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Fetch

Fetch is a graphical SFTP client that allows you to copy files to (upload) and from (download) a remote computer. Fetch can be obtained from the Academic Software website.

You can use Fetch to access your home folder in AFS from anywhere with an Internet connection.

Fetch Opening Fetch from the IRCs

  1. Click on the Applications icon on the dock.
  2. Double click on the Fetch icon.

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Logging into your home folder in AFS

  1. After starting Fetch, you will be presented with the window below. If Fetch is already running, open the File menu and select New Connection...
Fetch Setup
  1. For Host, enter sftp.reed.edu 
  2. For User ID, enter your network username, probably your last name followed by your first initial.
  3. From the Connect using list, select SFTP
  4. Click OK.
  5. When you are prompted for your password, enter your network password and click OK.

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Logging into the Courses folder in AFS

  1.  After starting Fetch, you will be presented with the window above. If Fetch is already running select New connection from the File menu
  2. For Host enter sftp.reed.edu, for username enter your username and make sure SFTP is selected.
  3. Towards the bottom of the window is a little arrow, click this arrow to reveal more options
  4. Type /afs/reed.edu/courses into the Folder box and click Connect:

Note: You must type /courses and not /Courses or this will not work!

Fetch-courses

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Logging into a remote server

  1. After starting Fetch, you will be presented with the window above. If Fetch is already running, open the File menu and select New Connection...
  2. For Host, enter the SFTP server address.
  3. If you were provided with a user name, type it in for User ID. If you are logging in anonymously, enter anonymous for User ID.
  4. From the Connect using list select SFTP.
  5. For Password, enter the password, if you have one. If you are logging in anonymously, leave Password blank.
  6. Click OK.

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Navigating Fetch

  1. After logging in, your home directory will resemble the Finder. It will display folders and files. Navigating your home directory is almost exactly the same as in the Finder.
Directory
  1. Double click on a folder (for example Innards in this case) to open it.
  2. Click on the path button at the top of the window. Select your username. You will now be back in your home directory.

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Downloading

  1. Once you have found the file(s) that you want to copy, highlight the file(s) and click on the Get button. If you are copying multiple items, hold down the shift key while dragging across adjacent items.
  2. Click OK. By default, all files are downloaded onto your desktop.
  3. Fetch is downloading only copies of the files; if you want to clean up your account, you still need to login to your account and delete them.
  4. Open the directory that you are going to be saving things to, and click on the Put Files... button.
  5. Choose the file on your Mac that you want to upload and press Return.
  6. Enter the name of the file as it will appear on the server. UNIX does not like spaces in the name of a file -- either use one word names or put another character between words (i.e. "three.word.name") -- and do not use symbols other than periods or dashes in the name.
  7. The file will be uploaded for use on the remote computer.

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Uploading

  1. After starting Fetch, you will be presented with the window above. If Fetch is already running, open the File menu and select New Connection...
  2. For Host, enter the SFTP server address.
  3. If you were provided with a user name, type it in for User ID. If you are logging in anonymously, enter anonymous for User ID.
  4. From the Connect using list select SFTP.
  5. For Password, enter the password, if you have one. If you are logging in anonymously, leave Password blank.
  6. Click OK.

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