SFTP: Upload and download files from command line

Submitted by Peter Majmesku on Mon, 08/29/2016 - 20:32

Download one file:

sftp user@host:/path/to/file.txt localfile.txt

Upload one file:

scp localfile.zip user@host:/my/folder/

Upload entire folder:

scp -r myFancyFolder user@host:/my/folder/

Download entire remote folder into current folder on host machine:

scp -r user@host:/var/www/mysite/themes/mytheme/ .

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