Cbftp is an advanced, multi-purpose, FTP/FXP client that focuses on efficient large-scale data spreading, while also supporting most regular FTP/FXP use cases in a modern way.
It runs in a terminal and provides a semi-graphical user interface through ncurses.
The software is released under an open source license.
- Spread jobs for efficient many-to-many FTP server data spreading through FXP.
- Transfer jobs for regular file transfer needs: FXP, Upload, Download.
- Efficient slot handling: slots are used and reused for any purpose at any time. A large job does not “lock” slots, and neither does the user interface.
- Concurrency: Multiple jobs can run at the same time.
- Encrypted data file with AES-256.
- SSL support (AUTH TLS) and SSLFXP support.
- Remote commands for performing various tasks through UDP calls including:
- download – starts a transfer job for downloading the specified item to your default download directory.
- upload – starts a transfer job for uploading the specified item to the specified site and path.
- fxp – starts a transfer job for sending the specified item from one site to another via FXP.
- race – starts a spread job with the ‘race’ profile for the specified item on the specified sites.
- distribute – starts a spread job with the ‘distribute’ profile for the specified item on the specified sites.
- prepare – prepares a spread job with the ‘race’ profile, which means cbftp will log onto the specified sites and await user input.
- raw – issue the given raw command on the listed sites.
- rawwithpath – change directory to the given path and then issue the given raw command on the listed sites.
- idle – login and idle on the specified sites.
- abort – abort the specified spread job.
- delete – abort the specified spread job, and then delete all related files on all involved sites.
- reset – soft reset (no re-mkdir) the specified spread job.
- hardreset – hard reset the specified spread job.
- Ncurses UI, runs in a terminal which makes cbftp highly flexible.
- Advanced skiplisting – define what to deny or allow, both on job and file basis. Skiplisting can be specified globally, per section, and/or per site.
- Internal file viewer with support for multiple encodings.
- File viewing through external applications when running in a local terminal
- SOCKS5 proxy support.
Build dependencies: make, g++, libssl-dev, and libncursesw5-dev.
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