Net::SFTP is a pure-Ruby implementation of the SFTP protocol (specifically, versions 1 through 6 of the SFTP protocol). Note that this is the “Secure File Transfer Protocol”, typically run over an SSH connection, and has nothing to do with the FTP protocol.
Transfer files or even entire directory trees to or from a remote host via SFTP
Completely supports all six protocol versions
Asynchronous and synchronous operation
Read and write files using an IO-like interface
In a nutshell:
require 'net/sftp' Net::SFTP.start('host', 'username', :password => 'password') do |sftp| # upload a file or directory to the remote host sftp.upload!("/path/to/local", "/path/to/remote") # download a file or directory from the remote host sftp.download!("/path/to/remote", "/path/to/local") # grab data off the remote host directly to a buffer data = sftp.download!("/path/to/remote") # open and write to a pseudo-IO for a remote file sftp.file.open("/path/to/remote", "w") do |f| f.puts "Hello, world!\n" end # open and read from a pseudo-IO for a remote file sftp.file.open("/path/to/remote", "r") do |f| puts f.gets end # create a directory sftp.mkdir! "/path/to/directory" # list the entries in a directory sftp.dir.foreach("/path/to/directory") do |entry| puts entry.longname end end
For the full documentation, start with Net::SFTP::Session. Also see Net::SFTP::Operations::Upload, Net::SFTP::Operations::Download, Net::SFTP::Operations::FileFactory, Net::SFTP::Operations::File, and Net::SFTP::Operations::Dir.
If you wish to run the tests, you'll need:
Echoe (if you want to use the Rakefile)
gem install net-sftp (might need sudo privileges)
Or, if you prefer to do it the hard way (sans Rubygems):
tar xzf net-ssh-*.tgz
ruby setup.rb config
ruby setup.rb install (might need sudo privileges)
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