How do I... Use the Windows Vista FTP command line utility?

By Steven Warren

Command line

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Now that I am on my command-line kick these days, I wanted to show you how to take advantage of a free command-line FTP utility that comes packaged with Windows Vista. Why pay money for some software when you can take advantage of software you already paid for. There is no glamour and glitz or eye candy here-just straight-up hard knocks command line.

Let's begin by choosing the Start orb and typing cmd in the Instant Search field as shown.