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SFT (Simple File Transfer) is a file transfer program, a bit like rcp. It is designed to simplify file transfers from one computer to an another when they are connected to the Internet. The person receiving the file has to run the program in server mode (-s), while the sender of the file has to run the program in client mode (-c), specifying the destination host IP and the file names. File integrity is checked by using checksums. Server options include -k (keeps the server running after sessions), -d (+ path- lets you choose the reception directory), and -l (+ number- limits the number of incoming bytes). For the client, -d + path lets you choose the program's working directory.


Download version 0.4.14 (stable)
released on 29 March 2004



LicenseVerified byVerified onNotes
GPLJanet Casey9 July 2003

Leaders and contributors

Nicolas Benoit Maintainer

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This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 1 July 2004.


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