Ftp: dir

Updated: April 17, 2012

Applies To: Windows 7, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Vista

Displays a list of directory files and subdirectories on a remote computer. For examples of how this command can be used, see Examples.


dir [<RemoteDirectory>] [<LocalFile>]


Parameter Description


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.


Specifies a local file in which to store the directory listing. If a local file is not specified, results are displayed on the screen.


Display a directory listing for Dir1 on the remote computer.

dir Dir1

Save a list of the current directory on the remote computer in the local file DirList.txt.

dir . DirList.txt

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