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Enable ncftp's background processing Apps
This is kind of an obvious one, but one of the complaints about ncftp is that on install it creates the user's .ncftp directory as root. This creates the problem of not being able to use the background processing (bgget/bgput/bgstart) commands, since the current user doesn't own the spool files.

To overcome this, you can either run ncftp as root each time, or type the following command in the terminal:
sudo chown -R .ncftp [username]
where [username] is the current user's login.

With the lack of any decent GUI FTP clients at current, I've found ncftp to be a perfectly useable and extremely powerful client with the addition of background processing.

[Editor's Note: I have had excellent results with Transmit, RBrowser and Interarchy, all GUI FTP clients.]
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Argument ordering
Authored by: pmccann on Feb 28, '02 02:00:41AM

I'm pretty sure that [username] has to be *before* the directory name: that is, you would need to use

sudo chown -R username .ncftp

to do what's required. Otherwise you'll get a "user not found" error on .ncftp.

Cheers,
Paul



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everybody points to ProFTPd
Authored by: juanfc on Mar 01, '02 02:22:19PM

Everybody think ProFTP is better than any other, but, having listen (and experienced) about failed intallations, the question is Does someone been installed ProFTPd, in any version??

I am thinking in looking for the errors the compiler raises when make it, but I am not this is the way.



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everybody points to ProFTPd
Authored by: juanfc on Mar 01, '02 02:22:41PM

Everybody think ProFTP is better than any other, but, having listen (and experienced) about failed intallations, the question is Does someone been installed ProFTPd, in any version??

I am thinking in looking for the errors the compiler raises when make it, but I am not this is the way.



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