File Transfer Protocol Frequently Asked Questions
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Here, you will find answers to frequently asked questions about copying and transferring files over the Internet. Check the list of questions to see if yours, or one like it, is among them. If not, use a search engine to track down the information. If you don't know what a search engine is, click here.
ftp://ftp.someplace.com ftp://ftp.someplace.com/pub/gamesThe second example will connect you to ftp.someplace.com, log you in anonymously, and then change directories to /pub/games.
My browser tries to display a file I want, instead of downloading it. How
can I make it download?
Move the mouse cursor over the file link you wish to download, hold down
a Shift key and click on the link.
I downloaded a file, now what do I do with it?
This depends on the file you downloaded. Most application programs will be
archived with some sort of compression scheme. The most common archival
scheme is zip. Files that have been compressed in this way end in .zip.
Before you can do anything useful with the file contained inside the .zip
file you must uncompress it. Most archives are not self-uncompressing, that
is, you need to use another software program such as pkunzip to access the files.