SFTP for Sublime Text


SFTP has two primary workflows. Throughout the Usage, Features and Settings pages the following terminology is used to refer to these workflows.

  1. Server: Working off of a server
  2. Remote: Mapping a local folder to a remote folder

Certain features and settings are only applicable to one or the other. When such a feature or setting is being discussed, it will be noted if it only works for a specific workflow.

In addition to features and settings, the two workflows have certain user interface elements that are distinct.

  • Server: The File SFTP/FTP menu only controls servers. Configuration files are stored in the Packages/User/sftp_servers folder with any filename.
  • Remote: The context menu for file and folders in the side bar only works for remotes. Configuration is stored in a specially named file sftp-config.json. The folder this file is stored in will be mapped to the remote_path specified in the config.