How come my local working directory is the same as my remote working directory? Trying to use SFTP.

Posted August 11, 2015 4.1k views
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I’m trying to figure out how to use SFTP to transfer files. I’m trying to find the files I want to upload. Every time I try pwd and** lpwd** to view my remote and local working directories respectively, both commands produce the same directories. From what I understand, they should not be the same. From my local directory, I expect to be able to access my C: drive where I saved my files for uploading into the digital ocean remote server but I can’t seem to find the files I want to upload.


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You might want to try Cyberduck which is a free, cross-platform GUI SFTP client.

I would love an answer to this…I’m having the same issue.