FTP'ING FROM WINDOWS
TRANSFERRING FILES TO YOUR ACCOUNT ON TIGER
Follow these procedures:
Click the FTP icon to start an ftp session.
From the File menu, choose NEW to create
a new session.
Type TIGER.SCRANTON.EDU as the Host Name
To move to the next field, press the TAB
key or use the mouse and click on each field to get a blinking cursor.
Login using your USERNAME and PASSWORD.
Click the CONNECT button and wait a few
seconds until the computer connects to Tiger. -- The Window on the left will
display your local drive. -- The Window on the right side will display TIGER.
Choose CHANGE DIRECTORY and then LEFT
LOCAL from the Commands menu.
Select the directory or disk that holds your
files. The window on the left displays the files on your drive or diskette in
Choose CHANGE DIRECTORY and then RIGHT
REMOTE from the Commands menu.
ny:[web.parentdirectory.directoryname] so that the window
on the left displays the files on your web directory on Tiger.
- the parentdirectory will be either
faculty, staff, student, department, or organization
- directoryname is the usually your
username you use to log onto Tiger, or the department or organization directory
Using the up/down arrows to scroll through the
window on the left, find the file(s) you want to transfer and CLICK it to
highlight it. To select multiple files, hold the CTRL key down as you click
If you are transferring either .txt or .html
files, make sure the ASCII button is selected at the center of the
screen. Click the BINARY button in the center of the screen if you are
transferring .gif or .jpg files. This chooses binary as the mode to transfer
Click the COPY button to begin the
A dialog box will appear asking if you want to
keep the same filename when transferring it to Tiger. Click YES. -- The
dialog box will give you a progress report as it transfers and indicate once
As the files are copied, you'll see them appear
in the window on the right.
Once this process is complete, choose
EXIT from the File menu to close the FTP session.
FTP'ING FROM DOS
You can put a file from your PC to your VAX account or get
a file from your VAX account to your PC by using FTP.
- At the C:> prompt type: ftp
- At the "Userid for logging in on tiger?"
prompt, type your password.
- You will get an ftp:tiger.scranton.edu>
- To put a file from your PC to your VAX account type
PUT PATH&FILENAME FILENAME
The first path and filename is the location and name of
the PC file you want to transfer, the second filename will be the name given to
the file when it is put on the VAX. If you don't use the second filename, the
PC filename will be used.
For example, let's type: PUT A:NETWORK.OUT NETWORK
We should get a transfer completed message, then type
DIR to see if the file is on your VAX account.
To get a file from your VAX account to your PC, type
GET FILENAME PATH&FILENAME Again, the first filename is the name of
the file on your VAX account and the second path and filename is the location
and name of the file when it is transferred to your PC. If you don't use the
second filename, the VAX filename will be used and the file will be transferred
to your root directory.
For example, let's type: GET NETWORK;1
We should get a transfer completed message.
Let's type QUIT to end our FTP session and get back
to the C:> prompt. At the C:> prompt, type DIR A: and look for
both files, NETWORK.OUT AND NETWORK2.OUT
TRANSFERRING FILES TO THE VAX
TRANSFERRING FILES BETWEEN
MS-DOS AND THE VAX
This section describes the manual procedure for
transferring files. The next section describes techniques for simplifying the
procedure. Please read both before deciding which is best for you.
First, change into your working directory on the VAX using
the SET DEFAULT command. To start VMS Kermit, type KERMIT at the DCL prompt
(usually a dollar sign) and press the Enter key. The prompt from VMS Kermit is
Kermit-32>. To exit, type EXIT and press the Enter key.
$ SET DEFAULT [directory-spec]
. your Kermit session
Put VMS Kermit in server mode by typing SERVER at the
Kermit-32> prompt. Now Kermit will only accept commands from the local
Kermit on your microcomputer. Branch to the MS-Kermit> prompt by pressing
If you are transferring binary files (see Appendix C),
then issue the SET FILE TYPE BINARY command at the Kermit-32> prompt BEFORE
you issue the SERVER command.
Kermit-32>SET FILE TYPE BINARY
To transfer a file from your microcomputer to the VAX,
type SEND and the MS-DOS file specification. You may include the path to the
file if the file is not in the DOS default directory. Kermit stores the file in
the default directory on the VAX.
You can also give the file a different name on the VAX.
Type SEND and press Enter. On the next line, type the MS-DOS file specification
after the prompt and press Enter; next type the VMS file specification after
the prompt and press Enter.
Local Source File: C:\WP51\FILES\REPORT.TXT
Remote Destination File: ANNUAL.TXT