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"

Replace "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 or a web browser to perform FTP transfers.

This is document aegb in the Knowledge Base.
Last modified on 2017-05-16 11:49:39.

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