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If I have an "ssh" account does that mean I can transfer files via "sftp"?

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But the answer is probably yes. – Carl Norum May 3 '10 at 1:08
And just as a tip, remember there is rsync. It may be installed or not, but in certain situations that works a lot better/easier, so if it works, just try it. – SPRBRN Mar 26 '13 at 14:55
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Probably Yes.

It's most likely you will be able to transfer files unless the server is specially restricted.

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It would depend on the actual settings on the server but usually when ssh is enabled, so if sftp and scp which I find quicker, but you need to know where the file is located on the remote system and know exactly what it's called

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Not necessarily. With at least OpenSSH, SFTP is a separate subsystem that can be enabled or disabled as desired. You will have SCP available though.

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