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I have a server which I can't modify/install anything on that. the only way that server gives me is to use sftp protocol to connect to the server and modify the files. I have access to the server using a key and a user name. these are tested and are working when I use the FileZilla client. Now I want to push to my server using tortoiseGIT or command line, but I can't find any option for using the sftp protocol on tortoiseGit. is it at all possible?

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Please more details. What kind of server? Windows, Unix, Linux, ...? – vonbrand Jan 23 '13 at 18:00

Set the remote URL in TortoiseGit as follows:


Of course replace <username>, <server-address> and <repository-folder> with their corresponding values.

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what does it has to do with what he asked? – vsync Feb 26 '15 at 15:22
@vsync - The OP wanted to use TortoiseGIT to push to a server to which he has sftp access. Setting the remote URL in TortoiseGit like I suggested allows him to do exactly that. – Joe Feb 27 '15 at 10:49
ho, now I understand what he wanted.. I thought it was something I am after. maybe you would know.. – vsync Feb 27 '15 at 17:36

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