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This package was approved as a trusted package on 9/4/2019.

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LFTP is a sophisticated file transfer program with command line interface. It supports FTP, HTTP, FISH, SFTP, HTTPS and FTPS protocols. GNU Readline library is used for input.
Every operation in lftp is reliable, that is any non-fatal error is handled and the operation is retried automatically. So if downloading breaks, it will be restarted from the point automatically. Even if ftp server does not support REST command, lftp will try to retrieve the file from the very beginning until the file is transferred completely. This is useful for dynamic-ip machines which change their IP addresses quite often, and for sites with very bad internet connectivity.

To install lftp, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco install lftp

To upgrade lftp, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco upgrade lftp


  • tools\chocolateyinstall.ps1 Show
    $packageName = 'lftp'
    $url = ''
    $url64 = ''
    $checksum = 'A88A1A694A907CE7226836F8CB12A919'
    $checksum64 = '0C19C8DD3D296C8253116D4AD4877F79'
    $installDir = "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"
    Install-ChocolateyZipPackage "$packageName" "$url" "$installDir" "$url64" $checksum

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Package Maintainer(s)

Software Author(s)

  • Alexander V. Lukyanov


Release Notes

Version 4.8.0 - 2017-07-10

mirror: improved performance of --scan-all-first for big trees.
mirror: new --flat option to flatten the target directory structure.
mmv: new command for file moving; redirect mv to mmv in certain cases.
fixed compilation with newer openssl (1.1.0 and later).
du: allow multiple --exclude options to be combined.
new setting cmd:nullglob for `glob' command prefix.
http: use proppatch to set last-modified property.
new settings net:connection-limit-timer and ftp:too-many-re.
ftp: dynamically ajust connection limit.
ftp: fixed core dump on LINK/SYMLINK when the command is not supported.
get1: fixed -o option.
sftp,fish: connect-program setting is now passed to the shell for execution.
get/mget/put/mput: add -P option for parallel transfers and long options.
appimage: new make target for making an AppImage file.
fixed "local glob".

Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
lftp 4.7.7 625 Thursday, April 6, 2017 approved
lftp 4.7.5 1088 Saturday, January 7, 2017 approved
lftp 4.6.6 626 Friday, August 12, 2016 approved
lftp 4.6.5 520 Thursday, December 10, 2015 approved
lftp 4.6.4 285 Tuesday, November 10, 2015 approved
lftp 4.6.1 364 Monday, March 9, 2015 approved

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