psftp man page

psftp — interactive SFTP (secure file transfer protocol) client

Synopsis

psftp [options] [user@]host

Description

psftp is an interactive text-based client for the SSH-based SFTP (secure file transfer) protocol.

Options

The command-line options supported by psftp are:

-V

Show version information and exit.

-pgpfp

Display the fingerprints of the PuTTY PGP Master Keys and exit, to aid in verifying new files released by the PuTTY team.

-b batchfile

Use specified batchfile.

-bc

Output batchfile commands.

-be

Don't stop batchfile processing on errors.

-v

Show verbose messages.

-load session

Load settings from saved session.

-P port

Connect to port port.

-proxycmd command

Instead of making a TCP connection, use command as a proxy; network traffic will be redirected to the standard input and output of command. command must be a single word, so is likely to need quoting by the shell.

The special strings %host and %port in command will be replaced by the hostname and port number you want to connect to; to get a literal % sign, enter %%.

Backslash escapes are also supported, such as sequences like \n being replaced by a literal newline; to get a literal backslash, enter \\. (Further escaping may be required by the shell.)

(See the main PuTTY manual for full details of the supported %- and backslash-delimited tokens, although most of them are probably not very useful in this context.)

-l user

Set remote username to user.

-batch

Disable interactive prompts.

-pw password

Set remote password to password. CAUTION: this will likely make the password visible to other users of the local machine (via commands such as `w').

-1

Force use of SSH protocol version 1.

-2

Force use of SSH protocol version 2.

-4, -6

Force use of IPv4 or IPv6 for network connections.

-C

Enable SSH compression.

-i keyfile

Private key file for user authentication. For SSH-2 keys, this key file must be in PuTTY's PPK format, not OpenSSH's format or anyone else's.

If you are using an authentication agent, you can also specify a public key here (in RFC 4716 or OpenSSH format), to identify which of the agent's keys to use.

-noagent

Don't try to use an authentication agent.

-agent

Allow use of an authentication agent. (This option is only necessary to override a setting in a saved session.)

-hostkey key

Specify an acceptable host public key. This option may be specified multiple times; each key can be either a fingerprint (99:aa:bb:...) or a base64-encoded blob in OpenSSH's one-line format.

Specifying this option overrides automated host key management; only the key(s) specified on the command-line will be accepted (unless a saved session also overrides host keys, in which case those will be added to), and the host key cache will not be written.

-sshlog logfile
-sshrawlog logfile

These options make psftp log protocol details to a file. (Some of these may be sensitive, although by default an effort is made to suppress obvious passwords.)

-sshlog logs decoded SSH packets and other events (those that -v would print). -sshrawlog additionally logs the raw encrypted packet data.

Commands

For a list of commands available inside psftp, type help at the psftp> prompt.

More Information

For more information on psftp it's probably best to go and look at the manual on the PuTTY web page:

http://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~sgtatham/putty/

Bugs

This man page isn't terribly complete. See the above web link for better documentation.

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