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CONCHFTP(1) General Commands Manual CONCHFTP(1)


conchftpConch command-line SFTP client


conchftp [-B buffer_size] [-b command_file] [-R num_requests] [-s subsystem]


conchftp is a client for logging into a remote machine and executing commands to send and receive file information. It can wrap a number of file transfer subsystems

The options are as follows:

Specifies the default size of the buffer to use for sending and receiving. (Default value: 32768 bytes.)
File to read commands from, '-' for stdin. (Default value: interactive/stdin.)
Number of requests to make before waiting for a reply.
Subsystem/server program to connect to.

The following commands are recognised by conchftp:

Change the remote directory to 'path'.
gid path
Change the gid of 'path' to 'gid'.
mode path
Change mode of 'path' to 'mode'.
uid path
Change uid of 'path' to 'uid'.
Disconnect from the server.
remote-path [local-path]
Get remote file and optionally store it at specified local path.
Get a list of available commands.
Change local directory to 'path'.
[ls-options [path]]
Display local directory listing.
Create local directory.
linkpath targetpath
Symlink remote file.
Print the local working directory.
[-l [path]]
Display remote directory listing.
Create remote directory.
Toggle progress bar.
local-path [remote-path]
Transfer local file to remote location
Print the remote working directory.
Disconnect from the server.
oldpath newpath
Rename remote file.
Remove remote directory.
Remove remote file.
Print the SFTP version.
Synonym for 'help'.


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October 8, 2005 Debian