Ftp: !

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

Ftp: !

Exits the ftp subsystem to a command prompt temporarily so that the Windows ServerĀ 2003 family commands can be run. To return to the ftp subsystem, type exit at the command prompt.



  • ? !
    Displays help for the ! command.
  • Use ! to execute commands without quitting ftp.

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Format Meaning


Information that the user must supply


Elements that the user must type exactly as shown

Ellipsis (...)

Parameter that can be repeated several times in a command line

Between brackets ([])

Optional items

Between braces ({}); choices separated by pipe (|). Example: {even|odd}

Set of choices from which the user must choose only one

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Code or program output

See Also


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