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File transfer program

This is a candidate for deletion: Links broken. From maintainer "Indeed, I think it is time to retire SFT from the FSF directory, it is unmaintained and probably obsolete". Poppy-one (talk) 11:40, 30 July 2018 (EDT)


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.



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Janet Casey

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9 July 2003

Leaders and contributors

Nicolas Benoit Maintainer

Resources and communication

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Bug Tracking,Developer,SupportE-mailmailto:nbenoit@tuxfamily.org

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