Places you in the file transfer protocol, which allows you to
transfer files to and from remote computers. You get into ftp
You will then be asked for your username and the password. Once you are in ftp, you can use some of the usual UNIX commands, such as pwd, ls, and cd. You may wish to obtain a file from a remote computer. To do this, type get filename OR simply type get. If you did not specify the filename, you will be asked for the name of the file on the remote computer and for what you wish to name it on the computer on which you are currently working. You can also type put to put a file from where you are working onto the remote computer. Again, you will be asked for the name of the file here and what you want to name it there. quit at the prompt will quit the ftp session.
For more information on ftp, you can type man ftp.