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# $EPIC: dcc_get.txt,v 1.4 2006/08/31 11:57:06 sthalik Exp $


dcc get [=]<nick> <file> [file2] [file3] …
dcc get [=]<nick> <file> [file2] [file3] … /directory
dcc get [=]<nick> <file> <not-offered-file>
dcc get [=]<nick>


DCC GET opens a file transfer connection and downloads a file that someone else has offered you with the DCC SEND command.

If the file offer was received over a DCC CHAT connection that you have open with the person, then you must use their DCC CHAT nickname (eg, with a = before their nickname) as the nickname.

If you do not specify the filename to get, the first (oldest) pending offer to you from that nickname will be opened. If you wish to open all offers to you from that person, you can use the star ('*') argument. Note that this is not a wildcard; you cannot specify a wildcard pattern as the filename argument. It must either be the name of a file, the star character, or nothing at all.

If you specify two file names: one offered and one not, file will be renamed to the name that's not offered and accepted for transfer.

If you specify one or more files and a directory as the last parameter, file(s) will be downloaded to this directory.

If you specify a nick but no files, all the files offered by given nick will be accepted for transfer.

You must be able to establish an outbound internet connection from your host and the other person must be able to accept an inbound internet connection to their host. If either of these requirements are not met, (ie, there is a firewall in the way) the connection will fail. This is not a bug in EPIC or the DCC specification; this is just how the internet works.

Security Considerations:

The content of files sent by other users may be potentially harmful. You should know what a file is and trust the sender before accepting a DCC transfer. Malicious arguments may also be part of the DCC handshake, potentially creating a denial of service attack if the user accepts such a malicious DCC handshake. Accepting a DCC transfer also provides the sender with the recipient's IP address. On networks which hide this information, this could potentially be used as part of a social engineering tactic in order to obtain a user's IP address. The client will convert a leading dot (.) in a filename to an underscore (_) to prevent other users from sending dotfiles.


To accept a SEND from bob:

    /dcc get bob

To accept all files offered to you by DCCbot:

    /dcc get DCCbot *
dcc_get.txt · Last modified: 2006/09/01 18:32 by