# 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

# Conda

conda install -r conda-forge lftp

# Ubuntu

Install using apt:

sudo apt install lftp

# Mac OS X


Installation on macOS requires Homebrew package manager (opens new window)

brew install lftp

# Usage

We recommend reading lftp manuals (opens new window), which provides extensive overview of features.

# Connecting to Kista

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

lftp sftp://kista

We recommend to use mirror command, which works similar to rsync.