Ftp: recv

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

Ftp: recv

Copies a remote file to the local computer using the current file transfer type.


recv RemoteFile [LocalFile]

  • RemoteFile
    Specifies the remote file to copy.
  • LocalFile
    Specifies the name to use on the local computer.
  • ? recv
    Displays help for the recv command.
  • The recv command is identical to the get command.

  • If LocalFile is not specified, the file is given the RemoteFile name.

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See Also


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