Secure Shell (SSH) Client for R

Connect to a remote server over SSH to transfer files via SCP, setup a secure tunnel, or run a command or script on the host while streaming stdout and stderr directly to the client.



  • Windows/Mac: update libssh to 0.8.3
  • Fix GCC 8 compiler warnings
  • Don't use deprecated function on libssh 0.8+


  • Initial release

Reference manual

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0.3 by Jeroen Ooms, 4 months ago

Browse source code at

Authors: Jeroen Ooms [aut, cre]

Documentation:   PDF Manual  

MIT + file LICENSE license

Imports getPass

Suggests knitr, rmarkdown, spelling, sys, testthat, mongolite

System requirements: libssh (the original, not libssh2)

Imported by qsub.

See at CRAN