This document describes how to provide meta-data support for a specific file type. It is presented as an example based tutorial. In this context, meta-data is information in the file that describes the file itself. For example, typical meta-data for an image is the number of pixels in the image. This document is matched to Qt 3.3 and KDE 3.2.
Providing file meta-data support with KFile plugins
2004-05-11 KDE 4 Comments
Does anyone know if KIOSlave supports SFTP?
I would suppose it does, given the fact that you can open an SFTP connection in Konqueror. (For some reason they use fish:// as the protocol name, as in “fish://username@servername”)
It’s not the question “if KIOslave supports SFTP” but if there is a SFTP KIOslave, and yes.
If you want to use sftp, use a sftp:// URL.
Fish works by opening a shell connection (usually ssh, but could be rsh) and piping stuff to/from a small script on the remote side.
To verify this is so, configure your sshd to disable sftp, fish will still work, sftp won’t.
They are even implemented on different kioslaves.