LFTP is sophisticated file transfer program with command line interface. It supports FTP, HTTP, FISH, SFTP, HTTPS and FTPS protocols. GNU Readline library is used for input.
Every operation in lftp is reliable, that is any non-fatal error is handled and the operation is retried automatically. So if downloading breaks, it will be restarted from the point automatically. Even if ftp server does not support REST command, lftp will try to retrieve the file from the very beginning until the file is transferred completely. This is useful for dynamic-ip machines which change their IP addresses quite often, and for sites with very bad internet connectivity.
If you exit lftp when some jobs are not finished yet, lftp will move itself to nohup mode in background. The same happens when you have a real modem hangup or when you close an xterm.
Fetures of LFTP
* FTP and HTTP protocols support.
* FTP (e.g. TIS FWTK) proxy support.
* HTTP proxy support.
* FTP over HTTP proxy support (hftp and CONNECT method).
* HTTPS and FTPS protocols support using GNU TLS or OpenSSL library.
* Automatic OPIE/SKEY support in FTP protocol.
* FXP transfers support (between two FTP servers, bypassing client machine).
* FTP listings support: unix-style, NT, EPLF, OS/2, AS400, MacWebStar, MLSD.
* Automatic reconnect and retry of an operation on retriable errors or timeout.
* IPv6 support in both FTP and HTTP.
* FISH protocol support. It uses ssh with no special program on server side.
* SFTP protocol v3-v6 support.
* HTTP/1.1 keep-alive support.
* Partial WebDAV support.
* BitTorrent protocol support.
* Experimental support for SRV DNS records.
* SOCKS support (configure option).