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retriving file from unix server

sujeet mishra

Joined: Oct 01, 2009
Posts: 1
Hi ,

I need to develop an application which searches some contents say a particular in the file placed at a location in unix server and displays it on my local machine(in windows).

I need to know how we can connect to the unix server.

Right now I use filezila to connect to the server and download the file.

Inputs for file zila is host name is like sftp://.... , username, pwd and port: 22

Please guide me how to do the same through java code. I work on diff app. dont know java much.

It will be great if I can get any sample code which can guide me further.

Ulf Dittmer

Joined: Mar 22, 2005
Posts: 41034
If SFTP (which is FTP over an SSH connection) is the only option to access the server, then you'll need a library that implements it. Read this to get started:

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Campbell Ritchie

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