psftp [options] [user@]host


psftp is an interactive text-based client for the SSH-based SFTP (secure file transfer) protocol.


The command-line options supported by psftp are:


Show version information and exit.


Display the fingerprints of the PuTTY PGP Master Keys and exit, to aid in verifying new files released by the PuTTY team.

-b batchfile

Use specified batchfile.


Output batchfile commands.


Don't stop batchfile processing on errors.


Show verbose messages.

-load session

Load settings from saved session.

-P port

Connect to port port.

-l user

Set remote username to user.


Disable interactive prompts.

-pw password

Set remote password to password. CAUTION: this will likely make the password visible to other users of the local machine (via commands such as `w').


Force use of SSH protocol version 1.


Force use of SSH protocol version 2.


Enable SSH compression.

-i path

Private key file for authentication.


For a list of commands available inside psftp, type help at the psftp> prompt.


For more information on psftp it's probably best to go and look at the manual on the PuTTY web page:


This man page isn't terribly complete. See the above web link for better documentation.