Where are my files with sftp?


#1

Hello,

I am new to using dreamhost and have some questions about using sftp. I had been using ftp and then came to realize that I should be using sftp. I switched to sftp, then changed to sftp in Aptana and now there are a ton of folders that are available to me. What folder path holds the actual files that I have been working in and the domains I have? I can just change where Aptana browses from, but I need to know where my files are.

Any help on this would be wonderful.

Regards,

harbe01


#2

Just keep moving up until you reach your home directory which contains all your domains e.g. ‘example.com’, as well as the ‘logs’ and ‘Maildir’ folders.

Regards


#3

That’s confusing because the path to home directory is /home/USER/ where USER is replaced with the ftp/shell username. The path to a domains would be /home/USER/DOMAIN.COM/ where USER and DOMAIN.COM are replaced by the user name and actual domain name.


#4

I looked in the home file and there is nothing there. There are a total of 27 folders (many of which have a list of sub folders just a long). Usr folder didn’t seem to have what I am looking for.

If it helps the first few folders are
bin
boot
cdrom
cgroups
(insert many more folders here)
tmp
usr
var

When I set up the connection as ftp this isn’t an issue. Is there something I’m missing?

Thanks for any help.

harbe01


#5

Seems like you are in the server root, try go to home/your username…


#6

I have the same problem, but when using Notepad++ with its NppFTP plugin.
When connecting to my domain, I have “password authentication” checked. FTP works fine connecting to my home directory and its nested domain name folders. However, If I just switch it to SFTP mode, the connection then displays the Unix directory instead (BIN,BOOT, DEV, ETC…). Nothing is in the HOME folder. I did a chat with DH and they could not understand this issue!

NOTE: In Filezilla, if I log into ftp://mydomain.com I get the expected list of domain subfolders displayed. If I log into sftp://mydomain.com I get the same thing, which implies to me that it’s working correctly. Just have problems with Notepad++ and other ftp products.