# Lftp

Lftp (opens new window) is a file transfer program that allows sophisticated ftp, http and other connections to other hosts. If site is specified then lftp will connect to that site otherwise a connection has to be established with the open command.


Lftp can be used as an alternative to sftp when transfering files in and out of Kista.

# Installation

# Install Lftp in your lab

Log into your lab machine and run one of the following codes to install Lftp:

# Conda

conda install -r conda-forge lftp

# Apt

sudo apt install lftp

# Install Lftp in your local computer

OS X / MacOS
brew install lftp

Note that the code above requires Homebrew package manager (opens new window).

sudo apt install lftp

# Usage

We recommend that you read the Lftp manuals (opens new window) to get yourself up and running. The guides provides and extensive overview of Lftp features.

# Connecting to Kista

To connect to your kista over Lftp you will need to prepend the alias with sftp://, example:

lftp sftp://kista

We recommend to use mirror command which works similar to rsyncfor larger transfers.

Last Updated: 4/25/2024