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I am currently developing a cross-platform application (xamarin) and I am in the need of sending some files to our server using sftp. I have the windows side covered but when it comes to android, it seems all the available options are paid.

So that got me thinking, what would it take to then make my own library using C/C++? I know C++ (I may be a little rusty since I've gravitated towards C# for work), but this isn't about having to learn a new language or not.

I want a bit of a "here-is-what-you-need-to-install" list in the sense that I can then start playing around a bit and see if it would be best to just go for the paid options for android (I'd rather cover all posibilites before talking to my boss). But more than that,this is about the lack of possibilities for hobbyists when it comes to open-source,cross-platform sftp options.

So even if I don't end up doing this for work, I might just do this as a personal project.

Any insight would be greatly appreciated!

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    Why the downvote (as usual, with no comment - how are new users to learn, if you won't tell them what they do wrong (in your opinion))? There is a good question here, asking for software recommendations, even if it could have been worded better. – Mawg Sep 5 '18 at 13:13
  • So, what exactly are you asking for? An IDE? Some FOSS libraries to help? – Mawg Sep 5 '18 at 13:15
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    @Mawg The main issue here is my lack of knowledge on this subject. I actually am not sure what I am asking for. I would assume I need a different IDE since I have been unsuccessful with VS. I just found out about this FOSS website (foss4lib.org) so I am currently looking in there. I guess I just need a bit of guidance in this subject. Once I gain sufficient knowledge, I should be able to actually know what I don't know. – Wence Peraza Sep 5 '18 at 14:04
  • then it sounds, sadly, as if you may be off topic for this site, as we like you to tell us your requirements for the software which we recommend. If you do get down/close-votes, try to reword it. I don't know the subject matter, so can only suggest Google, SourceForge or GitHub. Sorry – Mawg Sep 5 '18 at 14:09

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