  Clear  mode  would  be
              assumed.

       hftp:cache (boolean)
              allow server/proxy side caching for ftp-over-http protocol.

       hftp:cache-control (string)
              specify corresponding HTTP request header.

       hftp:decode (boolean)
              when  true, lftp automatically decodes the entity in hftp protocol when Content-Encod‐
              ing header value matches deflate, gzip, compress, x-gzip or x-compress.

       hftp:proxy (URL)
              specifies http proxy for ftp-over-http protocol (hftp). The protocol hftp cannot  work
              without  a  http  proxy,  obviously.  Default value is taken from environment variable
              ftp_proxy  if  it  starts  with  ``http://'',  otherwise  from  environment   variable
              http_proxy.  If your ftp proxy requires authentication, specify user name and password
              in the URL.

       hftp:use-allprop (boolean)
              if true, lftp will send `<allprop/>' request body in `PROPFIND' requests, otherwise it
              will send an empty request body.

       hftp:use-authorization (boolean)
              if  set  to  off,  lftp  will  send  password as part of URL to the proxy. This may be
              required for some proxies (e.g. M-soft). Default is on, and lftp will send password as
              part of Authorization header.

       hftp:use-head (boolean)
              if  set to off, lftp will try to use `GET' instead of `HEAD' for hftp protocol.  While
              this is slower, it may allow lftp to work with some proxies which don't understand  or
              mishandle ``HEAD ftp://'' requests.

       hftp:use-mkcol (boolean)
              if  set  to  off,  lftp will try to use `PUT' instead of `MKCOL' to create directories
              with hftp protocol. Default is off.

       hftp:use-propfind (boolean)
              if set to off, lftp will not try to use `PROPFIND' to get directory contents with hftp
              protocol and use `GET' instead. Default is off.

       hftp:use-type (boolean)
              If set to off, lftp won't try to append `;type=' to URLs passed to proxy.  Some broken
              proxies don't handle it correctly. Default is on.

       http:accept, http:accept-charset, http:accept-encoding, http:accept-language (string)
              specify corresponding HTTP request headers.

       http:authorization (string)
              the authorization to use by  default,  when  no  user  is  specified.  The  format  is
              ``user:password''. Default is empty which means no authorization.

       http:cache (boolean)
              allow server/proxy side caching.

       http:cache-control (string)
              specify corresponding HTTP request header.

       http:cookie (string)
              send this cookie to server. A closure is useful here:
                   set cookie/www.somehost.com "param=value"

       http:decode (boolean)
              when  true,  lftp  automatically decodes the entity when Content-Encoding header value
              matches deflate, gzip, compress, x-gzip or x-compress.

       http:post-content-type (string)
              specifies value of Content-Type http request  header  for  POST  method.   Default  is
              ``application/x-www-form-urlencoded''.

       http:proxy (URL)
              specifies http proxy. It is used when lftp works over http protocol.  Default value is
              taken from environment variable http_proxy.  If your  proxy  requires  authentication,
              specify user name and password in the URL.

       http:put-method (PUT or POST)
              specifies which http method to use on put.

       http:put-content-type (string)
              specifies value of Content-Type http request header for PUT method.

       http:referer (string)
              specifies  value  for  Referer  http request header. Single dot `.' expands to current
              directory URL. Default is `.'. Set to empty string to disable Referer header.

       http:set-cookies (boolean)
              if true, lftp modifies http:cookie variables when Set-Cookie header is received.

       http:use-allprop (boolean)
              if true, lftp will send `<allprop/>' request body in `PROPFIND' requests, otherwise it
              will send an empty request body.

       http:use-mkcol (boolean)
              if  set  to  off,  lftp will try to use `PUT' instead of `MKCOL' to create directories
              with http protocol. Default is on.

       http:use-propfind (boolean)
              if set to off, lftp will not try to use `PROPFIND' to get directory contents with http
              protocol and use `GET' instead. Default is on.

       http:user-agent (string)
              the string lftp sends in User-Agent header of HTTP request.

       https:proxy (string)
              specifies https proxy. Default value is taken from environment variable https_proxy.

       mirror:dereference (boolean)
              when  true, mirror will dereference symbolic links by default.  You can override it by
              --no-dereference option. Default if false.

       mirror:exclude-regex (regex)
              specifies default exclusion pattern. You can override it by --include option.

       mirror:include-regex (regex)
              specifies default inclusion pattern. It is used  just  after  mirror:exclude-regex  is
              applied. It is never used if mirror:exclude-regex is empty.

       mirror:no-empty-dirs (boolean)
              when true, mirror doesn't create empty directories (like --no-empty-dirs option).

       mirror:order (list of patterns)
              specifies  order of file transfers. E.g. setting this to "*.sfv *.sum" makes mirror to
              transfer files matching *.sfv first, then ones  matching  *.sum  and  then  all  other
              files. To process directories after other files, add "*/" to end of pattern list.

       mirror:parallel-directories (boolean)
              if true, mirror will start processing of several directories in parallel when it is in
              parallel mode. Otherwise, it will transfer files from a single directory before moving
              to other directories.

       mirror:parallel-transfer-count (number)
              specifies  number of parallel transfers mirror is allowed to start. Default is 1.  You
              can override it with --parallel option.

       mirror:set-permissions (boolean)
              When set to off, mirror won't try to copy file and  directory  permissions.   You  can
              override it by --perms option. Default is on.

       mirror:skip-noaccess (boolean)
              when  true,  mirror does not try to download files which are obviously inaccessible by
              the permission mask. Default is false.

       mirror:use-pget-n (number)
              specifies -n option for pget command used to transfer every single file under  mirror.
              Default is 1 which disables pget.

       module:path (string)
              colon  separated  list of directories to look for modules. Can be initialized by envi‐
              ronment variable LFTP_MODULE_PATH. Default is `PKGLIBDIR/VERSION:PKGLIBDIR'.

       net:connection-limit (number)
              maximum number of concurrent connections to the same site. 0 means unlimited.

       net:connection-takeover (boolean)
              if true, foreground connections have priority over background ones and  can  interrupt
              background transfers to complete a foreground operation.

       net:idle (time interval)
              disconnect from server after this idle time. Default is 3 minutes.

       net:limit-rate (bytes per second)
              limit transfer rate on data connection. 0 means unlimited. You can specify two numbers
              separated by colon to limit download and upload rate separately.   Suffixes  are  sup‐
              ported, e.g. 100K means 102400.

       net:limit-max (bytes)
              limit accumulating of unused limit-rate. 0 means twice of limit-rate.

       net:limit-total-rate (bytes per second)
              limit  transfer rate of all connections in sum. 0 means unlimited. You can specify two
              numbers separated by colon to limit download and upload rate  separately.   Note  that
              sockets  have  receive buffers on them, this can lead to network link load higher than
              this rate limit just after transfer beginning. You can try to set net:socket-buffer to
              relatively small value to avoid this.

       net:limit-total-max (bytes)
              limit accumulating of unused limit-total-rate. 0 means twice of limit-total-rate.

       net:max-retries (number)
              the  maximum  number  of  sequential  tries  of an operation without success.  0 means
              unlimited. 1 means no retries.

       net:no-proxy (string)
              contains comma separated list of domains for which proxy should not be used.   Default
              is taken from environment variable no_proxy.

       net:persist-retries (number)
              ignore  this  number  of hard errors. Useful to login to buggy ftp servers which reply
              5xx when there is too many users.

       net:reconnect-interval-base (seconds)
              sets the base minimal time between reconnects. Actual interval depends  on  net:recon‐
              nect-interval-multiplier and number of attempts to perform an operation.

       net:reconnect-interval-max (seconds)
              sets  maximum  reconnect  interval.  When  current  interval  after  multiplication by
              net:reconnect-interval-multiplier reachs this value (or exceeds it), it is reset  back
              to net:reconnect-interval-base.

       net:reconnect-interval-multiplier (real number)
              sets  multiplier by which base interval is multiplied each time new attempt to perform
              an operation fails. When the interval reachs maximum, it is reset to base  value.  See
              net:reconnect-interval-base and net:reconnect-interval-max.

       net:socket-bind-ipv4 (ipv4 address)
              bind  all  IPv4  sockets to specified address. This can be useful to select a specific
              network interface to use. Default is empty which means not to bind IPv4 sockets, oper‐
              ating system will choose an address automatically using routing table.

       net:socket-bind-ipv6 (ipv6 address)
              the same for IPv6 sockets.

       net:socket-buffer (bytes)
              use given size for SO_SNDBUF and SO_RCVBUF socket options. 0 means system default.

       net:socket-maxseg (bytes)
              use  given  size  for TCP_MAXSEG socket option. Not all operating systems support this
              option, but linux does.

       net:timeout (time interval)
              sets the network protocol timeout.

       pget:default-n (number)
              default number of chunks to split the file to in pget.

       pget:min-chunk-size (number)
              minimal chunk size to split the file to.

       pget:save-status (time interval)
              save pget transfer status this often. Set to `never' to disable saving of  the  status
              file.  The status is saved to a file with suffix .lftp-pget-status.

       sftp:charset (string)
              the  character  set  used  by sftp server in file names and file listings.  Default is
              empty which means the same as local. This setting is only used for sftp protocol  ver‐
              sion prior to 4. Version 4 and later always use UTF-8.

       sftp:connect-program (string)
              the  program to use for connecting to remote server. It should support `-l' option for
              user name, `-p' for port number. Default is `ssh -a -x'. You can set it to `rsh',  for
              example.

       sftp:max-packets-in-flight (number)
              The  maximum number of unreplied packets in flight. If round trip time is significant,
              you should increase this and size-read/size-write. Default is 16.

       sftp:protocol-version (number)
              The protocol number to negotiate. Default is  4.  The  actual  protocol  version  used
              depends on server.

       sftp:server-program (string)
              The  server program implementing SFTP protocol. If it does not contain a slash `/', it
              is considered a ssh2 subsystem and -s option is used  when  starting  connect-program.
              Default is `sftp'. You can use rsh as transport level protocol like this:
                   set sftp:connect-program rsh
                   set sftp:server-program /usr/libexec/openssh/sftp-server
              Similarly you can run sftp over ssh1.

       sftp:size-read (number)
              Block size for reading. Default is 0x8000.

       sftp:size-write (number)
              Block size for writing. Default is 0x8000.

       ssl:ca-file (path to file)
              use specified file as Certificate Authority certificate.

       ssl:ca-path (path to directory)
              use  specified  directory  as  Certificate  Authority  certificate repository (OpenSSL
              only).

       ssl:check-hostname (boolean)
              when true, lftp checks if the host name used to connect to the server  corresponds  to
              the host name in its certificate.

       ssl:crl-file (path to file)
              use specified file as Certificate Revocation List certificate.

       ssl:crl-path (path to directory)
              use specified directory as Certificate Revocation List certificate repository (OpenSSL
              only).

       ssl:key-file (path to file)
              use specified file as your private key.

       ssl:cert-file (path to file)
              use specified file as your certificate.

       ssl:use-sni (boolean)
              when true, use Server Name Indication (SNI) TLS extension.

       ssl:verify-certificate (boolean)
              if set to yes, then verify server's certificate to be signed by  a  known  Certificate
              Authority and not be on Certificate Revocation List.

       torrent:ip (ipv4 address)
              IP address to send to the tracker. Specify it if you are using an http proxy.

       torrent:ipv6 (ipv6 address)
              IPv6 address to send to the tracker. By default, first found global unicast address is
              used.

       torrent:max-peers (number)
              maximum number of peers for a torrent. Least used peers are removed to  maintain  this
              limit.

       torrent:port-range (from-to)
              port range to accept connections on. A single port is selected when a torrent starts.

       torrent:retracker (URL)
              explicit retracker URL, e.g. `http://retracker.local/announce'.

       torrent:save-metadata (boolean)
              when  true,  lftp saves metadata of each torrent it works with to `~/.lftp/torrent/md'
              directory and loads it from there if necessary.

       torrent:seed-max-time (time interval)
              maximum seed time. After this period of time a complete torrent  shuts  down  indepen‐
              dently of ratio. It can be set to infinity if needed.

       torrent:seed-min-peers (number)
              minimum number of peers when the torrent is complete. If there are less, new peers are
              actively searched for.

       torrent:stop-on-ratio (real number)
              torrent stops when it's complete and ratio reached this number.

       torrent:use-dht (boolean)
              when true, DHT is used.

       xfer:clobber (boolean)
              if this setting is off, get commands will not overwrite existing files and generate an
              error instead.

       xfer:destination-directory (path or URL to directory)
              This  setting  is  used  as  default  -O option for get and mget commands.  Default is
              empty, which means current directory (no -O option).

       xfer:disk-full-fatal (boolean)
              when true, lftp aborts a transfer if it cannot write target file because of full  disk
              or quota; when false, lftp waits for disk space to be freed.

       xfer:eta-period (seconds)
              the period over which weighted average rate is calculated to produce ETA.

       xfer:eta-terse (boolean)
              show terse ETA (only high order parts). Default is true.

       xfer:log (boolean)
              when true, lftp logs transfers to a file from xfer:log-file setting.

       xfer:log-file (pathtofile)
              the file to log transfers to. Default is ~/.lftp/transfer_log.

       xfer:make-backup (boolean)
              when  true,  lftp renames pre-existing file adding ``~'' suffix instead of overwriting
              it.

       xfer:max-redirections (number)
              maximum number of redirections. This can be useful for downloading over HTTP.  0  pro‐
              hibits redirections.

       xfer:rate-period (seconds)
              the period over which weighted average rate is calculated to be shown.

       xfer:verify (boolean)
              when  true,  verify-command  is  launched  after  successful transfer to validate file
              integrity. Zero exit code of that command should indicate correctness of the file.

       xfer:verify-command (string)
              the command to validate file integrity. The only argument is the path to the file.


       The name of a variable can be abbreviated unless it becomes ambiguous. The prefix before  `:'
       can  be  omitted too. You can set one variable several times for different closures, and thus
       you can get a particular settings for particular state. The closure is to be specified  after
       variable name separated with slash `/'.

       The  closure  for `dns:', `net:', `ftp:', `http:', `hftp:' domain variables is currently just
       the host name as you specify it in the `open' command (with some exceptions where closure  is
       meaningless,  e.g.  dns:cache-size).  For some `cmd:' domain variables the closure is current
       URL without path.  For other variables it is not currently used. See examples in  the  sample
       lftp.conf.

       Certain  commands  and  settings take a time interval parameter. It has the format Nx[Nx...],
       where N is time amount (floating point) and x is time unit: d - days, h - hours, m - minutes,
       s  -  seconds.  Default unit is second. E.g. 5h30m or 5.5h.  Also the interval can be `infin‐
       ity', `inf', `never', `forever' - it means infinite interval. E.g. `sleep  forever'  or  `set
       dns:cache-expire never'.

       Boolean  settings can be one of (true, on, yes, 1, +) for a True value or one of (false, off,
       no, 0, -) for a False value.

       Tri-boolean settings have either a boolean value or `auto'.

       Integer settings can have a suffix: k - kibi, m - mebi, g - gigi, etc.  They can also have  a
       prefix: 0 - octal, 0x - hexadecimal.


   FTP asynchronous mode (pipelining)
       Lftp  can  speed  up ftp operations by sending several commands at once and then checking all
       the responses. See ftp:sync-mode variable. Sometimes this does  not  work,  thus  synchronous
       mode is the default. You can try to turn synchronous mode off and see if it works for you. It
       is known that some network software dealing with address translation works incorrectly in the
       case of several FTP commands in one network packet.

       RFC959  says: ``The user-process sending another command before the completion reply would be
       in violation of protocol; but server-FTP processes should  queue  any  commands  that  arrive
       while  a  preceding  command  is  in  progress''. Also, RFC1123 says: ``Implementors MUST NOT
       assume any correspondence between READ boundaries on the control connection  and  the  Telnet
       EOL  sequences  (CR  LF).''  and ``a single READ from the control connection may include more
       than one FTP command''.

       So it must be safe to send several commands at once, which speeds  up  operation  a  lot  and
       seems  to  work with all Unix and VMS based ftp servers. Unfortunately, windows based servers
       often cannot handle several commands in one packet, and so cannot some broken routers.


OPTIONS
       -d     Switch on debugging mode.

       -e commands
              Execute given commands and don't exit.

       -p port
              Use the given port to connect.

       -u user[,pass]
              Use the given username and password to connect. Remember to quote the  password  prop‐
              erly in the shell.  Also note that it is not secure to specify the password on command
              line, use ~/.netrc file.  Alternatively you can use ssh-based  protocols  with  autho‐
              rized keys, so you don't have to enter a password.

       -f script_file
              Execute  commands  in the file and exit.  This option must be used alone without other
              arguments.

       -c commands
              Execute the given commands and exit. Commands can be separated with a semicolon,  `&&'
              or  `||'.  Remember to quote the commands argument properly in the shell.  This option
              must be used alone without other arguments.


ENVIRONMENT VARIABLES
       The following environment variables are processed by lftp:

       HOME   Used for (local) tilde (`~') expansion

       SHELL  Used by the ! command to determine the shell to run.

       PAGER  This should be the name of the pager to use.  It's used by the  more  and  zmore  com‐
              mands.

       http_proxy, https_proxy
              Used to set initial http:proxy, hftp:proxy and https:proxy variables.

       ftp_proxy
              Used  to set initial ftp:proxy or hftp:proxy variables, depending on URL protocol used
              in this environment variable.

       no_proxy
              Used to set initial net:no-proxy variable.

       LFTP_MODULE_PATH
              Used to set initial module:path variable.

       LFTP_HOME
              Used to locate the directory that stores user-specific configuration files.  If unset,
              ~/.lftp will be used.

       LS_COLORS
              used to set initial color:dir-colors variable.

       XDG_CONFIG_DIR, XDG_DATA_DIR, XDG_CACHE_DIR
              Used  to  locate  the  directories for user-specific files when ~/.lftp (or $LFTP_HOME
              directory) does not exist. Defaults are ~/.config, ~/.local/share and ~/.cache respec‐
              tively. The suffix /lftp is appended to make the full path to the directories.


FILES
       /etc/lftp.conf
              system-wide startup file. Actual location depends on --sysconfdir configure option. It
              is /etc when prefix is /usr, /usr/local/etc by default.


       ~/.lftp/rc, ~/.lftprc
              These files are executed on lftp startup after /etc/lftp.conf.

       ~/.lftp/log
              The file things are logged to when lftp moves into the background in nohup mode.

       ~/.lftp/transfer_log
              The file transfers are logged to when xfer:log setting is set to `yes'.  The  location
              can be changed by xfer:log-file setting.

       ~/.lftp/bookmarks
              The file is used to store lftp's bookmarks.  See the bookmark command.

       ~/.lftp/cwd_history
              The file is used to store last working directories for each site visited.

       ~/.lftp/bg/
              The directory is used to store named sockets for backgrounded lftp processes.

       ~/.lftp/DHT/"
              The  directory  is  used to store DHT id and nodes cache for IPv4 and IPv6.  File name
              suffix is the host name.

       ~/.netrc
              The file is consulted to get default login and password to ftp server.  Passwords  are
              also searched here if an URL with user name but with no password is used.


SEE ALSO
       ftpd(8), ftp(1)
       RFC854  (telnet),  RFC959  (ftp), RFC1123, RFC1945 (http/1.0), RFC2052 (SRV RR), RFC2228 (ftp
       security extensions), RFC2389 (ftp  FEAT),  RFC2428  (ftp/ipv6),  RFC2518  (WebDAV),  RFC2616
       (http/1.1),  RFC2617  (http/1.1  authentication), RFC2640 (ftp i18n), RFC4217 (ftp over ssl),
       BEP0003 (BitTorrent Protocol), BEP0005 (DHT  Protocol),  BEP0006  (Fast  Extension),  BEP0007
       (IPv6  Tracker  Extension),  BEP0009  (Extension  for  Peers to Send Metadata Files), BEP0010
       (Extension Protocol), BEP0012 (Multitracker Metadata  Extension),  BEP0023  (Tracker  Returns
       Compact Peer Lists), BEP0032 (DHT Extensions for IPv6).
       http://www.ietf.org/internet-drafts/draft-ietf-ftpext-mlst-16.txt (ftp extensions over
       RFC959),
       http://www.ietf.org/internet-drafts/draft-ietf-secsh-filexfer-10.txt (sftp).
       http://wiki.theory.org/BitTorrentSpecification
       http://www.bittornado.com/docs/multitracker-spec.txt
       http://www.rasterbar.com/products/libtorrent/dht_sec.html (DHT security extension)
       http://xbtt.sourceforge.net/udp_tracker_protocol.html (UDP tracker)


AUTHOR
       Alexander V. Lukyanov
       lav@yars.free.net


ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
       This manual page was originally written by Christoph Lameter <clameter@debian.org>,  for  the
       Debian  GNU/Linux  system.  The  page  was  improved  and updated later by Nicolas Lichtmaier
       <nick@Feedback.com.ar>, James Troup <J.J.Troup@comp.brad.ac.uk>  and  Alexander  V.  Lukyanov
       <lav@yars.free.net>.



                                             24 Jan 2014                                     lftp(1)