lsftp - Client for the sftp subsystem
lsftp [OPTION]... [-- [COMMAND]...]
lsftp is a program that connects to a remote sftp server, and can be
used to upload download files a la FTP. When invoked with no command
arguments, lsftp enters interactive mode, much like ftp (1) (although
with a more feature rich interface, providing tab completion, recursive
up and downloads and more). However, when the -- argument and
subsequent commands are passed to lsftp, lsftp simply executes those
commands and exits.
Anything (except the special options --, --help and --version ) before
the last (if any) -- is handled as options, meaning lsftp passes them
directly to the transport program. If you want to pass -- to the
transport program, you must give an extra -- to make sure it's not
handled as end of options, e.g.
lsftp OPTIONS -- MORE OPTIONS --
to enter interactive mode or
lsftp -l OTPIONS -- MORE OPTIONS -- ls
to perform the ls command.
--help Show summary of options.
Show version of program.
-- End of options (if the last occurence).
Change the current directory on the remote server to directory.
Removes files or directories. To delete directories, the -r
option needs to be specified. The rm command doesn't accept
wildcards by default, to enable these you must specify the -g
delete Alias for rm.
Make directory dir.
about Display information about lsftp.
help Displays a list of commands.
? Alias for help.
Displays the list of commands with detailed information about
List remote files and folders.
list Alias for ls.
dir (Another) Alias for ls.
pwd Print the current working directory.
quit Quit lsftp.
exit Quit lsftp.
Sets or shows variables. Without an argument, set displays the
current variable state. With a var=value argument, set sets the
appropriate variable in the environment.
mail Runs the mail (1) command.
Sets or displays the remote umask.
jobs Prints information about currently running jobs.
Open a sftp connection to site.
close Close the current connection.
mv old-filename new-filename
Rename file old-filename to new-filename.
rename Alias for mv.
ln file link
Make link a symlink to file.
Retrieve remote-file on the remote system to the local system.
Send local-file on the local system to the remote system.
chown uid file
Change the ownership of file to be owned by the user represented
chgrp gid file
Change the group ownership of file to be owned by the group
represented by gid.
Change the current local directory to dir.
Remove file from the local system.
Alias for lrm.
lls List files on the local system.
llist Alias for lls.
lpwd Print the current local working directory.
Executes command in a shell on the local system.
The program to use for the SSH tunnel. If the variable is not
set, lsftp defaults to using lshg.
may be used to specify default options to be parsed before and
after the command line options, making it possible to provide
default transport options as well as commands if desired.
Report bugs to <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
The lsh suite of programs is distributed under the GNU General Public
License; see the COPYING and AUTHORS files in the source distribution
The lsh program suite is written mainly by Niels Moller
<email@example.com>. The lsftp client was written mainly by Pontus
This man-page was written for lsh 2.0 by Pontus Freyhult
<firstname.lastname@example.org>, it is based on a template written by J.H.M. Dassen
(Ray) <jdassen@wi.LeidenUniv.nl>. Most of the text was taken from the
man page provided for the Debian GNU/Linux system by Timshel Knoll
lsftp(1), lshd(8), sftp(1), sftp-server(8)
The full documentation for lsh is maintained as a Texinfo manual. If
the info and lsh programs are properly installed at your site, the
should give you access to the complete manual.