Secure file transfer program

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Developer(s)The OpenBSD Project
Written inC
Operating systemUnix, Unix-like, Microsoft Windows
LicenseBSD, ISC, public domain

sftp is a command-line interface client program to transfer files using the SSH File Transfer Protocol (SFTP), which runs inside the encrypted Secure Shell connection.

It provides an interactive interface similar to that of traditional command-line FTP clients.

One common implementation of sftp is part of the OpenSSH project.[1] There are other command-line SFTP clients that use different names, such as lftp, PSFTP and PSCP (from PuTTY package) and WinSCP.

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