lftp(1)                     General Commands Manual                    lftp(1)

       lftp - Sophisticated file transfer program

       lftp [-d] [-e cmd] [-p port] [-u user[,pass]] [site]
       lftp -f script_file
       lftp -c commands
       lftp --version
       lftp --help

       This man page documents lftp version 4.8.1.

       lftp is a file transfer program that allows sophisticated FTP, HTTP and
       other connections to other hosts. If site is specified then  lftp  will
       connect  to that site otherwise a connection has to be established with
       the open command.

       lftp can handle several file access methods - FTP, FTPS,  HTTP,  HTTPS,
       HFTP,  FISH, SFTP and file (HTTPS and FTPS are only available when lftp
       is compiled with GNU TLS or  OpenSSL  library).  You  can  specify  the
       method  to  use  in  `open  URL' command, e.g. `open http://www.us.ker-
       nel.org/pub/linux'. HFTP is ftp-over-http-proxy  protocol.  It  can  be
       used   automatically   instead   of   FTP   if   ftp:proxy  is  set  to
       `http://proxy[:port]'. Fish is a protocol working over an  ssh  connec-
       tion  to a unix account. SFtp is a protocol implemented in SSH2 as SFTP

       Besides FTP-like protocols, lftp has support for BitTorrent protocol as
       `torrent' command. Seeding is also supported.

       Every  operation  in  lftp  is reliable, that is any non-fatal error is
       handled properly and the  operation  is  repeated.  So  if  downloading
       breaks,  it will be restarted from the point automatically. Even if FTP
       server does not support the REST command, lftp will try to retrieve the
       file from the very beginning until the file is transferred completely.

       lftp  has shell-like command syntax allowing you to launch several com-
       mands in parallel in background (&). It is also possible to group  com-
       mands within () and execute them in background. All background jobs are
       executed in the same single process. You can bring a foreground job  to
       background with ^Z (c-z) and back with command `wait' (or `fg' which is
       alias to `wait'). To list running jobs, use command `jobs'.  Some  com-
       mands allow redirecting their output (cat, ls, ...) to file or via pipe
       to external command. Commands can be executed  conditionally  based  on
       termination status of previous command (&&, ||).

       If  you  exit lftp before all jobs are not finished yet, lftp will move
       itself to nohup mode in background. The same thing happens with a  real
       modem hangup or when you close an xterm.

       lftp has built-in mirror which can download or update a whole directory
       tree. There is also reverse mirror (mirror -R) which uploads or updates
       a  directory  tree  on  server. Mirror can also synchronize directories
       between two remote servers, using FXP if available.

       There is command `at' to launch a job at specified time in current con-
       text,  command  `queue'  to queue commands for sequential execution for
       current server, and much more.

       On  startup,  lftp  executes  /etc/lftp.conf  and  then  ~/.lftprc  and
       ~/.lftp/rc  (or  ~/.config/lftp/rc if ~/.lftp does not exist).  You can
       place aliases and `set' commands there. Some people prefer to see  full
       protocol  debug, use `debug' to turn the debug on. Use `debug 3' to see
       only greeting messages and error messages.

       lftp has a number of settable variables. You can use `set  -a'  to  see
       all  variables  and  their  values or `set -d' to see list of defaults.
       Variable names can be abbreviated and prefix can be omitted unless  the
       rest becomes ambiguous.

       If  lftp  was  compiled  with  OpenSSL  (configure  --with-openssl)  it
       includes software developed by the  OpenSSL  Project  for  use  in  the
       OpenSSL Toolkit. (http://www.openssl.org/)

       ! shell command

       Launch shell or shell command.


       To do a directory listing of the local host.

       alias  [name [value]]

       Define  or undefine alias name. If value is omitted, the alias is unde-
       fined, else it takes the value value. If no argument is given the  cur-
       rent aliases are listed.

            alias dir ls -lF
            alias less zmore

       at time [ -- command ]

       Wait  until  the  given  time and execute given (optional) command. See
       also at(1).

       attach  [PID]

       Attach the terminal to specified backgrounded lftp process.

       bookmark  [subcommand]

       The bookmark command controls bookmarks.

       Site names can be used in the open command directly  as-is  or  in  any
       command that accepts input URLs using the bm:site/path format.

            add <name> [<loc>]   add  current place or given location to book-
                                 marks and bind to given name
            del <name>           remove bookmark with name
            edit                 start editor on bookmarks file
            import <type>        import foreign bookmarks
            list                 list bookmarks (default)

       cache  [subcommand]

       The cache command controls local memory cache.  The  following  subcom-
       mands are recognized:

            stat        print cache status (default)

            on|off      turn on/off caching
            flush       flush cache
            size lim    set memory limit, -1 means unlimited
            expire Nx   set  cache  expiration time to N seconds (x=s) minutes
                        (x=m) hours (x=h) or days (x=d)

       cat files

       cat outputs the remote file(s) to stdout.  (See  also  more,  zcat  and

       cd rdir

       Change  current  remote  directory.   The  previous remote directory is
       stored as `-'. You can do `cd -' to change  the  directory  back.   The
       previous  directory for each site is also stored on disk, so you can do
       `open site; cd -' even after lftp restart.

       chmod [OPTS] mode files...

       Change permission mask on remote files. The mode can be an octal number
       or a symbolic mode (see chmod(1)).

            -c, --changes     like verbose but report only when a change is made
            -f, --quiet       suppress most error messages
            -v, --verbose     output a diagnostic for every file processed
            -R, --recursive   change files and directories recursively

       close [-a]

       Close  idle  connections.  By default only with the current server, use
       -a to close all idle connections.

       cls [OPTS] files...

       `cls' tries to retrieve information about specified files  or  directo-
       ries  and outputs the information according to format options. The dif-
       ference between `ls' and `cls' is that `ls' requests the server to for-
       mat file listing, and `cls' formats it itself, after retrieving all the
       needed information.

            -1                         single-column output
            -a, --all                  show dot files
            -B, --basename             show basename of files only
                --block-size=SIZ       use SIZ-byte blocks
            -d, --directory            list directory entries instead of  con-
            -F, --classify             append indicator (one of /@) to entries
            -h, --human-readable       print  sizes  in  human readable format
                                       (e.g., 1K)
                --si                   likewise, but use powers  of  1000  not
            -k, --kilobytes            like --block-size=1024
            -l, --long                 use a long listing format
            -q, --quiet                don't show status
            -s, --size                 print size of each file
                --filesize             if  printing  size, only print size for
            -i, --nocase               case-insensitive pattern matching
            -I, --sortnocase           sort names case-insensitively
            -D, --dirsfirst            list directories first
                --sort=OPT             "name", "size", "date"
            -S                         sort by file size
                --user, --group,
                --perms, --date,

                --linkcount, --links   show individual fields
                --time-style=STYLE     use specified time format

       command cmd args...

       execute given command ignoring aliases.

       debug [OPTS] level|off

       Switch debugging to level or turn it off. Options:

            -T        truncate output file
            -o <file> redirect debug output to the file
            -c        show message context
            -p        show PID
            -t        show timestamps

       echo [-n] string

       Prints (echos) the given string to the display.

       edit [OPTS] file

       Retrieve remote file to a temporary location, run a local editor on  it
       and upload the file back if changed. Options:

            -k        keep the temporary file
            -o <temp> explicit temporary file location

       eval [-f format ] args...

       without -f it executes given arguments as a command. With -f, arguments
       are transformed into a new command. The format can contain  plain  text
       and placeholders $0...$9 and $@, corresponding to the arguments.

       exit [bg] [top] [parent] [kill] [code]

       exit  will  exit  from  lftp  or move to background if there are active
       jobs. If no job is active, code is passed to operating system as lftp's
       termination  status.  If code is omitted, the exit code of last command
       is used.

       `exit bg' forces  moving  to  background  when  cmd:move-background  is
       false.   `exit  top'  makes  top  level  `shell' (internal lftp command
       executor) terminate.  `exit parent' terminates the  parent  shell  when
       running  a  nested  script.  `exit kill' kills all numbered jobs before
       exiting. The options can be combined, e.g.  `at 08:00 -- exit top  kill
       &' kills all jobs and makes lftp exit at specified time.


       Alias for `wait'.

       find [OPTS] directory...

       List files in the directory (current directory by default) recursively.
       This can help with servers lacking ls -R support. You can redirect out-
       put of this command. Options:

            -d MD, --max-depth=MD   specify maximum scan depth
            -l,    --ls             use long listing format


       Obsolete. Use one of the following instead:
            get ftp://... -o ftp://...
            get -O ftp://... file1 file2...
            put ftp://...
            mput ftp://.../*
            mget -O ftp://... ftp://.../*
       or  other  combinations  to  get FXP transfer (directly between two FTP
       servers).  lftp would fallback to plain copy (via client) if FXP trans-
       fer cannot be initiated or ftp:use-fxp is false.

       get [-E] [-a] [-c] [-e] [-P N] [-O base] rfile [-o lfile] ...

       Retrieve  the  remote  file rfile and store it as the local file lfile.
       If -o is omitted, the file is stored to local file named as  base  name
       of  rfile.  You can get multiple files by specifying multiple instances
       of rfile (and -o lfile). Does not expand wildcards, use mget for that.

            -c          continue, reget
            -E          delete source files after successful transfer
            -e          delete target file before the transfer
            -a          use ascii mode (binary is the default)
            -P N        download N files in parallel
            -O <base>   specifies base directory or URL where files should  be

            get README
            get README -o debian.README
            get README README.mirrors
            get README -o debian.README README.mirrors -o debian.mirrors
            get README -o ftp://some.host.org/debian.README
            get README -o ftp://some.host.org/debian-dir/   (end slash is important)

       get1 [OPTS] rfile

       Transfer a single file. Options:

            -o <lfile>                  destination  file name (default - base-
                                        name of rfile)
            -c                          continue, reget
            -E                          delete source  files  after  successful
            -a                          use ascii mode (binary is the default)
            -d                          create the directory of the target file
            --source-region=<from-to>   transfer  specified  region  of  source
            --target-position=<pos>     position in target file to  write  data

       glob  [OPTS] [command] patterns

       Glob  given patterns containing metacharacters and pass result to given
       command or return appropriate exit code.

            -f            plain files (default)
            -d            directories
            -a            all types
            --exist       return zero exit code when the patterns expand to non-empty list
            --not-exist   return zero exit code when the patterns expand to an empty list

            glob echo *
            glob --exist *.csv && echo "There are *.csv files"

       help [cmd]

       Print help for cmd or if no cmd was specified print a list of available

       jobs [OPTS] [job_no...]

       List  running  jobs.  If job_no is specified, only list a job with that
       number.  Options:

            -v   verbose, several -v increase verbosity
            -r   list just one specified job without recursion

       kill all|job_no

       Delete specified job with job_no or all jobs.  (For job_no see jobs)

       lcd ldir

       Change current local directory ldir. The previous  local  directory  is
       stored as `-'. You can do `lcd -' to change the directory back.

       ln [-s] existing-file new-link

       Make  a hard/symbolic link to an existing file.  Option -s selects cre-
       ation of a symbolic link.

       local command

       Run specified command with local directory file:// session  instead  of
       remote session. Examples:
            local pwd
            local ls
            local mirror /dir1 /dir2


       Print current working directory on local machine.

       ls params

       List  remote  files. You can redirect output of this command to file or
       via pipe to external command.  By default, ls output is cached, to  see
       new listing use rels or cache flush.

       mget [-c] [-d] [-a] [-E] [-e] [-P N] [-O base] files

       Gets selected files with expanded wildcards.

            -c          continue, reget.
            -d          create  directories the same as file names and get the
                        files into them instead of current directory.
            -E          delete source files after successful transfer
            -e          delete target file before the transfer
            -a          use ascii mode (binary is the default)
            -P N        download N files in parallel
            -O <base>   specifies base directory or URL where files should  be

       mirror [OPTS] [source [target]]

       Mirror  specified  source  directory  to local target directory. If the
       target directory ends with a slash (except the root), the  source  base
       name  is appended to target directory name. Source and/or target can be
       URLs pointing to directories.

            -c,      --continue                 continue a mirror job if  pos-

            -e,      --delete                   delete  files  not  present at
                                                remote site
                     --delete-first             delete old files before trans-
                                                ferring new ones
                     --depth-first              descend   into  subdirectories
                                                before transferring files
                     --scan-all-first           scan  all  directories  recur-
                                                sively   before   transferring
            -s,      --allow-suid               set suid/sgid  bits  according
                                                to remote site
                     --allow-chown              try  to set owner and group on
                     --ascii                    use   ascii   mode   transfers
                                                (implies --ignore-size)
                     --ignore-time              ignore   time   when  deciding
                                                whether to download
                     --ignore-size              ignore  size   when   deciding
                                                whether to download
                     --only-missing             download only missing files
                     --only-existing            download  only  files  already
                                                existing at target
            -n,      --only-newer               download only newer files  (-c
                                                won't work)
                     --upload-older             upload  even  files older than
                                                remote ones
                     --transfer-all             transfer all files, even seem-
                                                ingly  the  same at the target
                     --no-empty-dirs            don't create empty directories
                                                (implies --depth-first)
            -r,      --no-recursion             don't go to subdirectories
                     --recursion=MODE           go to subdirectories on a con-
                     --no-symlinks              don't create symbolic links
            -p,      --no-perms                 don't set file permissions
                     --no-umask                 don't  apply  umask  to   file
            -R,      --reverse                  reverse mirror (put files)
            -L,      --dereference              download   symbolic  links  as
                     --overwrite                overwrite plain files  without
                                                removing them first
                     --no-overwrite             remove   and  re-create  plain
                                                files instead of overwriting
            -N,      --newer-than=SPEC          download only files newer than
                                                specified time
                     --older-than=SPEC          download only files older than
                                                specified time
                     --size-range=RANGE         download only files with  size
                                                in specified range
            -P,      --parallel[=N]             download N files in parallel
                     --use-pget[-n=N]           use  pget  to  transfer  every
                                                single file
                     --on-change=CMD            execute the  command  if  any-
                                                thing has been changed
                     --loop                     repeat mirror until no changes
            -i RX,   --include=RX               include matching files
            -x RX,   --exclude=RX               exclude matching files
            -I GP,   --include-glob=GP          include matching files
            -X GP,   --exclude-glob=GP          exclude matching files

                     --exclude-glob-from=FILE   load include/exclude  patterns
                                                from the file, one per line
            -f FILE, --file=FILE                mirror   a   single   file  or
                                                globbed      group       (e.g.
            -F DIR,  --directory=DIR            mirror  a  single directory or
                                                globbed      group       (e.g.
            -O DIR,  --target-directory=DIR     target base path or URL
            -v,      --verbose[=level]          verbose operation
                     --log=FILE                 write lftp commands being exe-
                                                cuted to FILE
                     --script=FILE              write lftp commands  to  FILE,
                                                but don't execute them
                     --just-print, --dry-run    same as --script=-
                     --max-errors=N             stop   after  this  number  of
                     --skip-noaccess            don't try  to  transfer  files
                                                with no read access.
                     --use-cache                use cached directory listings
                     --Remove-source-files      remove   source   files  after
                                                transfer (use with caution)
                     --Remove-source-dirs       remove source files and direc-
                                                tories   after  transfer  (use
                                                with  caution).    Top   level
                                                directory  is  not  removed if
                                                it's name ends with a slash.
                     --Move                     same as --Remove-source-dirs
            -a                                  same as --allow-chown --allow-
                                                suid --no-umask
            When  using  -R,  the  source directory is local and the target is
            remote.  If the target directory is  omitted,  base  name  of  the
            source  directory  is used.  If both directories are omitted, cur-
            rent local and remote directories are used.  If the target  direc-
            tory  ends with a slash (except the root directory) then base name
            of the source directory is appended.

       RX is an extended regular expression, just like in egrep(1).

       GP is a glob pattern, e.g. `*.zip'.

       Include and exclude options can be specified multiple times.  It  means
       that a file or directory would be mirrored if it matches an include and
       does not match to excludes after the include, or does  not  match  any-
       thing  and  the  first check is exclude. Directories are matched with a
       slash appended.

       Note that symbolic links are  not  created  when  uploading  to  remote
       server,  because  FTP  protocol cannot do it. To upload files the links
       refer to, use `mirror -RL' command (treat symbolic links as files).

       For options --newer-than and --older-than you can either specify a file
       or   time   specification   like  that  used  by  at(1)  command,  e.g.
       `now-7days' or `week ago'. If you specify  a  file,  then  modification
       time of that file will be used.

       Verbosity level can be selected using --verbose=level option or by sev-
       eral -v options, e.g. -vvv. Levels are:
            0 - no output (default)
            1 - print actions
            2 - +print not deleted file names (when -e is not specified)
            3 - +print directory names which are mirrored

       --only-newer turns off file size comparison and uploads/downloads  only
       newer  files  even  if  size  is  different. By default older files are
       transferred and replace newer ones.

       --upload-older allows replacing newer  remote  files  with  older  ones
       (when the target side is remote). Some remote back-ends cannot preserve
       timestamps so the default is to keep newer files.

       Recursion mode can be one of  `always',  `never',  `missing',  `newer'.
       With  the  option `newer' mirror compares timestamps of directories and
       enters a directory only if it is older or missing on the  target  side.
       Be  aware that when a file changes the directory timestamp may stay the
       same, so mirror won't process that directory.

       The options --file and --directory may be used multiple times and  even
       mixed provided that base directories of the paths are the same.

       You  can  mirror  between  two  servers  if you specify URLs instead of
       directories.  FXP is  automatically  used  for  transfers  between  FTP
       servers, if possible.

       Some  FTP  servers hide dot-files by default (e.g. .htaccess), and show
       them only when LIST command is used with -a option. In such case try to
       use `set ftp:list-options -a'.

       --depth-first, --no-empty-dirs and setting mirror:no-empty-dirs=true.

       mkdir [-p] [-f] dir(s)

       Make  remote  directories. If -p is used, make all components of paths.
       The -f option makes mkdir quiet and suppresses messages.

       module module [ args ]

       Load given module using dlopen(3) function. If  module  name  does  not
       contain a slash, it is searched in directories specified by module:path
       variable.   Arguments  are  passed   to   module_init   function.   See
       README.modules for technical details.

       more files

       Same  as  `cat  files  |  more'. if PAGER is set, it is used as filter.
       (See also cat, zcat and zmore)

       mput [-c] [-d] [-a] [-E] [-e] [-P N] [-O base] files

       Upload files with wildcard expansion. By default it uses the base  name
       of local name as remote one. This can be changed by `-d' option.

            -c          continue, reput
            -d          create  directories  the same as in file names and put
                        the files into them instead of current directory
            -E          delete source files after successful transfer (danger-
            -e          delete target file before the transfer
            -a          use ascii mode (binary is the default)
            -P N        upload N files in parallel
            -O <base>   specifies  base directory or URL where files should be

       mrm file(s)

       Same as `glob rm'. Removes specified file(s) with wildcard expansion.

       mmv [-O directory] file(s) directory

       Move specified files to a target directory. The target directory can be
       specified after -O option or as the last argument.

            -O <dir>   specifies  the  target  directory where files should be

       mv file1 file2

       Rename file1 to file2. No wildcard exmapsion is performed.  If you give
       more  than  two arguments, or the last argument ends with a slash, then
       mmv command is executed instead.

       nlist [args]

       List remote file names

       open [OPTS] site

       Select a server by host name, URL or bookmark. When an URL or  bookmark
       is  given,  automatically  change  the current working directory to the
       directory of the URL.  Options:

            -e cmd            execute the command just after selecting the server
            -u user[,pass]    use the user/password for authentication
            -p port           use the port for connection
            -s slot           assign the connection to this slot
            -d                enable debug
            -B                don't look up bookmarks
            --user user       use the user for authentication
            --password pass   use the password for authentication
            --env-password    take password from LFTP_PASSWORD environment variable
            site              host name, URL or bookmark name

       pget [OPTS] rfile [-o lfile]

       Gets the specified file using several connections. This  can  speed  up
       transfer,  but  loads the net and server heavily impacting other users.
       Use only if you really have to transfer the file ASAP.  Options:

            -c           continue  transfer.  Requires  lfile.lftp-pget-status
            -n maxconn   set  maximum  number of connections (default is taken
                         from pget:default-n setting)

       put [-E] [-a] [-c] [-e] [-P N] [-O base] lfile [-o rfile]

       Upload lfile with remote name rfile. If -o omitted, the  base  name  of
       lfile  is  used as remote name. Does not expand wildcards, use mput for

            -o <rfile>   specifies remote file name  (default  -  basename  of
            -c           continue,  reput. It requires permission to overwrite
                         remote files
            -E           delete source files after successful  transfer  (dan-
            -e           delete target file before the transfer
            -a           use ascii mode (binary is the default)
            -P N         upload N files in parallel
            -O <base>    specifies base directory or URL where files should be

       pwd [-p]

       Print current remote URL. Use `-p' option to show password in the URL.

       queue [-n num ] cmd

       Add the given command to queue for sequential execution. Each site  has
       its  own  queue.  `-n'  adds  the  command before the given item in the
       queue. Don't try to queue `cd' or `lcd' commands, it may confuse  lftp.
       Instead  do the cd/lcd before `queue' command, and it will remember the
       place in which the command is to be done. It is possible to queue up an
       already  running job by `queue wait <jobno>', but the job will continue
       execution even if it is not the first in queue.

       `queue stop' will stop the queue, it will not execute any new commands,
       but already running jobs will continue to run. You can use `queue stop'
       to create an empty stopped queue. `queue start' will resume queue  exe-
       cution.  When you exit lftp, it will start all stopped queues automati-

       `queue' with no arguments will either create a stopped queue  or  print
       queue status.

       queue --delete|-d [index or wildcard expression]

       Delete  one  or more items from the queue. If no argument is given, the
       last entry in the queue is deleted.

       queue --move|-m <index or wildcard expression> [index]

       Move the given items before the given queue index, or to the end if  no
       destination is given.

            -q   Be quiet.
            -v   Be verbose.
            -Q   Output  in a format that can be used to re-queue. Useful with

            > get file &
            [1] get file
            > queue wait 1
            > queue get another_file
            > cd a_directory
            > queue get yet_another_file

            queue -d 3             Delete the third item in the queue.
            queue -m 6 4           Move the sixth item in the queue before the
            queue -m "get*zip" 1   Move all commands matching "get*zip" to the
                                   beginning of the queue.  (The order of  the
                                   items is preserved.)
            queue -d "get*zip"     Delete all commands matching "get*zip".

       quote cmd

       For  FTP  -  send  the command uninterpreted. Use with caution - it can
       lead to unknown remote state and thus will cause reconnect. You  cannot
       be  sure  that  any change of remote state because of quoted command is
       solid - it can be reset by reconnect at any time.

       For  HTTP  -  specific  to  HTTP  action.  Syntax:  ``quote   <command>
       [<args>]''.  Command may be ``set-cookie'' or ``post''.
            open http://www.site.net
            quote set-cookie "variable=value; othervar=othervalue"
            set http:post-content-type application/x-www-form-urlencoded
            quote post /cgi-bin/script.cgi "var=value&othervar=othervalue" > local_file

       For  FISH - send the command uninterpreted. This can be used to execute
       arbitrary commands on server. The command must not take input or  print
       ###  at new line beginning. If it does, the protocol will become out of
            open fish://server
            quote find -name \*.zip

       reget rfile [-o lfile]

       Same as `get -c'.

       rels [args]

       Same as `ls', but ignores the cache.

       renlist [args]

       Same as `nlist', but ignores the cache.

       repeat [OPTS] [[-d] delay] [command]

       Repeat specified command with  a  delay  between  iterations.   Default
       delay is one second, default command is empty.

            -c <count>    maximum number of iterations
            -d <delay>    delay between iterations
            --while-ok    stop when command exits with non-zero code
            --until-ok    stop when command exits with zero code
            --weak        stop when lftp moves to background.

            repeat at tomorrow -- mirror
            repeat 1d mirror

       reput lfile [-o rfile]

       Same as `put -c'.

       rm [-r] [-f] files

       Remove  remote  files.  Does not expand wildcards, use mrm for that. -r
       is for recursive directory remove. Be careful, if something goes  wrong
       you can lose files. -f suppress error messages.

       rmdir dir(s)

       Remove remote directories.

       scache [session]

       List cached sessions or switch to specified session.

       set [var [val]]

       Set  variable  to given value. If the value is omitted, unset the vari-
       able.  Variable name has format  ``name/closure'',  where  closure  can
       specify  exact  application  of the setting. See below for details.  If
       set is called with no variable then only altered settings  are  listed.
       It can be changed by options:

            -a   list all settings, including default values
            -d   list only default values, not necessary current ones

       site site_cmd

       Execute  site command site_cmd and output the result.  You can redirect
       its output.

       sleep interval

       Sleep given time interval and exit. Interval is in seconds by  default,
       but  can  be  suffixed  with  'm', 'h', 'd' for minutes, hours and days
       respectively.  See also at.

       slot [name]

       Select specified slot or list all slots allocated. A slot is a  connec-
       tion  to a server, somewhat like a virtual console. You can create mul-
       tiple slots connected to different servers and switch between them. You
       can  also  use  slot:name as a pseudo-URL evaluating to that slot loca-

       Default readline binding allows quick switching between slots named 0-9
       using Meta-0 - Meta-9 keys (often you can use Alt instead of Meta).

       source file
       source -e command

       Execute  commands recorded in file file or returned by specified exter-
       nal command.
            source ~/.lftp/rc
            source -e echo help


       Stop lftp process. Note that transfers will be also stopped  until  you
       continue the process with shell's fg or bg commands.

       torrent [OPTS] torrent-files...

       Start  BitTorrent  process  for the given torrent-files, which can be a
       local file, URL, magnet link or  plain  info_hash  written  in  hex  or
       base32.   Local  wildcards are expanded. Existing files are first vali-
       dated unless --force-valid option is given. Missing  pieces  are  down-
       loaded.  Files  are  stored  in  specified directory or current working
       directory by  default.  Seeding  continues  until  ratio  reaches  tor-
       rent:stop-on-ratio setting or time of torrent:seed-max-time runs out.


            -O <directory>           specifies   base  directory  where  files
                                     should be placed
            --force-valid            skip file validation  (if  you  are  sure
                                     they are ok).
            --only-new               stop  if the metadata is known already or
                                     the torrent is complete.
            --only-incomplete        stop if the torrent is already complete.
            --dht-bootstrap=<node>   bootstrap DHT by sending a query to spec-
                                     ified  node.   This option should be used
                                     just once to fill the local  node  cache.
                                     Port  number  may  be  given after colon,
                                     default is 6881.  Here are some nodes for
                                     bootstrapping:    dht.transmissionbt.com,
                                     router.utorrent.com,       router.bittor-
            --share                  share  specified  file or directory using
                                     BitTorrent  protocol.  Magnet   link   is
                                     printed when it's ready.

       user user [pass]
       user URL [pass]

       Use  specified  info  for remote login. If you specify an URL with user
       name, the entered password will be cached so that future URL references
       can use it.


       Print lftp version.

       wait [jobno]
       wait all

       Wait for specified job to terminate. If jobno is omitted, wait for last
       backgrounded job.

       `wait all' waits for all jobs to terminate.

       zcat files

       Same as cat, but filter each file through zcat. (See also cat, more and

       zmore files

       Same  as  more,  but filter each file through zcat. (See also cat, zcat
       and more)

       On  startup,  lftp  executes  ~/.lftprc  and  ~/.lftp/rc  (or   ~/.con-
       fig/lftp/rc  if  ~/.lftp  does  not  exist).  You can place aliases and
       `set' commands there. Some people prefer to see  full  protocol  debug,
       use `debug' to turn the debug on.

       There  is also a system-wide startup file in /etc/lftp.conf.  It can be
       in different directory, see FILES section.

       lftp has the following settable variables (you can also use `set -a' to
       see all variables and their values):

       bmk:save-passwords (boolean)
              save  plain  text  passwords in ~/.local/share/lftp/bookmarks or
              ~/.lftp/bookmarks on `bookmark add' command.  Off by default.

       cache:cache-empty-listings (boolean)
              When false, empty listings are not cached.

       cache:enable (boolean)
              When false, cache is disabled.

       cache:expire (time interval)
              Positive cache entries expire in this time interval.

       cache:expire-negative (time interval)
              Negative cache entries expire in this time interval.

       cache:size (number)
              Maximum cache size. When exceeded, oldest cache entries will  be
              removed from cache.

       cmd:at-exit (string)
              the  commands  in string are executed before lftp exits or moves
              to background.

       cmd:at-exit-bg (string)
              the commands in string are  executed  before  backgrounded  lftp

       cmd:at-exit-fg (string)
              the  commands  in  string  are  executed  before foreground lftp

       cmd:at-background (string)
              the commands in string are executed before lftp moves  to  back-

       cmd:at-terminate (string)
              the  commands  in  string  are  executed  before lftp terminates
              (either backgrounded or foreground).

       cmd:at-finish (string)
              the commands in string are executed once when all jobs are done.

       cmd:at-queue-finish (string)
              the commands in string are executed once  when  all  jobs  in  a
              queue are done.

       cmd:cls-completion-default (string)
              default cls options for displaying completion choices. For exam-
              ple, to make completion listings show file sizes,  set  cmd:cls-
              completion-default to `-s'.

       cmd:cls-default (string)
              default  cls  command options. They can be overridden by explic-
              itly given options.

       cmd:cls-exact-time (boolean)
              when true, cls would try to get  exact  file  modification  time
              even if it means more requests to the server.

       cmd:csh-history (boolean)
              enables csh-like history expansion.

       cmd:default-protocol (string)
              The  value is used when `open' is used with just host name with-
              out protocol. Default is `ftp'.

       cmd:fail-exit (boolean)
              if true, exit when a command fails and the following command  is
              unconditional  (i.e.  does  not begin with || or &&). lftp exits
              after the unconditional command is issued without executing it.

       cmd:interactive (tri-boolean)
              when true, lftp acts interactively, handles terminal signals and
              outputs  some  extra  messages.  Default  is auto and depends on
              stdin being a terminal.

       cmd:long-running (seconds)
              time of command execution, which is considered as `long'  and  a
              beep is done before next prompt. 0 means off.

       cmd:ls-default (string)
              default ls argument

       cmd:move-background (boolean)
              when  false,  lftp  refuses to go to background when exiting. To
              force it, use `exit bg'.

       cmd:move-background-detach (boolean)
              when true (default), lftp detaches itself from the control  ter-
              minal  when  moving to background, it is possible to attach back
              using `attach' command; when false, lftp  tricks  the  shell  to
              move lftp to background process group and continues to run, then
              fg shell command brings lftp back to foreground  unless  it  has
              done all jobs and terminated.

       cmd:prompt (string)
              The prompt. lftp recognizes the following backslash-escaped spe-
              cial characters that are decoded as follows:
              \@     insert @ if the current remote site user is not default
              \a     an ASCII bell character (07)
              \e     an ASCII escape character (033)
              \h     the remote hostname you are connected to
              \n     newline
              \s     the name of the client (lftp)
              \S     current slot name
              \u     the username of the remote site user you are logged in as
              \U     the     URL     of     the     remote     site     (e.g.,
              \v     the version of lftp (e.g., 2.0.3)
              \w     the current working directory at the remote site
              \W     the  base  name  of  the current working directory at the
                     remote site
              \l     the current working directory at the local site
              \L     the base name of the current  working  directory  at  the
                     local site
              \nnn   the character corresponding to the octal number nnn
              \\     a backslash
              \?     skips next character if previous substitution was empty.
              \[     begin  a sequence of non-printing characters, which could
                     be used to embed a terminal  control  sequence  into  the
              \]     end a sequence of non-printing characters

       cmd:parallel (number)
              Number  of  jobs  run  in  parallel in non-interactive mode. For
              example, this may be useful for scripts with multiple `get' com-
              mands.  Note that setting this to a value greater than 1 changes
              conditional execution behaviour, basically  makes  it  inconsis-

       cmd:queue-parallel (number)
              Number of jobs run in parallel in a queue.

       cmd:remote-completion (boolean)
              a boolean to control whether or not lftp uses remote completion.
              When true, Tab key guesses if the word being completed should be
              a  remote  file name. Meta-Tab does remote completion always. So
              you can force remote completion with Meta-Tab  when  cmd:remote-
              completion is false or when the guess is wrong.

       cmd:save-cwd-history (boolean)
              when   true,   lftp   saves   last   CWD   of   each   site   to
              ~/.local/share/lftp/cwd_history or ~/.lftp/cwd_history, allowing
              to do ``cd -'' after lftp restart. Default is true.

       cmd:save-rl-history (boolean)
              when     true,     lftp     saves     readline     history    to
              ~/.local/share/lftp/rl_history or  ~/.lftp/rl_history  on  exit.
              Default is true.

       cmd:show-status (boolean)
              when  false, lftp does not show status line on terminal. Default
              is true.

       cmd:set-term-status (boolean)
              when true, lftp  updates  terminal  status  if  supported  (e.g.
              xterm).  The  closure for this setting is the terminal type from
              TERM environment variable.

       cmd:status-interval (timeinterval)
              the time interval between status updates.

       cmd:stifle-rl-history (number)
              the number of lines to keep in readline history.

       cmd:term-status (string)
              the format string to use to display terminal status. The closure
              for  this  setting  is  the  terminal type from TERM environment
              variable. Default uses ``tsl'' and ``fsl'' termcap values.

              The following escapes are supported:

                   \a   bell
                   \e   escape
                   \n   new line
                   \s   "lftp"
                   \v   lftp version
                   \T   the status string

       cmd:time-style (string)
              This setting is the default value for cls --time-style option.

       cmd:trace (boolean)
              when true, lftp prints the commands it executes (like sh -x).

       cmd:verify-host (boolean)
              if true, lftp resolves host name immediately in `open'  command.
              It  is  also possible to skip the check for a single `open' com-
              mand if `&' is given, or if ^Z is pressed during the check.

       cmd:verify-path (boolean)
              if true, lftp checks the path given in `cd' command.  It is also
              possible  to  skip the check for a single `cd' command if `&' is
              given, or if ^Z is pressed during the check.  Examples:
                   set cmd:verify-path/hftp://* false
                   cd directory &

       cmd:verify-path-cached (boolean)
              When false, `cd' to a directory known  from  cache  as  existent
              will  succeed  immediately.   Otherwise  the  verification  will
              depend on cmd:verify-path setting.

       color:use-color (tri-boolean)
              when true, cls command and completion output colored file  list-
              ings  according  to color:dir-colors setting.  When set to auto,
              colors are used when output is a terminal.

       color:dir-colors (string)
              file listing color description. By default the value of  LS_COL-
              ORS environment variable is used. See dircolors(1).

       dns:SRV-query (boolean)
              query for SRV records and use them before gethostbyname. The SRV
              records are only used if port is not explicitly  specified.  See
              RFC2052 for details.

       dns:cache-enable (boolean)
              enable  DNS  cache.  If  it is off, lftp resolves host name each
              time it reconnects.

       dns:cache-expire (time interval)
              time to  live  for  DNS  cache  entries.  It  has  format  <num-
              ber><unit>+,  e.g.   1d12h30m5s  or just 36h. To disable expira-
              tion, set it to `inf' or `never'.

       dns:cache-size (number)
              maximum number of DNS cache entries.

       dns:fatal-timeout (time interval)
              limit the time for DNS queries. If DNS server is unavailable too
              long,  lftp  will  fail  to  resolve  a  given host name. Set to
              `never' to disable.

       dns:order (list of protocol names)
              sets the order of DNS queries. Default is ``inet6  inet''  which
              means  first  look up address in inet6 family, then inet and use
              them in that order.  To disable inet6 (AAAA)  lookup,  set  this
              variable to ``inet''.

       dns:use-fork (boolean)
              if  true,  lftp will fork before resolving host address. Default
              is true.

       dns:max-retries (number)
              If zero, there is no limit on the number of times lftp will  try
              to lookup an address.  If > 0, lftp will try only this number of
              times to look up an address of each address family in dns:order.

       dns:name (string)
              This setting can be used to substitute a host  name  alias  with
              another  name  or IP address. The host name alias is used as the
              setting closure, the substituted name or IP address  is  in  the
              value. Multiple names or IP addresses can be separated by comma.

       file:charset (string)
              local character set. It is set from current locale initially.

       file:use-lock (boolean)
              when  true, lftp uses advisory locking on local files when open-
              ing them.

       file:use-fallocate (boolean)
              when true, lftp uses fallocate(2) or posix_fallocate(3) to  pre-
              allocate storage space and reduce file fragmentation in pget and
              torrent commands.

       fish:auto-confirm (boolean)
              when true, lftp answers ``yes'' to all ssh questions, in partic-
              ular  to the question about a new host key. Otherwise it answers

       fish:charset (string)
              the character set used by fish server in requests,  replies  and
              file listings.  Default is empty which means the same as local.

       fish:connect-program (string)
              the  program  to  use for connecting to remote server. It should
              support `-l' option for user name, `-p' for port number. Default
              is  `ssh  -a -x'. You can set it to `rsh', for example. For pri-
              vate key authentication add `-i' option with the key file.

       fish:shell (string)
              use specified shell on server side. Default is /bin/sh. On  some
              systems,  /bin/sh  exits  when doing cd to a non-existent direc-
              tory. lftp can handle that but it has to reconnect.  Set  it  to
              /bin/bash for such systems if bash is installed.

       ftp:acct (string)
              Send  this  string  in  ACCT  command after login. The result is
              ignored.  The closure for this setting has format user@host.

       ftp:anon-pass (string)
              sets the password used for anonymous FTP access  authentication.
              Default is "lftp@".

       ftp:anon-user (string)
              sets the user name used for anonymous FTP access authentication.
              Default is "anonymous".

       ftp:auto-sync-mode (regex)
              if first server message matches this regex, turn  on  sync  mode
              for that host.

       ftp:catch-size (boolean)
              when  there  is  no  support for SIZE command, try to catch file
              size from the "150 Opening data connection" reply.

       ftp:charset (string)
              the character set used by FTP server in  requests,  replies  and
              file  listings.  Default is empty which means the same as local.
              This setting is only used when the server does not support UTF8.

       ftp:client (string)
              the name of FTP client to send with CLNT command,  if  supported
              by server.  If it is empty, then no CLNT command will be sent.

       ftp:compressed-re (regex)
              files with matching name will be considered compressed and "MODE
              Z" will not be used for them.

       ftp:bind-data-socket (boolean)
              bind data socket to the interface of control connection (in pas-
              sive  mode).   Default is true, exception is the loopback inter-

       ftp:fix-pasv-address (boolean)
              if true, lftp will try to correct address returned by server for
              PASV  command  in  case when server address is in public network
              and PASV returns an address from a private network. In this case
              lftp would substitute server address instead of the one returned
              by PASV command, port number would not be changed.   Default  is

       ftp:fxp-passive-source (boolean)
              if  true,  lftp  will try to set up source FTP server in passive
              mode first, otherwise destination one. If first  attempt  fails,
              lftp  tries  to set them up the other way. If the other disposi-
              tion fails too, lftp falls back to plain copy. See also ftp:use-

       ftp:home (string)
              Initial directory. Default is empty string which means auto. Set
              this to `/' if you don't like the look of %2F in FTP  URLs.  The
              closure for this setting has format user@host.

       ftp:ignore-pasv-address (boolean)
              If true, lftp uses control connection address instead of the one
              returned in PASV reply for data connection. This can  be  useful
              for broken NATs.  Default is false.

       ftp:list-empty-ok (boolean)
              if  set  to false, empty lists from LIST command will be treated
              as incorrect, and another method (NLST) will be used.

       ftp:list-options (string)
              sets options which are always appended to LIST command.  It  can
              be  useful to set this to `-a' if server does not show dot (hid-
              den) files by default.  Default is empty.

       ftp:mode-z-level (number)
              compression level (0-9) for uploading with MODE Z.

       ftp:nop-interval (seconds)
              delay between NOOP commands when downloading  tail  of  a  file.
              This  is  useful  for FTP servers which send "Transfer complete"
              message before flushing data transfer. In such cases  NOOP  com-
              mands can prevent connection timeout.

       ftp:passive-mode (boolean)
              sets  passive  FTP  mode. This can be useful if you are behind a
              firewall or a dumb masquerading router.  In  passive  mode  lftp
              uses  PASV command, not the PORT command which is used in active
              mode. In passive mode lftp itself makes the data  connection  to
              the  server; in active mode the server connects to lftp for data
              transfer. Passive mode is the default.

       ftp:port-ipv4 (ipv4 address)
              specifies an IPv4 address to send with PORT command. Default  is
              empty  which  means  to send the address of local end of control

       ftp:port-range (from-to)
              allowed port range for  active  mode.   Format  is  min-max,  or
              `full' or `any' to indicate any port. Default is `full'.

       ftp:prefer-epsv (boolean)
              use EPSV as preferred passive mode. Default is `false'.

       ftp:proxy (URL)
              specifies  FTP proxy to use.  To disable proxy set this to empty
              string. Note that it is a FTP proxy which uses FTP protocol, not
              FTP  over HTTP. Default value is taken from environment variable
              ftp_proxy if it  starts  with  ``ftp://''.  If  your  FTP  proxy
              requires  authentication,  specify user name and password in the
              URL.  If ftp:proxy starts with http:// then hftp  protocol  (FTP
              over HTTP proxy) is used instead of FTP automatically.

       ftp:proxy-auth-type (string)
              When  set  to ``joined'', lftp sends ``user@proxy_user@ftp.exam-
              ple.org'' as user name to proxy, and ``password@proxy_password''
              as password.

              When  set  to ``joined-acct'', lftp sends ``user@ftp.example.org
              proxy_user'' (with space) as user name to proxy. The site  pass-
              word  is sent as usual and the proxy password is expected in the
              following ACCT command.

              When set to ``open'', lftp first  sends  proxy  user  and  proxy
              password  and  then  ``OPEN ftp.example.org'' followed by ``USER
              user''.  The site password is then sent as usual.

              When set to ``user'' (default), lftp first sends proxy user  and
              proxy  password  and then ``user@ftp.example.org'' as user name.
              The site password is then sent as usual.

              When  set  to  ``proxy-user@host'',  lftp  first  sends   ``USER
              proxy_user@ftp.example.org'', then proxy password. The site user
              and password are then sent as usual.

       ftp:rest-list (boolean)
              allow usage of REST command before LIST command. This  might  be
              useful  for  large  directories,  but  some FTP servers silently
              ignore REST before LIST.

       ftp:rest-stor (boolean)
              if false, lftp will not try to use REST before STOR. This can be
              useful  for  some  buggy servers which corrupt (fill with zeros)
              the file if REST followed by STOR is used.

       ftp:retry-530 (regex)
              Retry on server reply 530 for PASS command if text matches  this
              regular  expression.   This  setting should be useful to distin-
              guish between overloaded server (temporary condition) and incor-
              rect password (permanent condition).

       ftp:retry-530-anonymous (regex)
              Additional   regular   expression   for  anonymous  login,  like

       ftp:site-group (string)
              Send this string in SITE GROUP command after login.  The  result
              is ignored.  The closure for this setting has format user@host.

       ftp:skey-allow (boolean)
              allow  sending  skey/opie reply if server appears to support it.
              On by default.

       ftp:skey-force (boolean)
              do not send plain text password over the network, use  skey/opie
              instead. If skey/opie is not available, assume failed login. Off
              by default.

       ftp:ssl-allow (boolean)
              if true, try to negotiate SSL connection  with  FTP  server  for
              non-anonymous  access.  Default is true. This and other SSL set-
              tings are only available if lftp was compiled  with  an  ssl/tls

       ftp:ssl-auth (string)
              the  argument  for  AUTH command, can be one of SSL, TLS, TLS-P,
              TLS-C.  See RFC4217 for explanations. By default TLS or SSL will
              be used, depending on FEAT reply.

       ftp:ssl-data-use-keys (boolean)
              if  true,  lftp loads ssl:key-file for protected data connection
              too. When false, it does not, and the server can match data  and
              control connections by session ID.  Default is true.

       ftp:ssl-force (boolean)
              if  true,  refuse to send password in clear when server does not
              support SSL.  Default is false.

       ftp:ssl-protect-data (boolean)
              if true, request SSL connection for data transfers. This is cpu-
              intensive but provides privacy. Default is false.

       ftp:ssl-protect-fxp (boolean)
              if  true,  request  SSL connection for data transfer between two
              FTP servers in FXP mode. CPSV or SSCN command will  be  used  in
              that  case.  If SSL connection fails for some reason, lftp would
              try unprotected FXP transfer unless ftp:ssl-force is set for any
              of the two servers. Default is false.

       ftp:ssl-protect-list (boolean)
              if true, request SSL connection for file list transfers. Default
              is true.

       ftp:ssl-use-ccc (boolean)
              if true, lftp would issue CCC command after logon, thus  disable
              ssl protection layer on control connection.

       ftp:stat-interval (time interval)
              interval between STAT commands. Default is 1 second.

       ftp:strict-multiline (boolean)
              when  true,  lftp  strictly  checks  for  multiline reply format
              (expects it to end with the same code as it started with).  When
              false, this check is relaxed.

       ftp:sync-mode (boolean)
              if  true,  lftp  will  send  one  command at a time and wait for
              response. This might be useful if you  are  using  a  buggy  FTP
              server  or router. When it is off, lftp sends a pack of commands
              and waits for responses - it speeds up operation when round trip
              time  is  significant.   Unfortunately it does not work with all
              FTP servers and some routers have troubles with it, so it is  on
              by default.

       ftp:timezone (string)
              Assume  this timezone for time in listings returned by LIST com-
              mand.  This setting can be GMT offset [+|-]HH[:MM[:SS]]  or  any
              valid       TZ       value      (e.g.      Europe/Moscow      or
              MSK-3MSD,M3.5.0,M10.5.0/3). The default is GMT.  Set  it  to  an
              empty  value  to  assume local timezone specified by environment
              variable TZ.

       ftp:too-many-re (regexp)
              Decrease the  dynamic  connection  limit  when  421  reply  line
              matches this regular expression.

       ftp:trust-feat (string)
              When  true, assume that FEAT returned data are correct and don't
              use common protocol extensions like SIZE, MDTM, REST if they are
              not listed.  Default is false.

       ftp:use-abor (boolean)
              if  false,  lftp does not send ABOR command but closes data con-
              nection immediately.

       ftp:use-allo (boolean)
              when true (default), lftp sends ALLO command before uploading  a

       ftp:use-feat (boolean)
              when  true  (default),  lftp  uses  FEAT  command  to  determine
              extended features of ftp server.

       ftp:use-fxp (boolean)
              if true, lftp will try to set up direct connection  between  two
              ftp servers.

       ftp:use-hftp (boolean)
              when  ftp:proxy  points  to  an http proxy, this setting selects
              hftp method (GET, HEAD)  when  true,  and  CONNECT  method  when
              false. Default is true.

       ftp:use-ip-tos (boolean)
              when  true,  lftp uses IPTOS_LOWDELAY for control connection and
              IPTOS_THROUGHPUT for data connections.

       ftp:lang (boolean)
              the language selected with LANG command, if supported  as  indi-
              cated  by  FEAT  response.  Default  is empty which means server

       ftp:use-mdtm (boolean)
              when true (default), lftp uses MDTM command  to  determine  file
              modification time.

       ftp:use-mdtm-overloaded (boolean)
              when true, lftp uses two argument MDTM command to set file modi-
              fication time on uploaded files. Default is false.

       ftp:use-mlsd (boolean)
              when true, lftp will use MLSD command for directory  listing  if
              supported by the server.

       ftp:use-mode-z (boolean)
              when  true, lftp will use "MODE Z" if supported by the server to
              perform compressed transfers.

       ftp:use-site-idle (boolean)
              when true, lftp sends `SITE IDLE' command  with  net:idle  argu-
              ment. Default is false.

       ftp:use-site-utime (boolean)
              when  true,  lftp  sends  5-argument `SITE UTIME' command to set
              file modification time on uploaded files. Default is true.

       ftp:use-site-utime2 (boolean)
              when true, lftp sends 2-argument `SITE  UTIME'  command  to  set
              file  modification  time on uploaded files. Default is true.  If
              5-argument `SITE UTIME' is also enabled, 2-argument  command  is
              tried first.

       ftp:use-size (boolean)
              when  true  (default),  lftp uses SIZE command to determine file

       ftp:use-stat (boolean)
              if true, lftp sends STAT command in FXP mode  transfer  to  know
              how  much data has been transferred. See also ftp:stat-interval.
              Default is true.

       ftp:use-stat-for-list (boolean)
              when true, lftp uses STAT instead of LIST  command.  By  default
              `.'  is  used as STAT argument. Using STAT, lftp avoids creating
              data connection for directory listing. Some servers require spe-
              cial  options  for  STAT,  use  ftp:list-options to specify them
              (e.g. -la).

       ftp:use-telnet-iac (boolean)
              when true (default), lftp uses TELNET IAC  command  and  follows
              TELNET  protocol as specified in RFC959. When false, it does not
              follow TELNET protocol and thus does not double 255 (0xFF, 0377)
              character and does not prefix ABOR and STAT commands with TELNET
              IP+SYNCH signal.

       ftp:use-tvfs (tri-boolean)
              When set to auto, usage of TVFS feature depends on  FEAT  server
              reply.  Otherwise  this  setting tells whether use it or not. In
              short, if a server supports TVFS feature then it uses  unix-like

       ftp:use-utf8 (boolean)
              if  true,  lftp  sends  `OPTS UTF8 ON' to the server to activate
              UTF-8 encoding (if supported). Disable it if the file names have
              a different encoding and the server has a trouble with it.

       ftp:use-quit (boolean)
              if  true,  lftp sends QUIT before disconnecting from ftp server.
              Default is true.

       ftp:verify-address (boolean)
              verify that data connection comes from the  network  address  of
              control  connection peer. This can possibly prevent data connec-
              tion spoofing which can lead to data corruption.  Unfortunately,
              this  can  fail  for  certain  ftp  servers with several network
              interfaces, when they  do  not  set  outgoing  address  on  data
              socket, so it is disabled by default.

       ftp:verify-port (boolean)
              verify that data connection has port 20 (ftp-data) on its remote
              end.  This can possibly  prevent  data  connection  spoofing  by
              users  of  remote host. Unfortunately, too many windows and even
              unix ftp servers forget to set proper port on  data  connection,
              thus this check is off by default.

       ftp:web-mode (boolean)
              disconnect after closing data connection. This can be useful for
              totally broken ftp servers. Default is false.

       ftps:initial-prot (string)
              specifies initial PROT setting for FTPS connections.  Should  be
              one  of:  C,  S,  E,  P,  or empty. Default is empty which means
              unknown, so that lftp will use PROT command unconditionally.  If
              PROT  command turns out to be unsupported, then Clear mode would
              be assumed.

       hftp:cache (boolean)
              allow server/proxy side caching for ftp-over-http protocol.

       hftp:cache-control (string)
              specify corresponding HTTP request header.

       hftp:decode (boolean)
              when true, lftp automatically decodes the entity in hftp  proto-
              col  when  Content-Encoding  header value matches deflate, gzip,
              compress, x-gzip or x-compress.

       hftp:proxy (URL)
              specifies HTTP proxy for FTP-over-HTTP protocol (hftp). The pro-
              tocol hftp cannot work without a HTTP proxy, obviously.  Default
              value is taken from environment variable ftp_proxy if it  starts
              with    ``http://'',   otherwise   from   environment   variable
              http_proxy.  If your FTP proxy requires authentication,  specify
              user name and password in the URL.

       hftp:use-allprop (boolean)
              if  true, lftp will send `<allprop/>' request body in `PROPFIND'
              requests, otherwise it will send an empty request body.

       hftp:use-authorization (boolean)
              if set to off, lftp will send password as part  of  URL  to  the
              proxy.  This  may  be  required  for some proxies (e.g. M-soft).
              Default is on, and lftp will send password as part of Authoriza-
              tion header.

       hftp:use-head (boolean)
              if  set to off, lftp will try to use `GET' instead of `HEAD' for
              hftp protocol.  While this is slower, it may allow lftp to  work
              with  some  proxies  which  don't understand or mishandle ``HEAD
              ftp://'' requests.

       hftp:use-mkcol (boolean)
              if set to off, lftp will try to use `PUT' instead of `MKCOL'  to
              create directories with hftp protocol. Default is off.

       hftp:use-propfind (boolean)
              if set to off, lftp will not try to use `PROPFIND' to get direc-
              tory contents with hftp protocol and use `GET' instead.  Default
              is  off.  When enabled, lftp will also use PROPPATCH to set file
              modification time after uploading.

       hftp:use-range (boolean)
              when true, lftp will use Range header for transfer restart.

       hftp:use-type (boolean)
              If set to off, lftp won't try to append `;type=' to URLs  passed
              to  proxy.   Some  broken  proxies  don't  handle  it correctly.
              Default is on.

       http:accept,  http:accept-charset,  http:accept-encoding,  http:accept-
       language (string)
              specify corresponding HTTP request headers.

       http:authorization (string)
              the  authorization to use by default, when no user is specified.
              The format is ``user:password''. Default is empty which means no

       http:cache (boolean)
              allow server/proxy side caching.

       http:cache-control (string)
              specify corresponding HTTP request header.

       http:cookie (string)
              send this cookie to server. A closure is useful here:
                   set cookie/www.somehost.com "param=value"

       http:decode (boolean)
              when  true,  lftp automatically decodes the entity when Content-
              Encoding header value matches deflate, gzip, compress, x-gzip or

       http:post-content-type (string)
              specifies  value  of  Content-Type  HTTP request header for POST
              method.  Default is ``application/x-www-form-urlencoded''.

       http:proxy (URL)
              specifies HTTP proxy. It is used when lftp works over HTTP  pro-
              tocol.    Default  value  is  taken  from  environment  variable
              http_proxy.  If your proxy requires authentication, specify user
              name and password in the URL.

       http:put-method (PUT or POST)
              specifies which HTTP method to use on put.

       http:put-content-type (string)
              specifies  value  of  Content-Type  HTTP  request header for PUT

       http:referer (string)
              specifies value for Referer HTTP request header. Single dot  `.'
              expands  to  current directory URL. Default is `.'. Set to empty
              string to disable Referer header.

       http:set-cookies (boolean)
              if true, lftp modifies  http:cookie  variables  when  Set-Cookie
              header is received.

       http:use-allprop (boolean)
              if  true, lftp will send `<allprop/>' request body in `PROPFIND'
              requests, otherwise it will send an empty request body.

       http:use-mkcol (boolean)
              if set to off, lftp will try to use `PUT' instead of `MKCOL'  to
              create directories with HTTP protocol. Default is on.

       http:use-propfind (boolean)
              if set to off, lftp will not try to use `PROPFIND' to get direc-
              tory contents with HTTP protocol and use `GET' instead.  Default
              is off. When enabled, lftp will also use PROPPATCH to set `Last-
              Modified' property after a file upload.

       http:use-range (boolean)
              when true, lftp will use Range header for transfer restart.

       http:user-agent (string)
              the string lftp sends in User-Agent header of HTTP request.

       https:proxy (string)
              specifies https proxy. Default value is taken  from  environment
              variable https_proxy.

       log:enabled (boolean)
              when true, the log messages are output. The closure for this and
              other `log:' variables is either `debug' for debug  messages  or
              `xfer' for transfer logging.

       log:file (string)
              the target output file for logging. When empty, stderr is used.

       log:level (number)
              the log verbosity level. Currently it's only defined for `debug'

       log:max-size (number)
              maximum size of the log file. When the size is reached, the file
              is renamed and started anew.

       log:prefix-error (string)

       log:prefix-note (string)

       log:prefix-recv (string)

       log:prefix-send (string)
              the prefixes for corresponding types of debug messages.

       log:show-ctx (boolean)

       log:show-pid (boolean)

       log:show-time (boolean)
              select additional information in the log messages.

       mirror:dereference (boolean)
              when  true,  mirror  will dereference symbolic links by default.
              You can override  it  by  --no-dereference  option.  Default  if

       mirror:exclude-regex (regex)
              specifies  default  exclusion  pattern.  You  can override it by
              --include option.

       mirror:include-regex (regex)
              specifies default inclusion pattern. It is used just after  mir-
              ror:exclude-regex   is   applied.  It  is  never  used  if  mir-
              ror:exclude-regex is empty.

       mirror:no-empty-dirs (boolean)
              when  true,  mirror  doesn't  create  empty  directories   (like
              --no-empty-dirs option).

       mirror:sort-by (string)
              specifies order of file transfers. Valid values are: name, name-
              desc, size, size-desc, date, date-desc. When the value  is  name
              or  name-desc,  then mirror:order setting also affects the order
              or transfers.

       mirror:order (list of patterns)
              specifies order of file transfers when  sorting  by  name.  E.g.
              setting  this  to  "*.sfv  *.sum" makes mirror to transfer files
              matching *.sfv first, then ones  matching  *.sum  and  then  all
              other  files. To process directories after other files, add "*/"
              to the end of pattern list.

       mirror:overwrite (boolean)
              when true, mirror will overwrite plain files instead of removing
              and re-creating them.

       mirror:parallel-directories (boolean)
              if  true, mirror will start processing of several directories in
              parallel when it is in parallel mode. Otherwise, it will  trans-
              fer  files from a single directory before moving to other direc-

       mirror:parallel-transfer-count (number)
              specifies number of parallel  transfers  mirror  is  allowed  to
              start.   You  can override it with --parallel option.  A closure
              can be matched against source or target host names, the  minimum
              number greater than 0 is used.

       mirror:require-source (boolean)
              When  true,  mirror  requires a source directory to be specified
              explicitly, otherwise it is supposed to be  the  current  direc-

       mirror:set-permissions (boolean)
              When  set  to  off,  mirror won't try to copy file and directory
              permissions.  You can override it by --perms option. Default  is

       mirror:skip-noaccess (boolean)
              when true, mirror does not try to download files which are obvi-
              ously inaccessible by the permission mask. Default is false.

       mirror:use-pget-n (number)
              specifies -n option for pget command used to transfer every sin-
              gle  file under mirror.  A closure can be matched against source
              or target host names, the minimum number greater than 0 is used.
              When the value is less than 2, pget is not used.

       module:path (string)
              colon  separated list of directories to look for modules. Can be
              initialized by environment variable LFTP_MODULE_PATH. Default is

       net:connection-limit (number)
              maximum  number  of  concurrent  connections to the same site. 0
              means unlimited.

       net:connection-limit-timer (time interval)
              increase the dynamic connection limit after this time interval.

       net:connection-takeover (boolean)
              if true, foreground connections have  priority  over  background
              ones  and can interrupt background transfers to complete a fore-
              ground operation.

       net:idle (time interval)
              disconnect from server after this idle time. Default is  3  min-

       net:limit-rate (bytes per second)
              limit  transfer  rate on data connection. 0 means unlimited. You
              can specify two numbers separated by colon to limit download and
              upload rate separately.  Suffixes are supported, e.g. 100K means

       net:limit-max (bytes)
              limit accumulating of unused limit-rate. 0 means twice of limit-

       net:limit-total-rate (bytes per second)
              limit  transfer  rate  of all connections in sum. 0 means unlim-
              ited. You can specify two numbers separated by  colon  to  limit
              download  and  upload  rate  separately.  Note that sockets have
              receive buffers on them, this can  lead  to  network  link  load
              higher  than  this rate limit just after transfer beginning. You
              can try to set net:socket-buffer to relatively  small  value  to
              avoid this.

       If  you  specify a closure, then rate limitation will be applied to sum
       of connections to a single matching host.

       net:limit-total-max (bytes)
              limit accumulating of unused limit-total-rate. 0 means twice  of

       net:max-retries (number)
              the  maximum  number of sequential tries of an operation without
              success.  0 means unlimited. 1 means no retries.

       net:no-proxy (string)
              contains comma separated list of domains for which proxy  should
              not  be  used.   Default  is  taken  from  environment  variable

       net:persist-retries (number)
              ignore this number of hard errors. Useful to login to buggy  FTP
              servers which reply 5xx when there is too many users.

       net:reconnect-interval-base (seconds)
              sets  the  base minimal time between reconnects. Actual interval
              depends  on  net:reconnect-interval-multiplier  and  number   of
              attempts to perform an operation.

       net:reconnect-interval-max (seconds)
              sets  maximum  reconnect  interval.  When current interval after
              multiplication by net:reconnect-interval-multiplier reaches this
              value  (or exceeds it), it is reset back to net:reconnect-inter-

       net:reconnect-interval-multiplier (real number)
              sets multiplier by which base interval is multiplied  each  time
              new  attempt  to  perform  an operation fails. When the interval
              reaches maximum, it is reset to base value.  See  net:reconnect-
              interval-base and net:reconnect-interval-max.

       net:socket-bind-ipv4 (ipv4 address)
              bind  all  IPv4 sockets to specified address. This can be useful
              to select a specific network interface to use. Default is  empty
              which  means  not  to  bind  IPv4 sockets, operating system will
              choose an address automatically using routing table.

       net:socket-bind-ipv6 (ipv6 address)
              the same for IPv6 sockets.

       net:socket-buffer (bytes)
              use given size for SO_SNDBUF and  SO_RCVBUF  socket  options.  0
              means system default.

       net:socket-maxseg (bytes)
              use  given  size for TCP_MAXSEG socket option. Not all operating
              systems support this option, but Linux does.

       net:timeout (time interval)
              sets the network protocol timeout.

       pget:default-n (number)
              default number of chunks to split the file to in pget.

       pget:min-chunk-size (number)
              minimal chunk size to split the file to.

       pget:save-status (time interval)
              save pget transfer status this often. Set to `never' to  disable
              saving  of  the status file.  The status is saved to a file with
              suffix .lftp-pget-status.

       sftp:auto-confirm (boolean)
              when true, lftp answers ``yes'' to all ssh questions, in partic-
              ular  to the question about a new host key. Otherwise it answers

       sftp:charset (string)
              the character set used by SFTP server in  file  names  and  file
              listings.   Default is empty which means the same as local. This
              setting is only used for SFTP protocol version prior to 4.  Ver-
              sion 4 and later always use UTF-8.

       sftp:connect-program (string)
              the  program  to  use for connecting to remote server. It should
              support `-l' option for user name, `-p' for port number. Default
              is  `ssh -a -x'.  For private key authentication add `-i' option
              with the key file.

       sftp:max-packets-in-flight (number)
              The maximum number of unreplied packets in flight. If round trip
              time   is  significant,  you  should  increase  this  and  size-
              read/size-write. Default is 16.

       sftp:protocol-version (number)
              The protocol number to negotiate. Default is 6. The actual  pro-
              tocol version used depends on the server.

       sftp:server-program (string)
              The  server  program  implementing SFTP protocol. If it does not
              contain a slash `/', it is considered a ssh2  subsystem  and  -s
              option  is  used  when  starting  connect-program.   Default  is
              `sftp'. You can use rsh as transport level protocol like this:
                   set sftp:connect-program rsh
                   set sftp:server-program /usr/libexec/openssh/sftp-server
              Similarly you can run SFTP over SSH1.

       sftp:size-read (number)
              Block size for reading. Default is 0x8000.

       sftp:size-write (number)
              Block size for writing. Default is 0x8000.

       ssl:ca-file (path to file)
              use specified file as Certificate Authority certificate.

       ssl:ca-path (path to directory)
              use specified directory  as  Certificate  Authority  certificate
              repository (OpenSSL only).

       ssl:check-hostname (boolean)
              when  true,  lftp checks if the host name used to connect to the
              server corresponds to the host name in its certificate.

       ssl:crl-file (path to file)
              use specified file as Certificate Revocation List certificate.

       ssl:crl-path (path to directory)
              use specified directory as Certificate Revocation List  certifi-
              cate repository (OpenSSL only).

       ssl:key-file (path to file)
              use  specified  file  as  your private key. This setting is only
              used for ftps and https protocols. For sftp and  fish  protocols
              use  sftp:connect-program  and fish:connect-program respectively
              (add `-i' option to ssh).

       ssl:cert-file (path to file)
              use specified file as your certificate.

       ssl:use-sni (boolean)
              when true, use Server Name Indication (SNI) TLS extension.

       ssl:verify-certificate (boolean)
              if set to yes, then verify server's certificate to be signed  by
              a  known Certificate Authority and not be on Certificate Revoca-
              tion List. You can specify either host name or certificate  fin-
              gerprint in the closure.

       ssl:priority (string)
              free  form priority string for GnuTLS. If built with OpenSSL the
              understood values are + or - followed by SSL3.0, TLS1.0,  TLS1.1
              or TLS1.2, separated by :. Example:
                   set ssl:priority "NORMAL:-SSL3.0:-TLS1.0:-TLS1.1:+TLS1.2"

       torrent:ip (ipv4 address)
              IP  address  to send to the tracker. Specify it if you are using
              an HTTP proxy.

       torrent:ipv6 (ipv6 address)
              IPv6 address to send to the tracker.  By  default,  first  found
              global unicast address is used.

       torrent:max-peers (number)
              maximum  number  of  peers  for  a torrent. Least used peers are
              removed to maintain this limit.

       torrent:port-range (from-to)
              port range to accept connections on. A single port  is  selected
              when a torrent starts.

       torrent:retracker (URL)
              explicit retracker URL, e.g. `http://retracker.local/announce'.

       torrent:save-metadata (boolean)
              when  true, lftp saves metadata of each torrent it works with to
              ~/.local/share/lftp/torrent/md or  ~/.lftp/torrent/md  directory
              and loads it from there if necessary.

       torrent:seed-max-time (time interval)
              maximum  seed time. After this period of time a complete torrent
              shuts down independently of ratio. It can be set to infinity  if

       torrent:seed-min-peers (number)
              minimum  number  of peers when the torrent is complete. If there
              are less, new peers are actively searched for.

       torrent:stop-min-ppr (real number)
              minimum per-piece-ratio to stop seeding. Use it to avoid a situ-
              ation  when  a  popular  piece  causes  quick raise of the total

       torrent:stop-on-ratio (real number)
              torrent stops when it's complete and ratio reached this number.

       torrent:timeout (time interval)
              maximum time without any progress. When it's reached,  the  tor-
              rent shuts down.

       torrent:use-dht (boolean)
              when true, DHT is used.

              suggested  filenames  provided  by  the  server are used if user
              explicitly sets this option to `on'. As this could  be  security
              risk, default is off.

       xfer:backup-suffix (string)
              a time format string (see strftime(3)) for backup file name when
              replacing an existing file.

       xfer:clobber (boolean)
              if this setting is off, get commands will not overwrite existing
              files and generate an error instead.

       xfer:destination-directory (path or URL to directory)
              This  setting is used as default -O option for get and mget com-
              mands.  Default is empty, which means current directory  (no  -O

       xfer:disk-full-fatal (boolean)
              when true, lftp aborts a transfer if it cannot write target file
              because of full disk or quota; when false, lftp waits  for  disk
              space to be freed.

       xfer:eta-period (seconds)
              the  period  over  which  weighted average rate is calculated to
              produce ETA.

       xfer:eta-terse (boolean)
              show terse ETA (only high order parts). Default is true.

       xfer:keep-backup (boolean)
              when true, the backup file created before replacing an  existing
              file is not removed after successful transfer.

       xfer:make-backup (boolean)
              when  true,  lftp  renames pre-existing file adding xfer:backup-
              suffix instead of overwriting it.

       xfer:max-redirections (number)
              maximum number of redirections. This can be useful for download-
              ing over HTTP.  0 prohibits redirections.

       xfer:parallel (number)
              the   default   number   of   parallel  transfers  in  a  single
              get/put/mget/mput command.

       xfer:rate-period (seconds)
              the period over which weighted average rate is calculated to  be

       xfer:temp-file-name (string)
              temporary  file  name pattern, first asterisk is replaced by the
              original file name.

       xfer:timeout (time interval)
              maximum time without any transfer progress. It can  be  used  to
              limit  maximum  time  to retry a transfer from a server not sup-
              porting transfer restart.

       xfer:use-temp-file (boolean)
              when true, a file will be transferred to a temporary file in the
              same directory and then renamed.

       xfer:verify (boolean)
              when  true, verify-command is launched after successful transfer
              to validate file integrity.  Zero  exit  code  of  that  command
              should indicate correctness of the file.

       xfer:verify-command (string)
              the command to validate file integrity. The only argument is the
              path to the file.

       The name of a variable can be abbreviated unless it becomes  ambiguous.
       The prefix before `:' can be omitted too. You can set one variable sev-
       eral times for different closures, and thus you can  get  a  particular
       settings  for  particular  state.  The closure is to be specified after
       variable name separated with slash `/'.

       The closure for `dns:', `net:', `ftp:', `http:', `hftp:'  domain  vari-
       ables  is  currently just the host name as you specify it in the `open'
       command (with  some  exceptions  where  closure  is  meaningless,  e.g.
       dns:cache-size).   For some `cmd:' domain variables the closure is cur-
       rent URL without path.  For `log:'  domain  variables  the  closure  is
       either  `debug'  or  `xfer'.   For  other variables it is not currently
       used. See examples in the sample lftp.conf.

       Certain commands and settings take a time interval  parameter.  It  has
       the  format Nx[Nx...], where N is time amount (floating point) and x is
       time unit: d - days, h - hours, m - minutes, s - seconds. Default  unit
       is  second.  E.g.  5h30m or 5.5h.  Also the interval can be `infinity',
       `inf', `never', `forever' - it means  infinite  interval.  E.g.  `sleep
       forever' or `set dns:cache-expire never'.

       Boolean  settings  can be one of (true, on, yes, 1, +) for a True value
       or one of (false, off, no, 0, -) for a False value.

       Tri-boolean settings have either a boolean value or `auto'.

       Integer settings can have a suffix: k - kibi, m - mebi, g - gigi,  etc.
       They can also have a prefix: 0 - octal, 0x - hexadecimal.

   FTP asynchronous mode (pipelining)
       Lftp  can  speed  up FTP operations by sending several commands at once
       and then checking all the responses. See ftp:sync-mode variable.  Some-
       times this does not work, thus synchronous mode is the default. You can
       try to turn synchronous mode off and see if it works  for  you.  It  is
       known that some network software dealing with address translation works
       incorrectly in the case of several FTP commands in one network packet.

       RFC959 says: ``The user-process sending another command before the com-
       pletion  reply  would  be in violation of protocol; but server-FTP pro-
       cesses should queue any commands that arrive while a preceding  command
       is  in  progress''.  Also, RFC1123 says: ``Implementors MUST NOT assume
       any correspondence between READ boundaries on  the  control  connection
       and  the  Telnet  EOL sequences (CR LF).'' and ``a single READ from the
       control connection may include more than one FTP command''.

       So it must be safe to send several commands at once,  which  speeds  up
       operation  a  lot  and  seems  to  work with all Unix and VMS based ftp
       servers. Unfortunately, windows based servers often cannot handle  sev-
       eral commands in one packet, and so cannot some broken routers.

       -d     Switch on debugging mode.

       -e commands
              Execute given commands and don't exit.

       -p port
              Use the given port to connect.

       -u user[,pass]
              Use  the  given  username  and  password to connect. Remember to
              quote the password properly in the shell. Also note that  it  is
              not secure to specify the password on command line, use ~/.netrc
              file  or  LFTP_PASSWORD  environment  variable   together   with
              --env-password  option. Alternatively you can use ssh-based pro-
              tocols with authorized keys, so you don't have to enter a  pass-

       --norc Don't execute rc files from the home directory.

       --rcfile file
              Execute commands from the file. May be specified multiple times.

       -f script_file
              Execute commands in the file and exit.  This option must be used
              alone without other arguments (except --norc).

       -c commands
              Execute the given commands and exit. Commands can  be  separated
              with  a  semicolon, `&&' or `||'. Remember to quote the commands
              argument properly in the shell.  This option must be used  alone
              without other arguments (except --norc).

       Other open options may also be given on the lftp command line.

       The following environment variables are processed by lftp:

       EDITOR Used as local editor for the edit command.

       HOME   Used for (local) tilde (`~') expansion.

       SHELL  Used by the ! command to determine the shell to run.

       PAGER  This  should  be the name of the pager to use.  It's used by the
              more and zmore commands.

       http_proxy, https_proxy
              Used to set initial http:proxy, hftp:proxy and https:proxy vari-

              Used to set initial ftp:proxy or hftp:proxy variables, depending
              on URL protocol used in this environment variable.

              Used to set initial net:no-proxy variable.

              Used to set initial module:path variable.

              Used to locate the directory that stores user-specific  configu-
              ration  files.  If unset, ~/.lftp will be used. Please note that
              if this directory does not exist, then XDG directories  will  be

              Used for --env-password open option.

              used to set initial color:dir-colors variable.

              Used  to  locate  the  directories  for user-specific files when
              ~/.lftp (or $LFTP_HOME directory) does not exist.  Defaults  are
              ~/.config,  ~/.local/share and ~/.cache respectively. The suffix
              /lftp is appended to make the full path to the directories.

              system-wide   startup   file.   Actual   location   depends   on
              --sysconfdir  configure  option. It is /etc when prefix is /usr,
              /usr/local/etc by default.

       ~/.config/lftp/rc or ~/.lftp/rc, ~/.lftprc
              These files are executed on lftp startup after /etc/lftp.conf.

       ~/.local/share/lftp/log or ~/.lftp/log
              The file things are logged to when lftp  moves  into  the  back-
              ground in nohup mode.

       ~/.local/share/lftp/transfer_log or ~/.lftp/transfer_log
              The  file  transfers are logged to when log:enabled/xfer setting
              is set to `yes'.  The location can be changed  by  log:file/xfer

       ~/.local/share/lftp/bookmarks or ~/.lftp/bookmarks
              The  file  is  used to store lftp's bookmarks.  See the bookmark

       ~/.local/share/lftp/cwd_history or ~/.lftp/cwd_history
              The file is used to store last working directories for each site

       ~/.local/share/lftp/bg/ or ~/.lftp/bg/
              The  directory  is  used to store named sockets for backgrounded
              lftp processes.

       ~/.cache/lftp/DHT/ or ~/.lftp/DHT/"
              The directory is used to store DHT id and nodes cache  for  IPv4
              and IPv6.  File name suffix is the host name.

       ~/.cache/lftp/edit/ or ~/.lftp/edit/"
              The directory is used to store temporary files for edit command.

       ~/.local/share/lftp/torrent/md/ or ~/.lftp/torrent/md/"
              The  directory  is  used  to store torrent metadata. It is espe-
              cially useful for magnet links, cached metadata  can  be  loaded
              from  the directory.  It can also serve as torrent history, file
              names are the info_hash of torrents.

              The file is consulted to get default login  and  password  to  a
              server  when  it  is  specified without a protocol to the `open'
              command.  Passwords are also searched here if an URL  with  user
              name but with no password is used.

       ftpd(8), ftp(1)
       RFC854  (telnet),  RFC959  (ftp),  RFC1123, RFC1945 (http/1.0), RFC2052
       (SRV RR),  RFC2228  (ftp  security  extensions),  RFC2389  (ftp  FEAT),
       RFC2428  (ftp/ipv6),  RFC2518  (WebDAV),  RFC2616  (http/1.1),  RFC2617
       (http/1.1 authentication), RFC2640  (ftp  i18n),  RFC3659  (ftp  exten-
       sions),  RFC4217 (ftp over ssl), BEP0003 (BitTorrent Protocol), BEP0005
       (DHT Protocol), BEP0006 (Fast Extension), BEP0007 (IPv6 Tracker  Exten-
       sion),  BEP0009  (Extension  for Peers to Send Metadata Files), BEP0010
       (Extension  Protocol),  BEP0012  (Multitracker   Metadata   Extension),
       BEP0023  (Tracker  Returns Compact Peer Lists), BEP0032 (DHT Extensions
       for IPv6).
       https://tools.ietf.org/html/draft-preston-ftpext-deflate-04 (ftp
       deflate transmission mode),
       https://tools.ietf.org/html/draft-ietf-secsh-filexfer-13 (sftp).
       http://www.rasterbar.com/products/libtorrent/dht_sec.html (DHT security
       http://xbtt.sourceforge.net/udp_tracker_protocol.html (UDP tracker)

       Alexander V. Lukyanov

       This manual page was originally written by  Christoph  Lameter  <clame-
       ter@debian.org>, for the Debian GNU/Linux system. The page was improved
       and updated later by Nicolas Lichtmaier  <nick@Feedback.com.ar>,  James
       Troup    <J.J.Troup@comp.brad.ac.uk>    and   Alexander   V.   Lukyanov

                                  10 Aug 2017                          lftp(1)

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