Accessing UBfs with sftp to myfiles-sftp

You can upload and download files using sftp. These directions apply to both Macintosh and Linux computers.

Uploading and Downloading

Connect to myfiles-sftp from a Terminal window or console from the command line:

sftp YourUBITName@myfiles-sftp.buffalo.edu

No characters will appear when you enter your password. The prompt sftp> will appear.

  • You will be placed in your myfiles space, to show your path enter:
    pwd
  • To upload a file, enter:
    put filename

    where filename is the name of your file.
  • To download a file to your computer, enter:
    get filename

    where filename is the name of your file.
  • To list the files in your myfiles space, enter:
    ls -al
  • To change permissions on a file, enter:
    chmod 755 public_html
Still need help?

Contact the UBIT Help Center.