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 tftp(1)							     tftp(1)




 NAME
      tftp - trivial file transfer program

 SYNOPSIS
      tftp [host]

 DESCRIPTION
      tftp is the user interface to the Internet TFTP (Trivial File Transfer
      Protocol), that allows users to transfer files to and from a remote
      machine.	The remote host can be specified on the command line, in
      which case tftp uses host as the default host for future transfers
      (see the connect command below).

    Commands
      Once tftp is running, it issues the prompt tftp>&gt&gt> and recognizes the
      following commands:

	   connect host-name [port]
		       Set the host (and optionally port) for transfers.
		       Note that the TFTP protocol, unlike the FTP protocol,
		       does not maintain connections between transfers;
		       thus, the connect command does not actually create a
		       connection, but merely remembers what host is to be
		       used for transfers.  You do not have to use the
		       connect command; the remote host can be specified as
		       part of the get or put commands.

	   mode transfer-mode
		       Set the mode for transfers; transfer-mode can be one
		       of ascii or binary (default is ascii).

	   put file
	   put localfile remotefile
	   put file1 file2 ... fileN  remotedirectory
		       Put a file or set of files to the specified remote
		       file or directory.  The destination can be in one of
		       two forms: a filename on the remote host if the host
		       has already been specified, or a string of the form
		       host:filename to specify both a host and filename at
		       the same time.  If the latter form is used, the
		       hostname specified becomes the default for future
		       transfers.  If the remote-directory form is used, the
		       remote host is assumed to be a UNIX-like machine.

	   get filename
	   get remotename localname
	   get file1 file2 ... fileN
		       Get a file or set of files from the specified
		       sources.	 source can be in one of two forms: a
		       filename on the remote host if the host has already
		       been specified, or a string of the form host:filename



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 tftp(1)							     tftp(1)




		       to specify both a host and filename at the same time.
		       If the latter form is used, the last hostname
		       specified becomes the default for future transfers.

	   quit	       Exit tftp.  Typing the end-of-file character also
		       causes an exit.

	   verbose     Toggle verbose mode.

	   trace       Toggle packet tracing.

	   status      Show current status.

	   rexmt retransmission-timeout
		       Set the per-packet retransmission timeout, in
		       seconds.

	   timeout total-transmission-timeout
		       Set the total transmission timeout, in seconds.

	   ascii       Shorthand for "mode ascii"

	   binary      Shorthand for "mode binary"

	   ? [command-name...]
		       Print help information.

 WARNINGS
      Since there is no user-login or validation within the TFTP protocol,
      the remote site probably has some sort of file-access restrictions in
      place.  The exact methods are specific to each site and are therefore
      difficult to document here.

 AUTHOR
      tftp was developed by the University of California, Berkeley.

 SEE ALSO
      tftpd(1M).
















 Hewlett-Packard Company	    - 2 -   HP-UX Release 11i: November 2000