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File transfer for Linux

There are numerous file transfer programmes for Linux users. Here is a brief introduction to the shell command SFTP.

Step 1

To connect to the server, write:

  • «sftp username@servername», e.g.: sftp
  • Find your file server ( – administration of IT user account)

Step 2

You will be asked to approve the key: RSA key fingerprint.

  • Are you sure you want to continue connecting (yes/no)?
  • Type: Yes
  • Press Enter to approve the RSA key. You will only be asked to do this the first time you log on to a server.

Step 3

Enter the password

  • Password : <enter HiOA password> . The same password you use when you log on to your employee or student computer.
  • Press Enter

Step 4

You may now use the regular shell commands to navigate on the home directory and to move files.

  • Use the command Get to download files.
  • Use the command Put to upload files.
  • For more information, type sftp in a terminal window.

See also

Connect to file server for Windows

Connect to file server for Mac OS

Contact User support IT (BIT)

Is it not working for you? Contact BIT by phone (6723)5555  or by e-mail