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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Can not create SFTP user Debian 7

I have a linode and I access via ssh throw terminal. I need to create an sftp user which his default directory (and the only he can access) is /var/www/xxxxxx.com/public_html/directory Now, I did it, ...
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SFTP package for automation

I have various SFTP automation projects that I am looking to move to Linux. I could easily script this in via Python, bash or something similar. But is there a package or something of the sort ...
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SFTP Dual Factor Authentication

My Issue I am trying to automate a file fetch from an external [SFTP] server. The server is using 2-factor authentication. First, it needs a public-private key pairing established [This has already ...
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Specify anonymous ftp password in ftp command

I would like a simple (ideally one-liner, without separate script file) command to connect to an ftp server via anonymous login using my email address as the password. My attempt is based on the ...
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Give access to only one directory that's not user's home

In my VPS account, I have a folder /home/xyz/public_html. This belongs to a customer who now wants their in-house developer to look into the code. How do I give SFTP access to only this folder? I ...
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SFTP access to different parts of the apache webroot for different users

I have a website running on apache with the web root folder at /var/www. I have different people managing different aspects of the website. Designers accesses /var/www/images and /var/www/media ...
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Cannot see files present on server when connecting via Filezilla / SFTP

I am not able to see the files present on the server using Filezilla ftp client. I am using SFTP connection. I am able to connect to the server. I can see only the directories but not the files. ...
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All files are not getting downloaded by SFTP script

I have a sftp file script with below details,my server folder like BCP11,BCP12,BCP13,BCP14.....BCPXX. In which BCPDUMP folder have files. Filename : file_sftp.sh #!/usr/bin/expect spawn sftp ...
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Firewall blocking SSH/SFTP connections. How to cheat it?

Hi folks (sorry for the bad english) I'm a college student, and I live in the student's house of my university. I study computer science, and there we have the right to a space in a nfs server to ...
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Restrict SFTP users to different directories

How can I restrict some users/groups to some directories? I mean different users, different directories. What I have: Ubuntu 14. Experience with Ubuntu: Just started. What I have tried: I read ...
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Get only files modified within last 30 minutes using sftp get

Within a .sh script, I'm using expect to automatically sftp to another computer in order to get files. My script will be set to run every 30 minutes, at which point I want to get only files that were ...
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sftp - how to only copy files from folder that dont exist in destination folder

I am wondering if it's possible to get files with sftp but prevent it from re-downloading files that already exist in the destination folder?
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sftp user with appropriate permission

I'm new to linux user permissions and having trouble configuring a user. So the scenario is, I have apache installed on centos. I've a virtual host with document root at /var/www/sitename/public_html ...
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How do I pass a variable into sftp?

I'm trying to match a filename to a string, which is basically a timestamp, during an SFTP connection. How do I match part of the filename? I can't seem to declare a variable within an SFTP ...
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sftp command with '\' in username does not work

The end server expects the username to come as Usertype\username@IPaddress in SFTP. For e.g. command is given as stfp Admin\primary@10.10.10.10. But it does not work. Is there any other option using ...
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Cleanup archive and archive files only if sources exist using rsync, scp or sftp

I have to cleanup an archive directory on a remote host only if there are files to be archived; the source files are on the same host. I should run something similar to: cd $source_dir if [ -f ...
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NFS + SFTP on the same directory - are there any pitfalls?

I currently have an SFTP (actually vsftpd) server I use for regular archives. The OS is Centos 7.0. While I used to use SFTP, I still could benefit from having an NFS connection to this server (rw). ...
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Can't show the content of /sdcard of my Android phone from sftp in Ubuntu's Nautilus or FileZilla

I set up a ssh server on Android using SSH Server by Ice Code App. Settings of ssh server: http://i.stack.imgur.com/ZlbzJ.jpg http://i.stack.imgur.com/b1X4i.jpg ...
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Huge delay in script response when using SFTP with expect

I am using a script to call SFTP service to fetch some logs from the remote server. This works fine in normal scenario but, i have noticed a very long delay of around 30 minutes or more in some of the ...
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renaming files in SFTP session

This is part of a SFTP file transfer. Here are the steps: Check files with .csv extension and get them to the local directory. After that, move them to the another folder in the remote connection. ...
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Why do I need the execute permission to upload files via SFTP? [duplicate]

I have an directory with 664 permission so the owner and group should be able to read and write. drw-rw-r-- 2 sftpuser sftpusers 4096 Aug 8 14:02 sftp But when I try to upload a file via sftp I ...
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sftp (ssh_exchange_identification: read: Connection reset by peer)

I'm trying to sftp to a remote host, yet keep getting following output: $ sftp -v X.X.X OpenSSH_6.6.1, OpenSSL 1.0.1e-fips 11 Feb 2013 debug1: Reading configuration data /home/alexus/.ssh/config ...
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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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Give a user permission to one folder

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

Is it possible to to connect two servers 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 the UNIX ...
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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 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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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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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 ...