Setting up Sublime Text's FTPSync

  • Posted February 6, 2014

Has anyone here set up the FTPSync plugin for Sublime Text to work with their DigitalOcean server?

I’ve tried and I can’t seem to get it working. Here’s what I did:

  • Right clicked my folder in Sublime, FTPSync > Set up FTPSync in this folder
  • Edited my settings file to the following:

<pre> { “default”: { “host”: “”, “username”: “my_username”, “password”: “my_password”, “path”: “/var/www/my_site/”,

	"upload_on_save": true

} </pre>

And it still doesn’t work. Anyone got any suggestions?


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after quiet a battle and a lot of help from crazydc and NoxArt at GitHub I’ve successfully set up FTPSync to work.

You need to match the FTP user and the owner of the files and folders you’re attempting to sync. So if your FTP user is root, it should also be the owner of the files and folder you’ll be working with.

I just use a default configuration:

    "primary": {
        "host": "",
        "username": "root",
        "password": "password",
        "path": "/home/something",

        "upload_on_save": true

meant to say hope it helps

This was the setup I used for my config...maybe you were having dns issues. I know I had a trailing slash on my address the was hanging me up. 

<br> <br> Be that as it may, I can verify that I have Sublime Text 3 using the sftp plugin to map to my Digital Ocean server…hope <br> <br>{ <br> // The tab key will cycle through the settings when first created <br> // Visit for help <br>
<br> // sftp, ftp or ftps <br> “type”: “sftp”, <br> <br> “save_before_upload”: true, <br> “upload_on_save”: true, <br> “sync_down_on_open”: false, <br> “sync_skip_deletes”: false, <br> “sync_same_age”: true, <br> “confirm_downloads”: false, <br> “confirm_sync”: true,
<br> “confirm_overwrite_newer”: false, <br>
<br> “host”: “”, <br> “user”: “root”, <br> “password”: “my password”, <br> //“port”: “22”, <br>
<br> “remote_path”: “/var/www/”, <br> “ignore_regexes”: [ <br> “\.sublime-(project|workspace)”, “sftp-config(-alt\d?)?\.json”, <br> “sftp-settings\.json”, “/venv/”, “\.svn/”, “\.hg/”, “\.git/”, <br> “\.bzr”, “_darcs”, “CVS”, “\.DS_Store”, “Thumbs\.db”, “desktop\.ini” <br> ], <br> //“file_permissions”: “664”, <br> //“dir_permissions”: “775”, <br>
<br> //“extra_list_connections”: 0, <br> <br> “connect_timeout”: 30, <br> //“keepalive”: 120, <br> //“ftp_passive_mode”: true, <br> //“ftp_obey_passive_host”: false, <br> //“ssh_key_file”: “~/.ssh/id_rsa”, <br> //“sftp_flags”: [“-F”, “/path/to/ssh_config”], <br>
<br> //“preserve_modification_times”: false, <br> //“remote_time_offset_in_hours”: 0, <br> //“remote_encoding”: “utf-8”, <br> //“remote_locale”: “C”, <br> //“allow_config_upload”: false, <br>}

Does it output any errors?

I should also mention that the SFTP plugin isn’t working either.