Run command in an ftp session

By putting ! in front of a command, we are able to run it from an ftp session.
Sample Output
ftp> !w
10:38PM  up 32 mins, 2 users, load averages: 0.45, 0.16, 0.06
USER             TTY      FROM              [email protected]  IDLE WHAT
root             v0       -                10:06PM     2 tar -xpjf - (bsdtar)
root             pts/0    10:07PM     - w   

2009-11-26 21:41:28

What Others Think

the ! thing works also in vi : :!ls in vi will display the content of current directory
unixmonkey7203 · 569 weeks ago

What do you think?

Any thoughts on this command? Does it work on your machine? Can you do the same thing with only 14 characters?

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