On this documentation page:
Provides access to the files on an SFTP server (that is, an SSH or SCP server).
sftp://[ username[: password]@] hostname[: port][ absolute-path]
The default is actually that the path is relative from the user's home directory. This can be changed by running:
I suggest changing the documentation to say [ relative-path ] and adding a note about absolute paths (but I'm not sure how to make it fit the style of this page).