Topic "Doubt in Open Command"

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Hi All,

I am very new to winscp. My requirement is very simple. I just need to download the files from ftp and save it in local drive. I am trying to write batch file by getting online help. I have a doubt in Open command.

Syntax(Got it online):
open s -hostkey="ssh-rsa 2048 xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx"

I am not sure how to change it. For example, my FTP address is and username/password is catftp/pass123. I dont know what the host key is. Please guide me on how to write ftp command.
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I posted the above question. what is that "" in the syntax?
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You want to use:


The -hostkey is for SFTP/SCP, not for FTP.


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