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4:45 pm on Apr 16, 2001 (gmt 0)

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Hi Everybody

Am wondering if it is possible to Ftp some non-frontpage pages on to a site using frontpage? Thanks.

9:32 pm on Apr 16, 2001 (gmt 0)

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I don't work with frontpage, however, my guess is no after reading this page:
[l-i-s-t.net...]

It seems you have to have the website you were working in Frontpage open in order to use the ftp part of it.

Although, you should just be able to ftp from a dos prompt.

Or, if that is too intimidating, download something here [download.cnet.com]

-G

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It's best if you can put those pages in a subweb so that the FrontPage server extensions are not harmed.
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How do you FTP from a DOS prompt? I've never heard of such a thing - sounds interesting

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C:\WINDOWS> ftp myhost.com

Then you log in with name/password.

Some important commands from the ftp prompt:

ls -l (Get a list of files from the remote server)
(On some servers, "list" does the same thing as "ls -l".)
cd dir (change to "dir" on remote server)
lcd dir (change to "dir" on your PC)
get filename (download "filename" from remote server)
mget filename* (download all files matching "filname*")
put filename (upload "filename" to remote server)
mput filename* (upload all files matching "filname*")
bye (quit out of ftp)

These commands work if you're ftp'd into a unix server. I don't know what might happen on NT.

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Sorry... I forgot to disable smilies. That should have read:

mget filename* (download all files matching "filname*")
and
mput filename* (upload all files matching "filname*")

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Hi Bill

I am using CuteFtp. Is it possible to use CuteFtp to upload the pages to a subweb?

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Sure. You can FTP with just about anything. I've even FTP'd via IE 5. A subweb in FrontPage is a web unto itself. Think of it as a web within a web. As long as you're not FTPing into the main FrontPage web you should not have problems.

General rule of thumb, if the site has FrontPage extensions, do not use FTP to upload or modify site content with the following exceptions:

  • CGI-Perl Scripts
  • Files for downloading
  • Multimedia files
  • Images being referenced from a database application
  • Access Database - if not using the FrontPage database component
11:04 pm on Apr 22, 2001 (gmt 0)

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Sorry to reply to this so late.

One of the things you forgot to put on your list, Pat is

bi

Using that command will ensure everything you are transferring is in "binary" code. You want to be sure to use this command if you are using windows, otherwise microsoft products tend to try to transfer things in ascii (text).

This becomes a problem when you are ftp'ing photos or gif files...if the default is ascii, then you end up with garbage as the server made the photo into text.

-G