The SSH File Transfer Protocol (SFTP) provides secure file transfer functions using the same infrastructure used by the Secure Shell protocol. It can be seen as a secure replacement for FTP.

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How to use SFTP in a script to non-interactively pull file from remote host?

I want to use a shell script to pull a file from another server. I have written a script where i can do this but i want the script to work non-interactively so that it doesn't prompt me for the ...
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Ubuntu / SFTP: Enable Access for User B to a subdirectory of User A's home [on hold]

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 and OpenSSH 5.9p1 What I want to do: Give user 'Anton' access to a specific directory (home/AnotherUser/test) on the server via SCP or SFTP. He should only be able to access, ...
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Give a user permission to one folder

I have made so my group "sftponly" can access the users home folder. But right now the user in the group don't have permission to other folders, but they have permission to see them. How can I do so ...
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sftp to use password stored in a parameter file

Is it possible to to connect two server through sftp with a batch of commands and where the authenticating password needs to be read from a file(where it is stored previously).I am new in UNIX world , ...
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Can I automate SFTP to upload an entire tree?

Currently I am using SFTP to transfer .HTML and .JS files to my remote filesystem. I have to type: sftp root@123.456.78.90 And then manually change remote directory to /var/www/html, and upload ...
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Connect to SFTP using Centos Linux VM

I have Centos running a Linux VM on a Windows machine. I'm not able to connect to the VM using WinSCP with sftp on port 22 or ftp on port 21. I have Subsystem sftp ...
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Save a list of files over SFTP to a text file

I have provided my own answer below. We have a number of bash scripts that work fine using SFTP, what I would like to do is to simply re-direct an ls or dir of a folder to a file on our SFTP Server.. ...
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SFTP on Raspberry Pi troubleshooting

I'm trying to create a folder shared with SFTP in my Raspi. There are some issues, which are reported to be related to folder administration rights. Trying to solve them seems useless. I'm reporting ...
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sftp using socks proxy command with password authentication

I am struggling to make a sftp connection.We need to make a sftp connection to download files. My requirement is that we are moving from ftp gateway to axway and We were using ftp before to download a ...
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Script works without sudo, fails with sudo

When I launch this script: #!/bin/bash -v sshpass -p '<pypasswd>' scp blah.img root@myip:/home/user/blah.img exit 0 with ./script.sh or nohup ./script.sh & it works. But when I do ...
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User in the same group new/edit files permissions

I have a few users under the same group. However, when they all work on the same folder via winscp, whenever they open a new file, they open it with themselves, as the owner. Thus, when someone else ...
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SSH console login working but can't SFTP does not, why?

I am trying to SFTP with Filezilla but it is not able to connect to the server and I think this is due to my firewall rules? I can SSH absolutely fine. The port for SSH is 6128. Can anyone tell me ...
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Allow move but not put in internal-sftp

is it possible with the internal-sftp to allow mv command from dir A to B but not allow put to A?
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Transfer data over SSH directly in Truecrypt volume

my problem is this: I have to transfer data from my computer to a remote system that doesn't have an encrypted partition. Because I don't want that the transferred data can be retrieved by forensic ...
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Detect remote sshfs mounts on local machine

I would like to get back the question of this post. When a user in a remote client mounts a directory from a local server on his filesystem through sshfs, he is not visible in the server through who ...
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use SFTP in shell script

I have written a shell script to get the files from another UNIX server. But files are not being copied. Could someone help me what I am doing wrong. sftp username@server:$path get ubpbilp* ./ mget ...
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Shell read script for sftp

I have this working: % cat read.sh !/bin/sh file=list.txt while read line do echo "$line" cut -d' ' -f27 | sed -n '$p' > file2 done < "$file" % cat list.txt sftp> #!/bin/sh sftp> ...
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Restrict ssh access per user based on conditions

Is there a way to restrict a user to only use ssh to connect via SFTP, but disallow that same user to login to a secure shell terminal? I only want the user to have the ability to connect by an SFTP ...
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Backing up VPS via SSH/SFTP

I'm going to perform some maintenance on my VPS (Ubuntu Server 15.04), and I would like to back up some files before doing so. The problem is that some of these files are under other users' home ...
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How to make the script automated to take password on its own?

I have a script that is doing sftp some files from one server to another, like inside the script script.ksh I have the below lines; sftp user@ip_address << EOF cd path put file1 bye EOF When ...
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IP address of the username who uses sftp connection in unix

We have SFTP connection in unix location.How can I find the IP address of the particular username with whom we have SFTP connection to share the files?
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Problem with sftp

i am facing issue while ftp using the command file, but i don't face the executing using the manual execution of commands.. i need to ftp while connecting to ssh machine, the command file is ...
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Chroot SFTP read only user + admin read/write user

I currently have a ssh-server setup which has users with read/write access jailed to their home account. The need has now changed and I now need the home directory user to have jailed read only ...
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How to set up chrooted and non-chrooted sftp?

I am trying to set up my Openssh server to allow for chrooted sftp-only users as well as for non-chrooted sftp and ssh users. My condensed (comments and blank lines removed) /etc/ssh/sshd_config looks ...
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Is it possible to create a non-empty file without write_close and rename event?

The reason why I am asking is because I'm using iwatch (not to confuse with a gadget device) to watch for filesystem events (in my case - file creation/renaming). What I cannot explain is this log: ...
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Help with vsftpd and sftp

Is it possible to sftp setup that is more flexible then the ssh internal ftp server? I have been tasked with providing an /srv/ftp/ directory which includes mount -bind other_directory1 /srv/ftp/d1 ...
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SFTP connect through an other server

I want to connect to my account in a server of my university. When I’m there I only have to do ssh user@FinalServer/home/user or create a folder using sftp://user@FinalServer/home/user But the ...
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Transfering large (8 GB) files over ssh

I tried it with SCP, but it says "Negative file size". >scp matlab.iso xxx@xxx:/matlab.iso matlab.iso: Negative file size Also tried using SFTP, worked fine until 2 GB of the file had ...
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Capture errors in a SFTP script

I have a sub sh file which puts receives an input of local directory and path to the remote directory and sends the file to the remote directory. If the remote path is invalid the error cannot be ...
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SFTP server without root as owner of the user's folder?

I installed a SFTP server with SSH. But the chroot directory must be owned by root, then the user can't write on it. Is there any way to allow that user to write in its root directory? Thanks in ...
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How do I use my own local text editor to modify system (requires root to save) files on a remote system?

I've recently fallen in love with github's Atom text editor, and I enjoy using it for all my local coding and configuration. I started to maintain a Nagios installation for several dozen servers and ...
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SFTP Chroot and SSH

I have a chrooted SFTP user group to access my home server. The chroot location is /mnt/, mostly because it is already owned by root and is where I have mounted the external HDD I want to the chrooted ...
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Installing Node.js on a remote LAMP server with no internet connection

As a part of a student project, I am to host my Node.js-based server application on a server so that other people can try connecting to it and test the integrity of it's functions. The problem is that ...
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Restrict SSH users to SFTP

How to configure an SSH server to only allow users to transfer files using the SFTP protocol, without being able to log in with their username ? Note: If the user's shell to nologin or null is not ...
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File transfers with SSH and switch-user

Have a situation that SCP and SFTP wouldn't work for. I've RTFM for SSH, but can't find what I'm looking for. The scenario is that in order to transfer files to the server, I first SCP them into a ...
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Difference in the permissions of the file created by SSH and SFTP

I have a question and want to know how can I fix it so that the files created by SSH and SFTP by always have the same permissions in the case is 0644 for files. It is possible to make the permissions ...
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Avoid creation of .k5login file in a SFTP Chroot configuration

I've successfully set up an sftp with authentication on Active Directory. All users in a particular AD group are managed by SSH's sftp subsystem and chrooted into a common home directory, let's say ...
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How to allow an FTP account on an SFTP server

I connect to my server via SSH for a user called 'ubuntu'. It needs a private key to connect and the same goes for the same account via FileZilla. I'm currently setting up a server block with nginx ...
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What SFTP application just lets you drag and drop from desktop to the server?

Is there a single view SFTP client for Linux? All I have seen are dual window clients. I like the Windows ones like sftp and Cyberduck when you don't have a pointless view of your PC as you drag and ...
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Linux Cluster - SFTP between failed over Servers

I have a strange problem with our cluster solution on Linux. We have the following set-up in our environment. Each of these servers hosts our enterprise application. Server1 Server2 Server3 ...
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Using lftp with ssh-agent

I have a script that logs into sftp server eval `ssh-agent -s` ssh-add /home/<username>/.ssh/id_rsa sftp <username>@<target> This works, but I would like to get only files that ...
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Download directory from sftp

I want to download directory from sftp to a server.I am able to login to sftp using sftp rob2056@storagename and then can get individual files using : get *.txt /remotedir But I want to ...
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How to remember ssh password with lsyncd?

I' m using lsyncd to sync a folder between local and remote machines with default.rsyncssh config. But it asks for password every time file changes. I found there' s an option password_file, but ...
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Cannot make vlc from source: libssh error

I tried to install vlc-2.1.5 from source code using following configure command. ./configure --prefix=/usr/ --disable-vlc --disable-lua --disable-mad --disable-swscale --disable-postproc ...
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How to sftp one server to another password protected server without interactive?

I want to sftp files from one server to another server and this thing I want to include in a script. But the problem is the Destination server is a password protected server. So Password needs to be ...
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How to get SFTP on Ubuntu working again? Should I try to fix it or reinstall?

Update: Added output from two more logs, and am now only tailing the last twenty lines...so you can see the relevant lines. After six months of working perfectly, SFTP on my Ubuntu machine has ...
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Get files from SFTP server and manipulate in memory

Is there a BASH way that is able to access a SFTP server, "access" a file and without downloading it read it in a buffer, manipulate the content and then store it locally. I know this can be done ...
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How To Access SFTP on Ubuntu

I inherited a linux server and I am attempting to access SFTP for a specific user. I can access a shell with no issues using an admin account "admin" and I can also access the filesystem with ...
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Migrate SSHD sftp Logging

currently my messages log file is filling up with Dec 19 08:46:43 XXXXXXXXX sftp-server[32357]: closedir and similar messages - is there a setting that I can move all sftp-server messages off to ...
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SFTP/SCP only and chroot [duplicate]

We have a SFTP Server and a bunch of users. The users share files over the SFTP Server with us (not the best solution, I know). Every user is chrooted into a different directory to prevent them from ...