List Remote Files

Automation Workshop includes the List Remote Files Action, a comprehensive tool for creating filtered and preformatted lists of files and directories on a remote server. Created file and folder lists are very useful for batch processing of many files and folders in the following Actions.

Features & highlights

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

Usage examples

  • List files on FTP, SFTP, or FTPS servers on schedule, and send the list by email.
  • Watch a remote WebDAV server for directory changes and list the remote directory.
  • List an Amazon S3 bucket, loop through the file list, and compute checksum on each file.
  • Add a prefix or suffix to filenames to create lists that are easy to use with batch files, scripts or documents.


  • 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.



Automation Workshop includes many more awesome Triggers and numerous Actions to aid you automate any repetitive computer or business task by providing state-of-the-art GUI tools.

Automated trigger · FTP Watcher
FTP Watcher
Automate action · Print File
Print File

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