Note: the documentation below is outdated; there have been major changes between versions 0.82 and 0.90.
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Even if you can't code, there are plenty of other things to do, such as:

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Overview of the code
[ Introduction ]

The login information and state variables are passed from screen to screen via forms.

Sessions and cookies
For the moment net2ftp doesn't use sessions. This was to avoid session timeouts after 20 or 30 minutes; you can work without worrying about it for as long as you want.

Cookies are used to store the last FTP server, username and directory used.

net2ftp can be configured using the, and files. One global variable $net2ftp_settings stores all the settings.

net2ftp uses 2 icon sets: Nuvola and Noia. Which icon set is used depends on the skin; all the code behind icons is in the /includes/ file. There are 4 kinds of icons within net2ftp:

In (recent) Mozilla-based browsers, PNG images with a transparent background are shown fine. In Internet Explorer however they are not: the transparent regions are grey. Microsoft has issued a note on how to fix this:;en-us;Q294714

The onMouseOver effect increases the icon size from 32x32 to 34x34 pixels. To avoid that the rest of the content would move, there is margin of 2px when the icon is 32x32, and a margin of 0px when it is 34x34.