You can change directories in Paramiko by executing a shell command that changes the current working directory, such as cd or chdir. You can do this by opening a new channel using paramiko.Channel and then executing the shell command using the exec_command method of the channel object.
Here’s an example of how you can change to the /tmp directory using Paramiko:
import paramiko # Create an SSH client ssh = paramiko.SSHClient() # Connect to the remote server ssh.connect('hostname', username='user', password='pass') # Open a new channel channel = ssh.get_transport().open_session() # Start a shell on the channel channel.get_pty() channel.invoke_shell() # Execute the `cd` command to change to the `/tmp` directory channel.exec_command('cd /tmp') # Close the channel channel.close() # Close the SSH client ssh.close()
In this example, we create an SSH client and connect to the remote server using the connect method of the paramiko.SSHClient object. Then we open a new channel using the open_session method of the transport object returned by get_transport. We start a shell on the channel using the invoke_shell method and execute the cd command to change to the /tmp directory using the exec_command method. Finally, we close the channel and the SSH client.