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About SSH File Transfer Protocol


Running SFTP Server on MacOS

MacOS has SFTP support built-in, but disabled by default.


Use sftp to make a connection:

$ sftp paulgallagher@labarrossa
Connected to paulgallagher@labarrossa.
sftp> ls Downloads

Common FTP Commands

Command Description
bye, close, quit Terminates an FTP connection.
cd Changes the current working directory on the FTP host server.
cwd Changes the current directory to the specified remote directory.
dir Requests a directory of files uploaded or available for download.
get Downloads a single file.
ls Requests a list of file names uploaded or available for download.
mget Interactively downloads multiple files.
mput Interactively uploads multiple files.
open Starts an FTP connection.
pasv Tells the server to enter passive mode, in which the server waits for the client to establish a connection rather than attempting to connect to a port the client specifies.
put Uploads a single file.
pwd Queries the current working directory.
ren Renames or moves a file.
site Executes a site-specific command.
type Sets the file transfer mode: ASCII, Binary

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