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Move files between folder in SFTP Server using Bash Script.


I would like to move files from one folder to another in the SFTP server using the Bash Script component.

Can anyone help me with that?

Thank you

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Matillion Agent  

Damian Chan —

Hello Rishabh,

Is there a specific reason why you would need to use a Bash Script component? The reason why I’m asking is that we have a component which will make the process much easier for you; Data Transfer Component. See the link below for more information.

Best Regards,

Rishabh Goswami —

Hello Damian,

Yes, I am aware of this component which copies(not moves permanently) the file from one folder to another.

However, I need to permanently delete the file from the SFTP input folder once it has been copied to the destination folder which the component does not ´provide.

If you could help me with some know-hows , it would be great.

Thanks a ton,

Matillion Agent  

Paul Johnson —

Hi Rishabh,
You can use a bash component with the curl command to interact with your sftp server an example is like this

curl sftp://ipaddress:port -u username:password -Q 'rm file.txt' --insecure

The -Q sends a quoted command to the sftp server. —insecure is used if i don’t have a key in the known hosts folder, be aware this is not a secure protocol I have added it so that “it works” for now.


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