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Re: sftp removing writable bit
On 9/14/07, Andrew DeFaria <> wrote:
> DePriest, Jason R. wrote:
> > sftp provides you with an FTP command set where scp does not
> > that's about the only thing I can think of that makes a difference;
> > seems like a compelling reason if you are going to be doing complex
> > transfers, but if you are more familiar and comfortable with scp, then
> > use it
> Hey I'm just trying to learn... What "complex transfers" are possible in
> the ftp command set that are not possible with scp/ssh?
> Hey, I agree, use whatever you are more comfortable with I guess. I just
> think it makes a lot more sense to just use the basic command set,
> perhaps extended with the "s" commands for remote files, rather than set
> up sftp and use a different command set. IOW I've never seen the need to
> set up sftp and use it over just using the "s" commands...
> Andrew DeFaria <http://defaria.com>
> Did anyone see my lost carrier?
sftp gives you a familiar FTP shell; it is not just a command you run
you can list the files on the remote system and make decisions about
what files you want instead of requiring that knowledge beforehand
cd path Change remote directory to 'path'
lcd path Change local directory to 'path'
chgrp grp path Change group of file 'path' to 'grp'
chmod mode path Change permissions of file 'path' to 'mode'
chown own path Change owner of file 'path' to 'own'
help Display this help text
get remote-path [local-path] Download file
lls [ls-options [path]] Display local directory listing
ln oldpath newpath Symlink remote file
lmkdir path Create local directory
lpwd Print local working directory
ls [path] Display remote directory listing
lumask umask Set local umask to 'umask'
mkdir path Create remote directory
progress Toggle display of progress meter
put local-path [remote-path] Upload file
pwd Display remote working directory
exit Quit sftp
quit Quit sftp
rename oldpath newpath Rename remote file
rmdir path Remove remote directory
rm path Delete remote file
symlink oldpath newpath Symlink remote file
version Show SFTP version
!command Execute 'command' in local shell
! Escape to local shell
? Synonym for help
usage: scp [-1246BCpqrv] [-c cipher] [-F ssh_config] [-i identity_file]
[-l limit] [-o ssh_option] [-P port] [-S program]
[[user@]host1:]file1 [...] [[user@]host2:]file2
use what works; use what you know
i prefer sftp because I am more familiar with ftp than i am with rcp
(which scp is based on)
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