WinSCP

Hi,

I do not run FTP on my server and use WinSCP running on Windows XP Pro to access the server as needed.

I have just installed Ubuntu on a second computer of mine and wondered if there was a Linux program available that would allow me to access my server similar to WinSCP

Cheers

Martin

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I don't know if Gnome has anything similar, but in KDE you can simply enter a fish:// URL into a browser, and it looks and feels like part of your filesystem.

Same with ftp://, audiocd://, and a lot of others.

@Xan:

I don't know if Gnome has anything similar, but in KDE you can simply enter a fish:// URL into a browser, and it looks and feels like part of your filesystem.

Same with ftp://, audiocd://, and a lot of others.

Thanks for that, will give it a try.

Cheers

Martin

@silly questions:

I have just installed Ubuntu on a second computer of mine and wondered if there was a Linux program available that would allow me to access my server similar to WinSCP

Midnight Commander (apt-get install mc) can also use FISH, the syntax is:

cd /#sh:[email protected]

This comes in handy once in a while.

James

If you are running Gnome (which unless you're running Kubuntu, you likely are), you can take advantage of it's VFS support. Simply select the "Connect to Server…" option from the "Places" (I think) menu item on your panel, fill out the details, and it mounts it like it's a local drive.

You can also use "scp" or "sftp" from the terminal if you want a non gui version.

I went for the VFS approach in the end as this did what I wanted and felt the most comfortable.

Thanks to all for taking time to reply.

Cheers

Martin

I know you've got this sorted the way you like, but I thought it worth adding that sshfs will mount a remote filesystem on your local directory tree through ssh.

So you do something like:

sshfs [email protected]:/home/bernie ~/mylinode

Then all the files from your home directory on your linode are there on ~/mylinode

I like this for publishing stuff on my linode from home. Just save to a 'local' file and it's there.

@bernied:

… sshfs will mount a remote filesystem on your local directory tree through ssh.

Well, my life just got a little easier. Thanks for the tip.

James

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