sftp - Secure file transfer program SYNOPSIS
sftp is an interactive file transfer program, similar to ftp(1), which performs all operations over an encrypted ssh(1) transport. It may also use many features of ssh, such as public key authentication and compression. sftp connects and logs into the specified host, then enters an interactive command mode.
The second usage format will retrieve files automatically if a non-interactive authentication method is used; otherwise it will do so after successful interactive authentication.
The last usage format allows the sftp client to start in a remote directory.
Can be used to pass options to ssh in the format used in the ssh(1) configuration file. This is useful for specifying options for which there is no separate sftp command-line flag. For example, to specify an alternate port use: sftp -oPort=24.
Specifies the SSH2 subsystem or the path for an sftp server on the remote host. A path is useful for using sftp over protocol version 1, or when the remote sshd does not have an sftp subsystem config- ured.
Name of the program to use for the encrypted connec- tion. The program must understand ssh(1) options.
Raise logging level. This option is also passed to ssh.
cd pathChange remote directory to path.lcd pathChange local directory to path.chgrp grp pathChange group of file path to grp. grp must be anumeric GID.chmod mode pathChange permissions of file path to mode.chown own pathChange owner of file path to own. own must be anumeric UID.exitQuit sftp.get [flags? remote-path [local-path? Retrieve the remote-path and store it on the localmachine. If the local path name is not specified, itis given the same name it has on the remote machine.If the -P flag is specified, then the file's fullpermission and access time are copied too.helpDisplay help text.lls [ls-options [[path?]Display local directory listing of either path orcurrent directory if path is not specified.lmkdir pathCreate local directory specified by path.ln oldpath newpathCreate a symbolic link from oldpath to newpath.lpwdPrint local working directory.ls [path?Display remote directory listing of either path orcurrent directory if path is not specified.lumask umaskSet local umask to umask.mkdir pathCreate remote directory specified by path.put [flags? local-path [local-path? Upload local-path and store it on the remote machine.If the remote path name is not specified, it is giventhe same name it has on the local machine. If the -Pflag is specified, then the file's full permissionand access time are copied too.pwdDisplay remote working directory.quitQuit sftp.rename oldpath newpathRename remote file from oldpath to newpath.rmdir pathRemove remote directory specified by path.rm pathDelete remote file specified by path.symlink oldpath newpathCreate a symbolic link from oldpath to newpath.! commandExecute command in local shell.!Escape to local shell.?Synonym for help.AUTHORS
Damien Miller SEE ALSO