Ftp: mls

Applies To: Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012, Windows 8

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

Syntax

mls <RemoteFile>[…] <LocalFile>

Parameters

Parameter

Description

<RemoteFile>

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

<LocalFile>

Specifies a local file in which to store the listing.

Remarks

  • Specifying RemoteFiles

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

  • Specifying LocalFile

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

Examples

Display an abbreviated list of files and subdirectories for Dir1 and Dir2.

mls Dir1 Dir2 -

Save an abbreviated list of files and subdirectories for Dir1 and Dir2 in the local file Dirlist.txt

mls Dir1 Dir2 Dirlist.txt 

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