Monthly Archives: June 2016

curl and sftp

For some reason curl does not come with sftp support built in some Linux distros (eg Mint). Type curl -V to see if its listed as a supported protocol. If it missing you need to download the source files from

Install the libssh development library which is libssh2-1-dev on my mint box. Un zip/tar the curl source and run from its directory



sudo make install

on the command line. When you run curl yo