how to make 'ftp Tab-clue' work in Cygwin

Jeff Hawk
Tue Jul 31 16:27:00 GMT 2007

> -----Original Message-----
> From: On Behalf Of Corinna Vinschen
> Sent: Tuesday, July 31, 2007 11:07 AM
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> Subject: Re: how to make 'ftp Tab-clue' work in Cygwin
> On Jul 31 23:58, sun wrote:
> > hello, I have a problem when connecting another linux system by ftp
> in cygwin.
> >
> > No problem to use ftp, and I can see 'ftp>' sign, the point is that
> > the auto-complement of file name does not work in such environment,
> > but it does work when ftp through other tools such as putty. Usually
> > when the 'Tab' key is hit, the file name can be completed in the
> > 'ftp>'. It just doesn't work for my cygwin.
> >
> > anyone can help me on this?
> Cygwin's ftp from the inetutils package is a rather old implementation.
> Try using lftp instead.

Or better yet, ncftp which is also available in setup.


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