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How do I FTP an entire folder that contains files to a Centos Unix server?

How do I FTP an entire folder that contains files  to a Centos Unix server?
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Instead of FTP'ing, use scp which copies the files securely over ssh.

If your source machine is a Unix/Linux server, run scp from there
scp -rp /dir/to/xfer user@centos:/dest/dir

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If your source machine is Windows, you can use WinSCP to connect to the CentOS server.
Papertrip gave a very good solution.  It is secure and more convenient than ftp.

For ftp, it would be easier to get a GUI client

For command line, you will need to use mput
Dave BaldwinFixer of ProblemsCommented:
Any standard FTP client program like CoreFTP http://www.coreftp.com/ or Filezilla http://filezilla-project.org/ will do that.  They both support SFTP also.
wademiAuthor Commented:
In this case my FTP server is a windows based server running Gloobscape. I would like to copy some folders from the Globscape folder to my local machine
You can just use WinSCP, it has an explorer-like drag and drop interface.  Put in your CentOS hostname/ip and login credentials then drag the files over to the remote directory.
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