Secure file transfer program

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This article is about the program that uses SSH File Transfer Protocol (as in OpenSSH). For protocols and programs with similar names, seeSecure file transfer protocol.

sftpis acommand-line interfaceclientprogramto transfer files using theSSH File Transfer Protocol(SFTP) as implemented by thesftp-servercommand by theOpenSSHproject, which runs inside the encryptedSecure Shellconnection.[1]

It provides an interactive interface similar to that of traditionalFTPclients.

sftpshould not be confused with running anFTP client over an SSH connection.

One implementation of sftp is part of the OpenSSH project.[1]

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