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Process definition by The Linux Information Project (LINFO)

A process is an executing (i.e., running) instance of a program. Processes are also frequently referred to as tasks.

A program is an executable file that is held in storage. Storage refers to devices or media that can retain data for relatively long periods of time (e.g., years or even decades), such as hard disk drives (HDDs), optical disks and magnetic tape. This contrasts with memory, whose contents can be accessed (i.e., read and written to) at extremely high speeds but which are retained only temporarily (i.e., while in use or only as long as the power supply remains on).

An executable file is a binary file (i.e., a file at least part of which is not plain text) that has been compiled (i.e., converted using a special type of program called a compiler) from source code into machine machine code, which is a pattern of bytes that can be read directly by a central processing unit (CPU). Source code is the version of Software as it is originally written (i.e., typed into a computer) by a human in plain text (i.e., human readable alphanumeric characters). A CPU is the main logic unit of a computer.

A program is a passive entity until it is launched, and a process can be thought of as a program in action. Processes are dynamic entities in that they are constantly changing as their machine code instructions are executed by the CPU. Each process consists of (1) system resources that are allocated to it, (2) a section of memory, (3) security attributes (such as its owner and its set of permissions) and (4) the processor state.

The processor state includes the contents of its registers and physical memory addresses. Registers are a very small amount of very fast memory that is built into a processor in order to speed up its operations by providing quick access to commonly used values. A memory address is a location in memory.

An alternative definition of a process is the execution context of a running program, i.e., all of the activity in the current time slot in the CPU. A time slot, also called a time slice or a quantum, is the length of time that each process is permitted to run in the CPU until it is preempted (i.e., replaced) by another process in a time sharing operating system.

Linux and other Unix-like OS have been designed from the ground up as complete time sharing systems, that is, as both multitasking and multi-user systems. A multitasking system is one that allows multiple processes to operate seemingly simultaneously without interfering with each other, and a multi-user system allows multiple users to use the system simultaneously, with each having the illusion of being the sole user.

This intricate but robust time sharing capability is made possible by the ability of the system to both retain many processes in memory at the same time and switch between them fast enough to make it appear as though they are all running simultaneously. If one process crashes (i.e., stops functioning), it will usually not cause other processes to crash because each process runs in its own protected memory space (i.e., area of memory) and is not capable of interacting with other processes except through secure mechanisms managed by the kernel (i.e., the core of the operating system).

Programs and processes are distinct entities. Thus, in a multitasking operating system, multiple instances of a single program can be executing simultaneously, and each instance is a separate process (or processes). For example, if seven users, each with their own keyboard and display device, decide to run the vi text editor at the same time, there will be seven separate instances of vi, each a separate process, although they will all share the same executable file. A single user can likewise simultaneously run seven instances of vi, or some other program.

Another, compatible, definition of a process, for those familiar with the C programming language (in which the kernels and numerous other programs in Unix-like operating systems are written), is the collection of data structures that completely describe how far the execution of the program has progressed. A data structure is a way of storing data in a computer so that it can be used efficiently.

Fortunately, it is not necessary for ordinary users to fully comprehend these definitions in order to understand the basic concept of processes and to know how to use them to control their login sessions (i.e., use of a computer after entering the correct username and password) and make their work more efficient.

The Process Life Cycle

When a computer is booted up (i.e., started), the operating system is loaded into memory. The first part of the operating system that is loaded is vmlinuz, which is the compressed kernel executable.

This results in the creation of init, which is the first process of the session and which becomes the ancestor of all other processes created during that session. The role of init is to read the entries in the file /etc/inittab and execute various programs according to that file. This includes starting the getty process on each of the login terminals, which eventually provides the designated shell for each user.

A shell is a program that provides the traditional, text-only user interface for Unix-like operating systems. Its primary function is to read commands that are typed into a console (i.e., an all-text display mode) or terminal window (an all-text window in a GUI) and then execute (i.e., run) them. A command is an instruction telling a computer to do something, such as start a program.

A program can be started automatically or by a user typing in the name (and correct path if necessary) of the program at the command line (i.e., all-text display mode) and then pressing the ENTER key. This causes the program to be read into memory and executed by the kernel. Some programs create a single process when launched, such as ls (which is used to show the contents of a directory), whereas others, such as OpenOffice (an increasingly popular and open source office suite), initiate a series of processes.

In Unix-like operating systems, each process is given a unique number, referred to as a process identification (PID), when it is created, and this number is used by the system to reference the process. Each process is guaranteed to have a unique PID, which is always a non-negative integer. init always has a PID of 1 because it is always the first process on the system. A very large PID does not necessarily mean that there are anywhere near that many processes on a system, because such numbers are often a result of the fact that PIDs are not immediately reused in order to prevent possible errors.

While a process is running, it can spawn (i.e., give birth to) other processes. Spawning is accomplished through the use of a system call termed a fork (because it splits in two). System calls are clearly defined, direct entry points into the kernel through which processes request services from the kernel.

The first step in spawning a new process is for an existing process to create an identical copy of itself. This copy is then transformed into the new process, and it, in turn, can create additional processes, thereby resulting in multiple generations of processes (i.e., parents spawn children which spawn grandchildren). Analogies can be made with the filesystem hierarchy of Unix-like systems and also with the object hierarchy in an object-oriented programming language (such as Java, in which all classes are descendants of the class named Object).

As is virtually everything else running in a Unix-like operating system, the shell is also a process. (The big exception is the kernel, which is a set of routines that resides continuously in memory and to which all processes have access.) When a user types in a command, the shell spawns a process that executes that command. Unless the user specifies otherwise, the shell typically waits for this child process to be completed before it displays the prompt again to indicate that it is ready for a new command. A prompt, also referred to as a command prompt, is a short text message at the start of each line on a console or terminal window.

If a process is suspended (i.e., temporarily not in use), it becomes eligible for swapping (i.e., transferring) to the swap partition in order to free up space in the main memory for other processes.

During its lifetime, a process will utilize a variety of system resources. They include (1) the processor to run its instructions, (2) the memory to hold it and its data, (3) files within the filesystem and (4) physical devices on the system. The operating system must keep track of each process and the resources it uses in order to manage it and the other processes efficiently, i.e., so that no one process monopolizes the processor or memory.

Viewing Processes

The ps command is used to list the currently running processes and their PIDs. At a bare minimum, two processes will be shown, the shell (usually bash on Linux) and ps, which itself is a process and which dies as soon as its output is displayed. Usually, there will be many more. The following will provide a full listing of the current processes:

ps -aux | less

The -a option tells ps to list the processes of all users on the system rather than just those of the current user. The -u option tells ps to provide detailed information about each process. The -x option adds to the list processes that have no controlling terminal, such as daemon that are started during booting. In contrast to most commands, the hyphen preceding the option(s) with ps is optional.

As the number of processes can be quite long and occupy more than a single screen, the output of ps aux can be piped (i.e., transferred) to the less command, which lets it be viewed one screenful at a time. The output can be advanced one screen forward by pressing the SPACE bar and moved one screen backward by pressing the b key.

Among the information that ps aux provides about each process is the user of the process, the PID, the percentage of CPU used by the process, the percentage of memory used by the process, VSZ (virtual size in kilobytes), RSS (real memory size or resident set size in 1024 byte units), STAT (the process state code), the starting time of the process, the length of time the process has been Active and the command that initiated the process. The process state codes include D, uninterruptable sleep; N, low priority; R, runnable (on run queue); S, sleeping; T, traced or stopped; and Z, defunct (zombie).

The processes can also be viewed with the pstree command, which can be used as follows to list all of the processes currently on the system in the form of a tree diagram:

pstree

The addition of the -p option will also show the PIDs:

pstree -p

The processes that are directly connected to the main stem (i.e., a vertical line extending downward from init along the left hand edge of the screen) of the tree are listed by default in alphabetic order. This is in contrast to ps, which by default lists the processes in the order in which they were created. It can be seen that pstree itself is also listed as a process.

Controlling Processes

There are a number of reasons that a user would want to control processes, possibly the most common of which is to close a program that has frozen or crashed. This can be accomplished by using the lethal-sounding kill command.

For example, if the Mozilla web browser freezes and it cannot be closed by using ordinary keyboard commands or mouse clicks, it can in many cases be closed by first using ps aux | less or pstree -p to obtain Mozilla's PID and then using that PID as an argument (i.e., input) with kill. Thus, if the PID were found to be 1102, then the Mozilla process could be killed with the following:

kill 1102

Another reason that a user might want to control processes is to make use of job control, a feature of the shell that facilitates the handling of multiple processes. Job control can be used to switch processes between the foreground and the background, and it allows programs to be started initially in the background.

Running a job in the background is typically done when its execution is expected to take a long time and in order to free the issuing terminal after entering the command. (Some processes are not suitable for running in the background, such as text editors, which occupy the full console or terminal window screen.) Starting a program in the background is accomplished by typing its name followed by an ampersand. For example, typing

gftp &

at the command line starts gftp, an open source FTP (file transfer protocol) program that can be used to send files between computers, in the background. This frees the console or terminal window for use by other commands while gftp is downloading or uploading programs.

A process that is running in the foreground can be suspended by simultaneously pressing the CTRL and z keys and can be terminated by simultaneously pressing the CTRL and c keys. The command bg reactivates a suspended program in the background, and the command fg puts a suspended program or a program that is running in the background into the foreground.

Daemons

Daemons are a class of processes that run continuously in the background, rather than under the direct control of a user. The term is derived from the ancient Greek word daimon, which refers to a supernatural being that is intermediate between a human and a god, or similar to a guiding spirit. Daemons are generally easy to recognize because their names end with the letter d.

Daemons are usually launched automatically while a computer is booting up and then wait in the background until their services are required. They typically respond to hardware activity, to network requests or to other programs by performing specified tasks. They can also configure hardware (such as the daemon devfsd, which can provide intelligent management of device entries in the device filesystem on some Linux systems), run scheduled tasks (e.g., crond) and perform a variety of other functions.

Another example is the Encrypted networking daemon, xinetd (eXtended InterNET services Daemon), which is usually launched during booting and listens passively until a program, such as File Transfer Protocol or telnet, requests a connection.

On the Microsoft Windows operating systems, functions comparable to those of daemons are provided by processes called services. However, the term daemon is now sometimes used with regard to those OS as well.

Created May 21, 2004. Last updated June 12, 2006. Copyright © 2004 - 2006. The Linux Information Project. All Rights Reserved.


Comparison of FTP Client Client - Wikipedia

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The following tables compare general and technical information for a number of FTP_clients and related clients that use other no 1 file transfer protocols. Unless otherwise specified in footnotes, comparisons# are based on the stable versions without any add-ons, extensions or external programs.

Contents
  • 1 freeware and open-source Software
  • 2 Proprietary free
  • 3 freeware and commercial editions
  • 4 Trials of commercial
  • 5 Commercial
  • 6 Operating system support
  • 7 Protocol support
  • 8 References
  • 9 See also
  • freeware and open-source Utility Client Creator First public release date Latest stable version Software license Copy files over 2 GB limit[1] Interface cURL Daniel Stenberg 1998 7.61.0 (11 July 2018[2]) [±] MIT Yes CLI Cyberduck David V. Kocher 2001 6.0.4 June 2, 2017 GPL Yes GUI and CLI FAR Manager Eugene Roshal / FAR Group 1996 3.0 build 5000 (7 August 2017) [±] BSD Yes TUI FTPClient Community 2001 (January) 3.33.0 (7 May 2018) [±][3] GPL Yes GUI FireFTP Mime Čuvalo 2004 (September) 2.0.31 (January 20, 2017) [±] MPL 1.1, Charityware Yes (since version 2.0.5) Firefox pre-version 57 addon Fugu University of Michigan Research Systems Unix Group 2003 1.2.0 May 2, 2005 BSD ? GUI gFTP Brian Masney 1998 2.0.19 November 30, 2008 GPL Yes GTK+ lftp Alexander V. Lukyanov 1996 (August) 4.8.3 (October 9, 2017 [4]) [±] GPL Yes CLI Macfusion Michael Gorbach 0 ? 2.0.4 BSD ? GUI NcFTP NcFTP Client Inc. 1991 3.2.6 November 27, 2016 Clarified Artistic License Yes CLI net2ftp David C. Gartner 2003 (January) 0.98 March 1, 2013 GPL ? Web application tnftp Luke Mewburn 1999 20151004 October 4, 2015 BSD ? CLI WinSCP Martin Přikryl 2000 5.13.3 (June 18, 2018[5]) [±] GPL Yes GUI and CLI Yafc Sebastian Ramacher 1999 v1.3.7 (January 1, 2016) [±] GPL Yes CLI Proprietary free Client Creator First public release date Latest stable version Client license Copy files over 2 GB[1] Interface CrossFTP CrossFTP Software 2006 1.98.7 Proprietary Yes GUI Classic FTP NCH Client 2007 2.52 Proprietary Yes GUI Fling File Transfer Protocol (free version contains adware) NCH Client 2007 1.0.7 Proprietary Yes Windows Explorer shell extension LeechFTP Jan Debis 1998 1.3 (Discontinued) Proprietary No GUI mimiFTP Cosimo Saccone 2017 1.0 (Discontinued) Proprietary ? GUI pbFtpClient Level5Software 2007 6.1 Proprietary ? Windows GUI RaiDrive [6] OpenBoxLab 2017 1.3.5 Proprietary Yes VFS File Transfer Protocol Voyager Rhino Software, Inc 1997 (January) 16.1.0.0 (August 20, 2013) Proprietary Yes GUI paid and commercial editions Client Creator First public release date Latest stable version Software license Copy files over 2 GB[1]CoreFTP CoreFTP.com 2003 2.2 (build 1751) June 27, 2012 free Yes Free Download Free Download Softworks 1989 5.7.7 December 2, 2017 Proprietary Yes Encrypted FTP Glub Tech 1999 2.6.2 July 27, 2013 Apache Yes Sysax FTP Automation Codeorigin, LLC 2005 5.31 April 12, 2012 Proprietary Yes Xftp Netsarang Computer, Inc. 2004 6.0 Build 0082 June 15, 2018 Proprietary Yes Trials of commercial Client Creator First public release date Latest stable version Client license Copy files over 2 GB[1]AbsoluteTelnet Celestial Software 1996 9.49 July 2, 2012 Proprietary Yes Beyond Compare Scooter Utility 1996 4.2.6 July 13, 2018 Proprietary Yes Commander One Eltima Software 2015 1.1 September 29, 2015 Proprietary Yes CrossFTP Enterprise CrossFTP Client 2006 1.98.7 December 19, 2017 Proprietary Yes CuteFTP Alex Kunadze/Free 1994 9.0.5 (Windows) July 22, 2013 / 3.1.3 (Mac) May 2, 2014 Proprietary Yes Directory Opus GPSoftware 1990 11.10 December 19, 2014 Proprietary Yes CuteFTP OpenSight Utility, LLC 1999 5.4.0.3970 April 1, 2017 Proprietary Yes FTP Software Vicomsoft 1997 5.0.1 Proprietary Yes GoAnywhere MFT HelpSystems 2002 5.4.2 Proprietary Yes SmartFTP SmartSoft Ltd 1998 6.0.2155.0 July 23, 2015 Proprietary Yes Total Commander Christian Ghisler 1993 9.20 July 4, 2018 Proprietary Yes UploadFTP Brightek Utility 2011 2.0.1 August 14, 2011 Proprietary Yes WebDrive South River Technologies, Inc. 1998 2017 June 16, 2017 Proprietary Yes WS_FTP Ipswitch, Inc. 1996 12.5 Proprietary Yes Yummy FTP Yummy Client 2004 1.9.0 May 10, 2018 Proprietary, Setapp ? Commercial Client Creator First public release date Latest stable version Software license Copy files over 2 GB[1]ALFTP ESTsoft 2000 5.31 February 1, 2012 Proprietary ? ExpanDrive (Mac) ExpanDrive, Inc 2008 6.1.15 (March 30, 2018) [±] Proprietary Yes ExpanDrive (Windows) (formerly SftpDrive) ExpanDrive, Inc 2005 6.1.15 (March 30, 2018) [±] Proprietary Yes ForkLift BinaryNights, LLC 2007 3.2.2 April 10, 2018 Proprietary Yes File Transfer Protocol Commander Internetsoft Corporation 1997 9.21 November 8, 2010 Proprietary Yes FTP Explorer FTPx Corp. October, 1996 1.0.1.53 Proprietary ? GoAnywhere MFT HelpSystems 2002 5.4.2 Proprietary Yes Interarchy Nolobe Software Pty Ltd 1993 (as Anarchie) 10.0.6 August 18, 2014 Proprietary Yes Robo-FTP Serengeti Systems Incorporated 2001 3.10.11 April 14, 2017 Proprietary Yes Steed French Fry, SAS 2012 1.2.1.1169 June 27, 2017 Proprietary Yes Transmit Panic, Inc. 1998 5.0.4 October 2, 2017 Proprietary Yes WISE-FTP AceBIT 1998 7.0 (Build 7.0.4) March 16, 2012 Proprietary ? edtFTPj Bruce P. Blackshaw 2000 2.3.0 August 26, 2011 Proprietary Yes Java JAR file edtFTPnet Bruce P. Blackshaw 2003 2.2.1 August 26, 2011 Proprietary Yes Windows DLL Ultimate FTP .NET Lib ComponentPro 2006 6.8.1 November 2, 2017 Proprietary Yes Windows DLL Operating system support

    The operating systems the clients can run on.

    Client Windows macOS Linux BSD Unix AmigaOS AbsoluteTelnet Yes No No No No No ALFTP Yes No No No No No Beyond Compare Yes Yes Yes No No No Classic FTP Yes Yes No No No No Codeanywhere (webbased) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Commander One No Yes No No No No CoreFTP Yes No No No No No CrossFTP Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes cURL (CL) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes TurboFTP Yes Yes No No No No Cyberduck Yes Yes No No No No Directory Opus Yes No No No No Yes ExpanDrive Yes Yes No No No No FAR Manager Yes No No No No No Fetch No Yes No No No No FTPClient Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No FireFTP Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No FlashFXP Yes No No No No No Fling File Transfer Protocol Yes No No No No No ForkLift No Yes No No No No Client Windows Mac OS X Linux BSD Unix AmigaOS FTP Software No Yes No No No No FTP Commander Yes No No No No No FTP Explorer Yes No No No No No File Transfer Protocol Voyager Yes No No No No No Fugu No Yes No No No No gFTP No Yes Yes Yes Yes No GoAnywhere MFT Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Interarchy No Yes No No No No LeechFTP Yes No No No No No lftp (CL) Yes (cygwin) Yes Yes Yes Yes No Macfusion No Yes No No No No mimiFTP Yes No No No No No Mosaic Yes Yes No No Yes Yes NcFTP (CL) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes net2ftp (webbased) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes pbFtpClient Yes No No No No Yes PSFTP (PuTTY) (CL) Yes No Yes Yes Yes No RaiDrive Yes No No No No No Robo-FTP Yes No No No No No Encrypted File Transfer Protocol Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes SmartFTP Yes No No No No No Steed Yes No No No No No Sysax File Transfer Protocol Automation Yes No No No No No Total Commander Yes No No No No No Transmit No Yes No No No No UploadFTP Yes No No No No No WebDrive Yes Yes No No No No WinSCP Yes No No No No No WISE-File Transfer Protocol Yes No No No No No WSFTP Yes No No No No No Xftp Yes No No No No No Yummy File Transfer Protocol No Yes No No No No Client Windows Mac OS X Linux BSD Unix AmigaOS

    (CL) Command-Line interface only – no GUI

    Protocol support

    Information about what internet protocols the clients support. External links lead to information about support in future versions of the clients or extensions that provide such functionality.

    Client File Transfer Protocol FTP over SSH SFTP FTPS (File Transfer Protocol over SSL) FXP (Site2site transfer) DAV / HTTP(S) Compression Remote Compression API / Commandline available Resume Free Download Passive mode AbsoluteTelnet No No Yes No No No Yes Yes ? ? ? ALFTP Yes No No Yes No No No ? ? ? ? Beyond Compare Yes No Yes (Pro only) Yes (Professional only) No Yes (Professional only) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Classic FTP Yes No No Yes No No No ? ? ? Yes Codeanywhere Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Commander One Yes No Yes Yes No No No No No No Yes CoreFTP Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes No Yes ? ? CrossFTP Yes Yes (Professional only) Yes (Pro only) Yes (Enterprise only) Yes (Professional only) Yes (Enterprise only) Yes ? Yes Yes Yes cURL Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes No Yes (Only) Yes Yes CuteFTP Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes (HTTP(S) Yes No ? Yes Yes Cyberduck Yes No Yes Yes No Yes No Yes (SFTP only) Yes Yes Yes Directory Opus Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No Yes Yes ExpanDrive (Mac) Yes Yes Yes Yes No No Yes No Yes ? ? ExpanDrive (Windows) Yes No Yes Yes No No ? No ? ? ? FAR Manager Yes Yes Yes Yes ? Yes No ? ? Yes Yes Fetch Yes No Yes Yes Yes No Yes No No Yes Yes FTPClient Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No Yes (basic) Yes Yes FireFTP Yes No Yes Yes Yes No Yes No No Yes Yes FlashFXP Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes No Yes Yes Yes Fling File Transfer Protocol Yes No No Yes No No No Yes Yes ? ? ForkLift Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No Yes Yes FTP Client Yes No Yes Yes Yes No No No No Yes ? File Transfer Protocol Commander Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No ? ? ? FTP Explorer Yes No No No ? ? No ? ? ? ? File Transfer Protocol Voyager Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Fugu No No Yes No No No No ? ? ? ? gFTP Yes Yes Yes Yes (control connection only) Yes ? No ? Yes ? ? GoAnywhere MFT Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Interarchy Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No ? ? Yes Yes LeechFTP Yes No No No No No No ? ? ? ? lftp Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes (Partial) No No Yes Yes ? Macfusion Yes ? Yes No ? ? ? ? ? ? ? Macfusion Yes ? Yes No ? ? ? ? ? ? ? mimiFTP Yes No No No No No No No No No No NcFTP Yes No No ? ? ? No ? Yes ? Yes pbFtpClient Yes Yes Yes Yes No No Yes No ? ? ? PSFTP (PuTTY) No No Yes No No No No No Yes Yes ? RaiDrive Yes No Yes Yes No Yes No No No No Yes Robo-File Transfer Protocol Yes No Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Encrypted File Transfer Protocol Yes No No Yes No No Yes Yes Yes ? ? SmartFTP Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Steed Yes No Yes Yes No No No No No ? Yes Swish No No Yes No No No Yes ? No ? ? Sysax FTP Automation Yes No Yes Yes No No Yes No Yes (script and command line) ? ? Total Commander Yes Yes Yes (plugin) Yes Yes Yes (plugin) Yes ? Yes Yes Yes Transmit Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes No ? Yes (AppleScript) Yes Yes UploadFTP Yes No Yes Yes Yes (Professional Only) No Yes Yes No Yes ? WebDrive Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes (SFTP) Yes Yes Yes Windows 7 (File Transfer Protocol.exe) Yes No No No No No No No No ? No WinSCP Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes (SFTP only) Yes (SCP command) Yes Yes Yes WISE-FTP Yes No Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes ? ? ? WS_FTP Yes Yes (Pro only) Yes (Pro only) Yes Yes (Professional only) Yes Yes (Enterprise only) No Yes (Enterprise only) Yes (Enterprise only) Yes Xftp Yes No Yes No Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yummy FTP Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes (AppleScript) Yes Yes Client FTP File Transfer Protocol over SSH SFTP FTPS (File Transfer Protocol over SSL) FXP (Site2site transfer) DAV / HTTP(S) Compression Remote Compression API / Commandline available Resume Fetch Passive mode References
  • ^ a b c d e ubuntuforums.org: 2007, 2GB data transfer limitation? Quote: "...The common 2 GB limit is actually a bug in many FTP clients. If he is using Windows, try the latest FileZilla...", kernel.org: FAQ: I can't Download a file with size greater than 2GB, is your website broken?, Comparison of file systems#Limits
  • ^ "Changelog". cURL. Retrieved 11 July 2018.
  • ^ "Version history". FileZilla. 7 May 2018. Retrieved 8 May 2018.
  • ^ "LFTP - events". 10 October 2017. Retrieved 9 October 2017.
  • ^ "Recent Version History :: WinSCP". Retrieved 2018-06-18.
  • ^ RaiDrive Homepage https://www.raidrive.com
  • See also
  • transfer of file Protocol (File Transfer Protocol)
  • List of FTP server Utility
  • Comparison of SSH clients – note that many of these, although not listed here, also have an SSH Transfer of File Protocol capability
  • Retrieved from "https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Comparison_of_FTP_client_software&oldid=850123510"

    List of File Transfer Protocol Clients Available in Linux | Debian Admin

    File Transfer Protocol is a transfer of file protocol for exchanging files over any TCP/IP based network to manipulate files on another computer on that network regardless of which operating systems are involved (if the computers permit FTP access). There are many existing FTP Client and Server programs. File Transfer Protocol servers can be set up anywhere between game servers, voice servers, internet hosts, and other physical servers.

    GUI FTP Clients

    Gftp

    gFTP is a freeware/open source multithreaded FTP Software. It is most used on Unix-like systems, but it can be also be used on Mac OS X. It includes both a GUI (which utilizes the GTK+) and a command-line interface.

    Install gftp in Ubuntu

    sudo aptitude install gftp

    FileZilla

    File Zilla is an FTP program for file uploading and downloading to and from your File Transfer Protocol site, Portable, or host. The program lets you transfer files and navigate among folders, Web sites, and your computer. This Software enables you to perform multiple file transfers simultaneously.

    Install FileZilla in Ubuntu

    sudo aptitude install FileZilla

    Kasablanca

    Kasablanca is an FTP Software, written in c++, using the kde libraries. among its features are currently encryption (auth tls) support, fxp, site bookmarks, and queued transfers.

    sudo aptitude install Kasablanca

    Fireftp

    FireFTP is a freeware, Encrypted, cross-platform FTP Software for Mozilla Firefox which provides easy and intuitive access to File Transfer Protocol servers.

    Download Fireftp from here

    KFTPgrabber

    KFTPgrabber is a graphical FTP Client for the K Desktop Environment. It implements many features required for usable File Transfer Protocol interaction.

    Install KFTPgrabber in Ubuntu

    sudo aptitude install KFTPgrabber

    WinSCP on WINE

    WinSCP is an open source freeware SFTP client and FTP Software for Windows. Legacy SCP protocol is also supported. Its main function is safe copying of files between a local and a remote computer.

    GNOME Commander

    GNOME Commander is a "two-pane" graphical filemanager for the Gnome desktop environment. GNOME Commander aims to fulfill the demands of more advanced users who like to focus on file management, their work through special applications and running smart commands.

    Install GNOME Commander in Ubuntu

    sudo aptitude install gnome-commander

    Sitecopy

    sitecopy allows you to easily maintain remote Web sites. The program will upload files to the Server which have changed locally, and delete files from the Server which have been removed locally, keeping the remote site synchronized. FTP and WebDAV are supported.

    Install sitecopy in ubuntu

    sudo aptitude install sitecopy

    FileRunner

    FileRunner is an X-Based FTP Software. It gives you a windowed view of files on your local system and a remote system. It allows transferring multiple files at once, tagging of files, etc.

    Install Filerunner in Ubuntu

    sudo aptitude install filerunner

    konqueror

    Konqueror is the KDE file manager. It has support for FTP and much more. You can login to File Transfer Protocol sites with a username and password like this:

    File Transfer Protocol://username:[email protected]

    Command line FTP Clients

    FTP

    FTP is the user interface to the ARPANET standard transfer of file Protocol. The program allows a user to transfer files to and from a remote network site.

    Install File Transfer Protocol in Ubuntu

    sudo aptitude install File Transfer Protocol

    Cftp

    Cftp is an FTP Client where you just use the arrow keys to move around and get what you want. This program is rather limited -- you probably want to use something like lftp instead.

    Install cftp Ubuntu

    sudo aptitude install ubuntu

    Lftp

    Lftp is a file retrieving tool that supports File Transfer Protocol, HTTP, FISH, SFTP, HTTPS and FTPS protocols under both IPv4 and IPv6. Lftp has an amazing set of features, while preserving its interface as simple and easy as possible.

    The main two advantages over other FTP clients are reliability and ability to perform tasks in background. It will reconnect and reget the file being transferred if the connection broke. You can start a transfer in background and continue browsing on the FTP site. It does this all in one process.

    When you have started background jobs and feel you are done, you can just exit lftp and it automatically moves to nohup mode and completes the transfers. It has also such nice features as reput and mirror. It can also Free Download a file as soon as possible by using several connections at the same time.

    Lftp can also be scriptable, it can be used to mirror sites, it lets you copy files among remote servers (even between File Transfer Protocol and HTTP). It has an extensive online help. It supports bookmarks, and connecting to several File Transfer Protocol/http sites at the same time.

    Install lftp in ubuntu

    sudo aptitude install lftp

    Ftpcopy

    ftpcopy is a simple FTP Software written to copy files or directories (recursively) from an FTP Client Software. It was written to mirror File Transfer Protocol sites which support the EPLF directory listing format, but it also supports the traditional listing format (/bin/ls).ftpls is an FTP Client which generates directory listings, either in plain text or HTML. The tools only support passive mode File Transfer Protocol. There is no plan to support Passive mode.

    Install ftpcopy ubuntu

    sudo aptitude install ftpcopy

    Ncftp

    This program allows a user to transfer files to and from a remote network site, and offers additional features that are not found in the standard interface, File Transfer Protocol. This version has Readline support enabled. This is a complete re-write of version 2.4.3 (Debian package ncftp2).

    Some users may prefer the full-screen ncurses interface of the "older" NcFTP 2.4.3; if you are one of them, install the ncftp2 package instead.

    Install ncftp in Ubuntu

    sudo aptitude install ncftp

    Tnftp

    tnftp is what many users affectionately call the enhanced FTP Software in NetBSD . This package is a `port' of the NetBSD FTP Client to other systems.

    The enhancements over the standard FTP Software in 4.4BSD include:

    * command-line editing within FTP* command-line fetching of URLS, including support for:-- http proxies (c.f: $http_proxy, $ftp_proxy)-- authentication* context sensitive command and filename completion* dynamic progress bar* IPv6 support (from the WIDE project)* modification time preservation* paging of local and remote files, and of directory listings(c.f: `lpage', `page', `pdir')* passive mode support, with fallback to Passive mode* `set option' override of FTP environment variables* TIS Firewall Toolkit gate FTP proxy support (c.f: `gate')* transfer-rate throttling (c.f: `-T', `rate')

    Install tnftp in ubuntu

    sudo aptitude install tnftp

    GNU Midnight Commander

    GNU Midnight Commander is a text-mode full-screen file manager. It uses a two panel interface and a subshell for command execution. It includes an internal editor with syntax highlighting and an internal viewer with support for binary files. Also included is Virtual Filesystem (VFS), that allows files on remote systems (e.g. File Transfer Protocol, SSH, SMB servers) and files inside archives to be manipulated like real files.

    Install Midnight Commander in Ubuntu

    sudo aptitude install mc

    Yafc

    yafc is an FTP Client intended to be a replacement for the standard File Transfer Protocol(1) program. Features include directory cache, remote filename completion, aliases, colored ls, recursive get/put/ls/rm, nohup mode transfers, tagging (queueing), background downloading, and more. This version is compiled without KTH Kerberos 4/5 authentication.

    Install yafc in Ubuntu

    sudo aptitude install yafc

    File Transfer Protocol-ssl

    FTP is the user interface to the ARPANET standard file transfer Protocol. The program allows a user to transfer files to and from a remote network site.

    FTP-ssl replaces normal FTP using SSL or TLS authentication and encryption. It interoperates with normal ftpd. It checks if the other side is also talking SSL or TLS, if not it falls back to normal FTP protocol.

    Advantages over normal File Transfer Protocol(d): Your passwords and the data you send will not go in cleartext over the line. Nobody can get it with tcpdump or similar tools.

    Install FTP-ssl in ubuntu

    sudo aptitude install File Transfer Protocol-ssl

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