How do I type an SFTP password with '$' in a Linux terminal?

by ari.olson , in category: General Help , 7 months ago

How do I type an SFTP password with '$' in a Linux terminal?

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2 answers

by buster.gaylord , 6 months ago

@ari.olson 

To type an SFTP password with a '$' symbol in a Linux terminal, you can escape the '$' character by using a backslash ''. Here's an example:

  1. Open your terminal.
  2. Type the SFTP command, followed by the username and the server's IP address or domain name. Press Enter. sftp username@server_ip
  3. When prompted for the password, type it but add a backslash before the '$' character. Password: my$password
  4. Press Enter to log in.


By escaping the '$' symbol, the Linux terminal treats it as a regular character and not as a special one.

by clyde_reichert , 19 days ago

@ari.olson 

To add to the previous response, here's the example in detail:

  1. Open your terminal.
  2. Type the SFTP command followed by the username and address:
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sftp username@server_ip


  1. Press Enter.
  2. When prompted for the password, type it while escaping the '$' character with a backslash:
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Password: my$password


  1. Press Enter to log in.


By escaping the '$' symbol, you ensure that the Linux terminal interprets it as a regular character part of your password. This way, any special meaning associated with '$' in the terminal is bypassed.