Reaching Others University at Buffalo - The State University of New York
Skip to Content

Connecting with sftp

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

Uploading and Downloading

Connect to UBUnix from a Terminal window or console from the command line:

sftp YourUBITName@ubunix.buffalo.edu

No characters will appear when you enter your password. The prompt sftp> will appear. Navigate to your files by typing:

cd /ubfs/myfiles/1st_letter_UBITName/2nd_letter_UBITName/UBITName

where 1st_letter__UBITName and 2nd_letter_UBITName are the first and second letters of your UBITName and UBITName is your UBITName.

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.

Did This Page Answer Your Question?

(Required)
 
Email, UBITName or phone number
(Required)
Enter the letters or numbers you see below in the space provided. Click "Get a new challenge" if they are not readable.