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sftp: secure FTP

There are two incompatible versions of the sftp package:

Systems with SSHv2 (ex: openSSH) use the SSH-compatible package. The older IRIX systems at NRC use the other version (if it was installed).

Both are used in a very similar way.

sftp [user@]node

sftp allows the transfer of file, using interactive commands very similar to ftp. The entire sftp session is encoded, as are the login/password tokens.

The basic commands are the same as those of the ftp command: cd, get/mget, put/mput, help, quit are all used the same way as their ftp counterpart.

sftp ignores .netrc.

Claude Cantin 2010-10-24