How to Transfer Files over SFTP in Python
In this article, you will learn how to transfer files over SFTP in Python.
Transfer files over SFTP
To transfer files over SFTP in Python, you can use the paramiko module, which provides an implementation of the SSHv2 protocol. Here’s an example code snippet:
import paramiko # create an SSH client object ssh = paramiko.SSHClient() # automatically add the host key ssh.set_missing_host_key_policy(paramiko.AutoAddPolicy()) # connect to the SFTP server ssh.connect('hostname', username='username', password='password') # create an SFTP client object sftp = ssh.open_sftp() # transfer the file from the local machine to the remote server sftp.put('local_file_path', 'remote_file_path') # close the SFTP client and the SSH connection sftp.close() ssh.close()
In this example, you’ll need to replace hostname, username, and password with the appropriate values for your SFTP server. You’ll also need to replace local_file_path with the path to the file you want to transfer from the local machine and remote_file_path with the path to the file you want to transfer to on the remote server.
You can also transfer files in the other direction by using the get() method instead of put().