Using FTP, how do I change to a directory that has spaces in its name?
Systems that allow spaces to be a part of the filename may confuse some FTP clients. The trick is to enclose the name of the directory within a pair of quotes, as in the following example:cd "a new directory"
"a new directory" with the name of the directory
into which you want to move.
You can also avoid this problem by using a graphical client (such as Transmit or Hummingbird FTP) or a web browser to perform FTP transfers.
Note: Due to a security issue, UITS does not recommend using Internet Explorer 5.0 to connect via FTP. For more information, see the University Information Security Office (UISO) bulletin Internet Explorer 5.0 FTP Information.
Last modified on June 21, 2013.