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RedHat 9 (Linux i386) - man page for sftp (redhat section 1)

SFTP(1) 			   BSD General Commands Manual				  SFTP(1)

NAME
     sftp -- Secure file transfer program

SYNOPSIS
     sftp [-vC1] [-b batchfile] [-o ssh_option] [-s subsystem | sftp_server] [-B buffer_size]
	  [-F ssh_config] [-P sftp_server path] [-R num_requests] [-S program] host
     sftp [[user@]host[:file [file]]]
     sftp [[user@]host[:dir[/]]]

DESCRIPTION
     sftp is an interactive file transfer program, similar to ftp(1), which performs all opera-
     tions 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 authentica-
     tion 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.

     The options are as follows:

     -b batchfile
	     Batch mode reads a series of commands from an input batchfile instead of stdin.
	     Since it lacks user interaction it should be used in conjunction with non-interac-
	     tive authentication.  sftp will abort if any of the following commands fail: get,
	     put, rename, ln, rm, mkdir, chdir, lchdir and lmkdir.

     -o ssh_option
	     Can be used to pass options to ssh in the format used in ssh_config(5).  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.

     -s subsystem | sftp_server
	     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 configured.

     -v      Raise logging level. This option is also passed to ssh.

     -B buffer_size
	     Specify  the size of the buffer that sftp uses when transferring files. Larger buf-
	     fers require fewer round trips at the cost of higher memory consumption. The default
	     is 32768 bytes.

     -C      Enables compression (via ssh's -C flag).

     -F ssh_config
	     Specifies an alternative per-user configuration file for ssh.  This option is
	     directly passed to ssh(1).

     -P sftp_server path
	     Connect directly to a local sftp-server (rather than via ssh) This option may be
	     useful in debugging the client and server.

     -R num_requests
	     Specify how many requests may be outstanding at any one time. Increasing this may
	     slightly improve file transfer speed but will increase memory usage. The default is
	     16 outstanding requests.

     -S program
	     Name of the program to use for the encrypted connection.  The program must under-
	     stand ssh(1) options.

     -1      Specify the use of protocol version 1.

INTERACTIVE COMMANDS
     Once in interactive mode, sftp understands a set of commands similar to those of ftp(1).
     Commands are case insensitive and pathnames may be enclosed in quotes if they contain spa-
     ces.

     bye     Quit sftp.

     cd path
	     Change remote directory to path.

     lcd path
	     Change local directory to path.

     chgrp grp path
	     Change group of file path to grp.	grp must be a numeric GID.

     chmod mode path
	     Change permissions of file path to mode.

     chown own path
	     Change owner of file path to own.	own must be a numeric UID.

     exit    Quit sftp.

     get [flags] remote-path [local-path]
	     Retrieve the remote-path and store it on the local machine.  If the local path name
	     is not specified, it is given the same name it has on the remote machine. If the -P
	     flag is specified, then the file's full permission and access time are copied too.

     help    Display help text.

     lls [ls-options [path]]
	     Display local directory listing of either path or current directory if path is not
	     specified.

     lmkdir path
	     Create local directory specified by path.

     ln oldpath newpath
	     Create a symbolic link from oldpath to newpath.

     lpwd    Print local working directory.

     ls [flags] [path]
	     Display remote directory listing of either path or current directory if path is not
	     specified. If the -l flag is specified, then display additional details including
	     permissions and ownership information.

     lumask umask
	     Set local umask to umask.

     mkdir path
	     Create 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 given the same name it has on the local machine. If the -P flag is
	     specified, then the file's full permission and access time are copied too.

     pwd     Display remote working directory.

     quit    Quit sftp.

     rename oldpath newpath
	     Rename remote file from oldpath to newpath.

     rmdir path
	     Remove remote directory specified by path.

     rm path
	     Delete remote file specified by path.

     symlink oldpath newpath
	     Create a symbolic link from oldpath to newpath.

     ! command
	     Execute command in local shell.

     !	     Escape to local shell.

     ?	     Synonym for help.

AUTHORS
     Damien Miller <djm@mindrot.org>

SEE ALSO
     scp(1), ssh(1), ssh-add(1), ssh-keygen(1), ssh_config(5), sftp-server(8), sshd(8)

     T. Ylonen and S. Lehtinen, SSH File Transfer Protocol, draft-ietf-secsh-filexfer-00.txt,
     January 2001, work in progress material.

BSD					 February 4, 2001				      BSD


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