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Download files using FTP or Secure FTP commands

Use the FTP client and method of your choice. Click "Enter/Return" on your keyboard after each command.

FTP method Host name
FTP
  1. Enter the following command to access the server: ftp ftp2.oclc.org
  2. Enter your institution's assigned username
  3. Enter your assigned password
  4. Choose directory (see directory folders): Enter cd [directory name or path]
  5. Enter binary (prevents character set translation)
  6. Enter prompt (turns off prompts, allowing you to download all files with one command)
  7. Enter mget* (copies multiple files from OCLC's system)
  8. To delete files after retrieving them, enter mdelete*
  9. Enter quit
Secure FTP
  1. Using your institution's assigned username, enter the following command:   sftp [username]@scp.oclc.org
  2. Enter your institution's assigned password
  3. Choose directory (see directory folders): Enter cd [directory name or path]
  4. To retrieve files, enter get*
  5. To delete files after retrieving them, enter rm*
  6. Enter quit

 

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