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yafc - Yet Another FTP Client
Developer(s) Sebastian Ramacher
Initial release 1999
Stable release v1.3.7 (January 1, 2016; 21 months ago (2016-01-01)) [±]
Preview release none (none) [±]
Repository github.com/sebastinas/yafc
Written in C
Operating system Linux, Unix/POSIX
Available in English; some other (incomplete) as well
Type FTP client
License Free software (GPL)
Website yafc-ftp.com
yafc.sf.net - old

Yafc is a command-line FTP program, its name an acronym for 'Yet Another FTP Client'. It is developed in and available for Linux under the GPL license, but there should be little or no problem compiling it on any nearly POSIX-compliant Unix with an ANSI C compiler. It has the following features:

  • cached directory listings
  • extensive tab completion
  • aliases
  • colored ls (IE: ls-color uses $LS_COLORS like GNU ls)
  • automatic reconnect on timed out connections
  • recursive get/put/fxp/ls/rm
  • nohup mode transfers
  • multiple connections open simultaneously
  • tagging (queueing)
  • configurable
  • autologin and bookmarks
  • automatically enters nohup-mode when SIGHUP signal is received (in get and put)
  • redirection to local command or file
  • proxy support
  • Kerberos support (version 4 and 5, heimdal, kth-krb or MIT)
  • SSH2 support (sftp)
  • Normal file transfer support (ftp)


In April 2011, "cpages" forked yafc on GitHub and applied some of his own patches. He then abandoned his fork. It has since been handed to "sebastinas", where development continues. They also have a new website, http://www.yafc-ftp.com/

The new team released Yafc 1.1.3 on the 1st of May, 2012.

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