Ftp: dir

Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2003 with SP2

Ftp: dir

Displays a list of directory files and subdirectories on a remote computer.


dir [RemoteDirectory] [LocalFile]

  • RemoteDirectory
    Specifies the directory for which you want to see a listing. If no directory is specified, the current working directory on the remote computer is used.
  • LocalFile
    Specifies a local file in which to store the listing. If a local file is not specified, results are displayed on the screen.
  • ? dir
    Displays help for the dir command.

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See Also


Ftp subcommands
Command-line reference A-Z
Command shell overview