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Re: What Am I Doing Wrong With cURL and SFTP?

From: Michael Newman via curl-users <>
Date: Tue, 25 Aug 2020 17:25:47 +0700

I have one more question about this.

> On Aug 24, 2020, at 14:52, Daniel Stenberg <> wrote:
> The SFTP URL here implies the root directory. If you want to put the file in your home directory you need to specify that. Possibly by using the URL "s".

If I use sftp all by itself, it seems to default to my home directory:

pi_at_raspsky:~/webcam $ sftp
Connected to
sftp> pwd
Remote working directory: /home3/mgnewman

But, if I use curl with sftp, I have to tell it to go to my home directory:

curl -u mgnewman: --pubkey ~/.ssh/ s

Why the difference?

Received on 2020-08-25