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Ftp: recv

Updated: January 21, 2005

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]

Specifies the remote file to copy.

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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