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       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 á 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.

       Available options:

       --help Show summary of options.

              Show version of program.

       --     End of options (if the last occurence).


       cd directory
              Change the current directory on the remote server to directory.

       rm filespec
              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 option.

       delete Alias for rm.

       mkdir dir
              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 each command.

       ls filespec
              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.

       set [var=value]
              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

       mail   Runs the mail (1) command.

       umask [value]
              Sets or displays the remote umask.

       jobs   Prints information about currently running jobs.

       open site
              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.

       get remote-file
              Retrieve remote-file on the remote system to the local system.

       put local-file
              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 by uid.

       chgrp gid file
              Change the group ownership of file to be owned by the group represented by gid.

       lcd dir
              Change the current local directory to dir.

       lrm file
              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.

       ! command
              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 <>.


       The  lsh  suite  of  programs is distributed under the GNU General Public License; see the
       COPYING and AUTHORS files in the source distribution for details.


       The lsh program suite is written mainly by Niels Möller <>. The  lsftp
       client was written mainly by Pontus Freyhult.

       This  man-page was written for lsh 2.0 by Pontus Freyhult <>, it is based
       on a template written by J.H.M. Dassen (Ray) <>. 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 command

              info lsh

       should give you access to the complete manual.