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* not interpreted in ftp, lftp?

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http://unix.stackexchange.com – I had been seeing that * isn't interpred on ftp, lftp. Suppose I want to change a directory from current to say ./japan In ftp> of lftp>, if I give cd jap* it would show error that : No such file or directory So, I am forced to give the complete name cd japan EDIT @thomas, @gold : Thank you for your valuable information. As * isn't interpreted with all commands (like cd), is there any way so that I can get away with typing every time the complete file name. (HowTos)