How to setup FTP client and Server on Raspberry Pi

I recently setup FTP server and client on my Raspberry Pi B+ mini computer , which has Raspbian operating system installed.

FTP client

apt-get install ftp

FTP Server

1. apt-get install vsftpd

2. emacs /etc/vsftpd.conf
3. change the fields as follows

anonymous_enable = NO

Add the following line in /etc/vsftpd.conf

force_dot_files = YES

4. restart the server

service vsftpd restart

5. apt-get install chkconfig

6. chkconfig vsftpd on


Done. It is actually quite simple.

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    doesn’t work- emacs command not found!