VIEW STATUS WITH CONSOLE-BASED FILE TRANSFERS
There are numerous commercial, shareware, and freeware ftp applications
to simplify transferring files with ftp. Most of these applications
provide a means to monitor the file transfer, some as a numeric counter
and others with a graphical status indicator. The indicator can help
you detect a hung connection before it times out.
The FTP console command is a free, no-frills alternative to these
applications and can be particularly useful if you seldom use ftp
other than from Internet Explorer or another browser.
Although the FTP console command doesn't display a status indicator
by default, you can turn on an option to display hash marks to indicate
transfer status. To do so, first initiate the ftp session with the
FTP command. Then, at the ftp command prompt, type the command HASH
and press enter. This command works as a toggle. If hashing is off
(which is the default), executing the HASH command turns it on. When
the command is on, the FTP session displays a # character for each