From your command line type
ftp ftp > open ftp.myserver.com
It will prompt you for a username and/or password and you can just fill those in.
After you are in, you can see a list of commands by using the command:
ftp> help Commands may be abbreviated. Commands are: ! cr mdir proxy send $ delete mget sendport site account debug mkdir put size append dir mls pwd status ascii disconnect mode quit struct bell form modtime quote system binary get mput recv sunique bye glob newer reget tenex case hash nmap rstatus trace ccc help nlist rhelp type cd idle ntrans rename user cdup image open reset umask chmod lcd passive restart verbose clear ls private rmdir ? close macdef prompt runique cprotect mdelete protect safe
If you are familiar with linux this should be fairly straight forward. The only ones Ill cover for anyone completely new are ls, get and put.
LS .. get a list of files in current directory | CD <directoryname> .. move to new directory
GET .. takes a file from remote server and copies to local server
PUT .. takes a file from your local server and uploads to remote server.
To use get follow the format:
get <filename.ext> <localname.ext> # The second parameter is optional
Here is a sample list and download operation:
ftp> ls 200 PORT Command successful. 150 Opening ASCII mode data connection for /bin/ls. drw-rw-rw- 1 user group 0 Jul 31 13:24 . drw-rw-rw- 1 user group 0 Jul 31 13:24 .. -rw-rw-rw- 1 user group 3381514808 Nov 17 2012 84Complete.zip -rw-rw-rw- 1 user group 958214842 Nov 16 2012 84Update.zip -rw-rw-rw- 1 user group 230840946 Oct 2 2012 CPSQLPrerequisites.exe -rw-rw-rw- 1 user group 66361 Oct 2 2012 CompareDB.zip -rw-rw-rw- 1 user group 403453440 Jul 31 13:21 cpsp84.exe 226 Transfer complete. ftp> get 84Complete.zip local: 84Complete.zip remote: 84Complete.zip 200 PORT Command successful. 150 Opening BINARY mode data connection for 84Complete.zip (3381514808 Bytes).