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List Remote Files

Automation Workshop includes the List Remote Files Action, a no-code tool for creating filtered and preformatted lists of files and directories of a remote server. The resulting file lists are very useful for batch processing of many files and folders in the subsequent Actions.

Features & highlights

  • Create a list of files and folders for a directory on a remote server.
  • Filter the file list based on file name or file type.
  • Sort the file list based on file names, extensions, path, size, or file modification timestamp.
  • Exclude files that are smaller or bigger than a certain limit.
  • Include files that are modified on a specific date range, e.g., before some date, after some date, or in between two dates.
  • Filter files based on owner, group, or permission information.

Usage examples


  • Files · List all or specific files in a remote server directory.
  • Sort · Sort file list by file name, type, path, size, or other criteria.
  • Size · Exclude files that are smaller or larger than a certain limit.
  • Exclude · Include and exclude files based on their date and time.
  • Permissions · Include and exclude files based on their permissions.
  • Advanced · Add prefixes and suffixes to filenames in the list.
  • Options · Choose to list files or folders and whether to process subfolders.


  • Dynamic variables & Events of the List Remote Files.
  • Variable Wizard and dynamic values of all the File & Folder Actions for local and network drives, and remote FTP, SFTP, WebDAV, Amazon S3, Google Cloud Storage, and DigitalOcean Spaces servers.
  • A file list on a Windows network or local machine can be obtained by using the List Files Action.
  • Streamline automation processes by connecting Triggers and Actions using Variable Wizard.


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