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09 Jan 2008 SFTP in batch mode

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This post describes how you use sftp in batch mode. If you don’t want to type in your password read my SSH without a password post.Create a file named myCommands.sftp that contains the commands you want to run. My file looks like this

# Change to your desired directory locallylcd /data/Hattori# Change to the desired directory on the remote servercd /backup# Transfer all remote files locallyget *# We're done with this sessionbye

Next you run the sftp session

sftp -b myCommands.sftp

That should be all that is necessary to download your files from the remote server.This example could easily have been extended with a crontab entry.

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