zftp(1) CERNLIB program to transfer ZEBRA formatted files over a network


zftp [hostname]


zftp is a file transfer program that supports the transfer of formatted, unformatted and ZEBRA RZ files. (If you have no idea what ZEBRA files are, it is highly unlikely that you want to use this program instead of a standard FTP client.) Formatted files are typically KUIP macros, command or EXEC files, source code or even FZ ALPHA exchange format files. Unformatted files may be FZ binary exchange format or EPIO files or any other binary file with fixed length records.

zftp also provides LS, CD, PWD and RSHELL commands. It provides a common interface on all systems and the possibility of macros (via KUIP). It avoids the problems of file format conversion that occur when transferring binary files between VMS and UNIX systems. zftp comes with the traditional KUIP user interface, including a HELP function that describes the available commands.

Please note that, like many other FTP programs, zftp transfers unencrypted passwords over the network. It should therefore be used only within a trusted LAN.


This manual page was written by Kevin McCarty <[email protected]> for the Debian GNU/Linux system (but may be used by others).