Ftp: mdir

Published: May 3, 2010

Updated: April 17, 2012

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

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


mdir <RemoteFile>[…] <LocalFile>


Parameter Description


Specifies the directory or file for which you want to see a listing.


Specifies a local file to store the listing. This parameter is required.


  • You can use mdir to specify multiple files.

  • Specifying RemoteFile

    Type a hyphen (-) to use the current working directory on the remote computer.

  • Specifying a LocalFile

    Type a hyphen (-) to display the listing on the screen.


Display a directory listing of Dir1 and Dir2 on the screen

mdir Dir1 Dir2 -

Save the combined directory listing of Dir1 and Dir2 in a local file called dirlist.txt

mdir Dir1 Dir2 dirlist.txt

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