can we copy folder in remote when it's connected to FTP?

@lovedude (4456)
India
January 12, 2012 2:25pm CST
Say I am connected with one ftp server.. ftp:slash/myserver now I want to copy my files from folder1 to folder2.. is there any command for that? or I have to download it to local machine and upload back to server is the only option?
2 responses
@owlwings (39259)
• Cambridge, England
12 Jan 12
No, it's not the only option. It depends on what FTP client you are using. In most, you can simply drag and drop a file from one folder to another because the client works exactly like Windows Explorer.
@lovedude (4456)
• India
13 Jan 12
it makes cut paste.. not copy paste..
@owlwings (39259)
• Cambridge, England
13 Jan 12
The default action for Windows (and most other file management systems) when dragging and dropping (with the left mouse button) is to: - Move files when the target and destination are on the same drive - Copy files when the target and destination are on different drives If the application supports dragging and dropping with the RIGHT button (as most will), then this will open a menu when you drop the file(s) which will allow you to select Copy or Move.
@peavey (16640)
• United States
12 Jan 12
It might depend on your FTP software, but I can't copy to a different folder without downloading first using CoffeeCup FTP software. I can't think of any instance where I'd want to have two copies of a file online, but that's no reason you might not want to.
@lovedude (4456)
• India
13 Jan 12
it's wanted in case when I need to make 2-3 subdomain.. with the wordpress.. I have to upload individually.. I mean for 3 subdomains I need to upload 3 wordpress setup on the server.. it doesn't work with just reference..
@peavey (16640)
• United States
13 Jan 12
Oh, I see. Hope you find a way.