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I am using: SCO_SV scosysv 3.2 5.0.7 i386, and I am trying to download ssh and install it. But the only way I can do it, is by using FTP.

I have tried the following:

# ftp
?Invalid command

What am I supposed to do?

I have never used FTP before in any Linux machine. I have Googled it, and I looked at every entry on the first page, and that is all talking about downloading packages from FTP sites—no use.

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A very simple use of the ftp client would be to specify the server's hostname on the command line: ftp hostname. Then use ftp commands ls and cd [directory] to navigate in the server's directory structure and use get [file] to fetch the desired file.


  1. FTP servers usually allow login for anyone, provided you use the anonymous username.
  2. To connect to specifically, you'll have to activate passive mode using -p option: ftp -p
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Here the list of cmds to download FILENAME from SITE_NAME:

write login info
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