This tutorial will walk you through installing the command-line FTP client commonly known as ‘ftp’. This application is available by default on most distributions with a standard install but because we use a minimal install it must be installed separately.
Note that these instructions are for installing an ftp client (if you want to download to your server from some other ftp server). If you want to run an ftp shell prompt on your CentOS instance, you would need to install an ftp shell prompt like vsftpd instead.
This tutorial assumes that you have gone through the steps in the CentOS/Fedora/REL Setup – Cloud Servers article, and that you are familiar with the Linux environment and the utilities used within it.
To install the ftp application run the following command:
# sudo yum install ftp
You will be prompted to install the application, press Y.