How to switch between sftp and Terminal shell


switch between sftp and Terminal shell

If you are on the sftp> prompt and want to check out something on your Terminal shell from which you logged into SFTP you can do that by using the command ! on the sftp> prompt.

Just type ! on sftp> prompt and I am taken back to my Zsh shell on the macOS, I can do whatever i want to do on the Zsh shell (check files, dir locations, execute script, etc) and when I want to return to the sftp> just type bye

Example: ! and bye to swtich between sftp> and shell

sftp> pwd
Remote working directory: /
sftp> ls 
pub          readme.txt   
sftp> !
.zshenv Startup file read...
Restored session: Sun Apr  3 15:11:58 UTC 2022
% pwd
/Users/code2care
% cd ..
% cd ~/Desktop 
% mkdir myDir
% bye

Saving session...
...saving history...truncating history files...
...completed.
sftp> pwd   	
Remote working directory: /
sftp> ls
pub          readme.txt   
sftp> get readme.txt .
Fetching /readme.txt to ./readme.txt
/readme.txt                                                                        100%  405     0.7KB/s   00:00    
sftp> 
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