Ftp: mls

Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2003 with SP2

Ftp: mls

Displays an abbreviated list of files and subdirectories in a remote directory.


mls RemoteFiles [ ...] LocalFile

  • RemoteFiles
    Specifies the files for which you want to see a listing.
  • LocalFile
    Specifies a local file in which to store the listing.
  • ? mls
    Displays help for the mls command.
  • Specifying RemoteFiles

    Type a hyphen (-) to use the current working directory on the remote computer.

  • Specifying LocalFile

    Type a hyphen (-) to display the listing on the screen.

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Information that the user must supply


Elements that the user must type exactly as shown

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Parameter that can be repeated several times in a command line

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Optional items

Between braces ({}); choices separated by pipe (|). Example: {even|odd}

Set of choices from which the user must choose only one

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See Also


Ftp subcommands
Command-line reference A-Z
Command shell overview