Specify the size of the buffer that sftp uses when transferring files. Larger buffers require fewer round trips at the cost of higher memory consumption. The default is 32768 bytes.
Batch mode reads a series of commands from an input batchfile instead of stdin. Since it lacks user interaction it should be used in conjunction with non-interactive authentication. A batchfile of '-' may be used to indicate standard input. sftp will abort if any of the following commands fail: get, put, rename, ln, rm, mkdir, chdir, ls, lchdir, chmod, chown, chgrp, lpwd and lmkdir. Termination on error can be suppressed on a command by command basis by prefixing the command with a '-' character (for example, -rm /tmp/blah*).
Enables compression (via sshs -C flag).
Specifies an alternative per-user configuration file for ssh(1). This option is directly passed to ssh(1).
Can be used to pass options to ssh in the format used in ssh_config(5). This is useful for specifying options for which there is no separate sftp command-line flag. For example, to specify an alternate port use: sftp -oPort=24. For full details of the options listed below, and their possible values, see ssh_config(5).
Connect directly to a local sftp server (rather than via ssh(1)). This option may be useful in debugging the client and server.
Specify how many requests may be outstanding at any one time. Increasing this may slightly improve file transfer speed but will increase memory usage. The default is 16 outstanding requests.
Name of the program to use for the encrypted connection. The program must understand ssh(1) options.
-s subsystem | sftp_server
Specifies the SSH2 subsystem or the path for an sftp server on the remote host. A path is useful for using sftp over protocol version 1, or when the remote sshd(8) does not have an sftp subsystem configured.
Raise logging level. This option is also passed to ssh.
Change group of file path to grp. path may contain glob(3) characters and may match multiple files. grp must be a numeric GID.
chmod mode path
Change permissions of file path to mode. path may contain glob(3) characters and may match multiple files.
chown own path
Change owner of file path to own. path may contain glob(3) characters and may match multiple files. own must be a numeric UID.
[-P] remote-path [local-path]
Retrieve the remote-path and store it on the local machine. If the local path name is not specified, it is given the same name it has on the remote machine. remote-path may contain glob(3) characters and may match multiple files. If it does and local-path is specified, then local-path must specify a directory. If the -P flag is specified, then full file permissions and access times are copied too.
Display help text.
Change local directory to path.
lls [ls-options [path]]
Display local directory listing of either path or current directory if path is not specified. ls-options may contain any flags supported by the local systems ls(1) command. path may contain glob(3) characters and may match multiple files.
Create local directory specified by path.
ln oldpath newpath
Create a symbolic link from oldpath to newpath.
Print local working directory.
Display a remote directory listing of either path or the current directory if path is not specified. path may contain glob(3) characters and may match multiple files.
The following flags are recognized and alter the behaviour of ls accordingly:
Produce single columnar output.
List files beginning with a dot ('.').
Do not sort the listing. The default sort order is lexicographical.
Display additional details including permissions and ownership information.
Produce a long listing with user and group information presented numerically.
Reverse the sort order of the listing.
Sort the listing by file size.
Sort the listing by last modification time.
Set local umask to umask.
Create remote directory specified by path.
Toggle display of progress meter.
[-P] local-path [remote-path]
Upload local-path and store it on the remote machine. If the remote path name is not specified, it is given the same name it has on the local machine. local-path may contain glob(3) characters and may match multiple files. If it does and remote-path is specified, then remote-path must specify a directory. If the -P flag is specified, then the files full permission and access time are copied too.