First, you will have to connect to the ftp server. You do not need any new software! To connect, just type in the command shell (Unix or DOS prompt):
Welcome at server.domain. (...)
|accountname / anonymous|
Password required for accountname. or
Anonymous access allowed. Please enter your email address as password.
|password / firstname.lastname@example.org|
For instance, to log in at ftp://ftp.myserver.com, type ftp ftp.myserver.com. To log in at ftp://myserver.com, type ftp myserver.com. Now you have logged in. Here are the most important commands that you can use:
|ls||dir (lists the directory)|
|cd directory / cd ..||change directory (like MS-DOS)|
|bin||switch to binary mode; important: use it before downloading or uploading binary files (e. g. *.zip)!|
|ascii||switch to ASCII mode; important: use it before downloading or uploading text files (e. g. *.txt)!|
|get filename||download file|
|put filename||upload file|
|help [command]||help for a command; help alone lists all commands|
With these commands, uploading files to an ftp server will be easy. Just type bin, then put filename. Do not forget the bin command before uploading files other than text (e. g. .gif, .exe)! If you have problems, read the server messages and try "help". If it does not help, just type "bye" and log in again. Sometimes ftp servers disconnect (if you are idle for a long time), so logging in again may help.