FTP is the File Transfer Protocol. FTP support is provided using the github.com/jlaffaye/ftp package.
Here is an example of making an FTP configuration. First run
This will guide you through an interactive setup process. An FTP remote only
needs a host together with and a username and a password. With anonymous FTP
server, you will need to use
anonymous as username and your email address as
No remotes found - make a new one n) New remote r) Rename remote c) Copy remote s) Set configuration password q) Quit config n/r/c/s/q> n name> remote Type of storage to configure. Choose a number from below, or type in your own value 1 / Amazon Drive \ "amazon cloud drive" 2 / Amazon S3 (also Dreamhost, Ceph, Minio) \ "s3" 3 / Backblaze B2 \ "b2" 4 / Dropbox \ "dropbox" 5 / Encrypt/Decrypt a remote \ "crypt" 6 / FTP Connection \ "ftp" 7 / Google Cloud Storage (this is not Google Drive) \ "google cloud storage" 8 / Google Drive \ "drive" 9 / Hubic \ "hubic" 10 / Local Disk \ "local" 11 / Microsoft OneDrive \ "onedrive" 12 / Openstack Swift (Rackspace Cloud Files, Memset Memstore, OVH) \ "swift" 13 / SSH/SFTP Connection \ "sftp" 14 / Yandex Disk \ "yandex" Storage> ftp FTP host to connect to Choose a number from below, or type in your own value 1 / Connect to ftp.example.com \ "ftp.example.com" host> ftp.example.com FTP username, leave blank for current username, ncw user> FTP port, leave blank to use default (21) port> FTP password y) Yes type in my own password g) Generate random password y/g> y Enter the password: password: Confirm the password: password: Remote config -------------------- [remote] host = ftp.example.com user = port = pass = *** ENCRYPTED *** -------------------- y) Yes this is OK e) Edit this remote d) Delete this remote y/e/d> y
This remote is called
remote and can now be used like this
See all directories in the home directory
rclone lsd remote:
Make a new directory
rclone mkdir remote:path/to/directory
List the contents of a directory
rclone ls remote:path/to/directory
/home/local/directory to the remote directory, deleting any
excess files in the directory.
rclone sync /home/local/directory remote:directory
FTP does not support modified times. Any times you see on the server will be time of upload.
FTP does not support any checksums.
Note that since FTP isn’t HTTP based the following flags don’t work
--timeout isn’t supported (but
--bind isn’t supported.
FTP could support server side move but doesn’t yet.