Mark Wilbur Mark Wilbur - 10 months ago 62
Python Question

SFTP in Python? (platform independent)

I'm working on a simple tool that transfers files to a hard-coded location with the password also hard-coded. I'm a python novice, but thanks to ftplib, it was easy:

import ftplib

info= ('someuser', 'password') #hard-coded

def putfile(file, site, dir, user=(), verbose=True):
upload a file by ftp to a site/directory
login hard-coded, binary transfer
if verbose: print 'Uploading', file
local = open(file, 'rb')
remote = ftplib.FTP(site)
remote.storbinary('STOR ' + file, local, 1024)
if verbose: print 'Upload done.'

if __name__ == '__main__':
site = '' #hard-coded
dir = './uploads/' #hard-coded
import sys, getpass
putfile(sys.argv[1], site, dir, user=info)

The problem is that I can't find any library that supports sFTP. What's the normal way to do something like this securely?

Edit: Thanks to the answers here, I've gotten it working with Paramiko and this was the syntax.

import paramiko

host = "" #hard-coded
port = 22
transport = paramiko.Transport((host, port))

password = "THEPASSWORD" #hard-coded
username = "THEUSERNAME" #hard-coded
transport.connect(username = username, password = password)

sftp = paramiko.SFTPClient.from_transport(transport)

import sys
path = './THETARGETDIRECTORY/' + sys.argv[1] #hard-coded
localpath = sys.argv[1]
sftp.put(localpath, path)

print 'Upload done.'

Thanks again!

Answer Source

Paramiko supports SFTP. I've used it, and I've used Twisted. Both have their place, but you might find it easier to start with Paramiko.