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Are there any applications out there like Putty with a Windows UI, like I can explore files, upload and edit without having to type in Unix commands, pure UI?

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Am I correct to assume that you need to run this on a Unix OS? –  Randolf Richardson Aug 15 '11 at 22:48
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WinSCP

WinSCP is an open source free SFTP client, SCP client, FTPS client and FTP client for Windows. Its main function is file transfer between a local and a remote computer. Beyond this, WinSCP offers scripting and basic file manager functionality.

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WinSCP is good enough that sometimes I long for a unix version of it –  Earlz Aug 15 '11 at 22:05
    
@Randolf Richardson I think that the 'Unix' tag was only referring to Unix commands. I believe that he is using Windows, but let's wait for an answer.. –  nmat Aug 15 '11 at 23:22
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"with a windows UI" will be good enough. –  grawity Aug 15 '11 at 23:27
    
@Earlz: sshfs, and the SFTP support in GNOME and KDE. –  grawity Aug 15 '11 at 23:29
    
it is a Unix server that I am connecting to and need to upload, download and modify files there. I am looking for a Windows UI that help me doing all that without a need to learn all these UNIX commands. –  hany Aug 16 '11 at 16:41
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If you're using a Unix/Linux Operating System (your Question didn't indicate which OS you're using), then this answer applies (I've also provided a separate answer in case you need this for a Windows OS).

By "like putty" I assume you mean a text-mode interface. If that's the case, then this application may work quite well for you (especially if you're already familiar with FAR Manager and/or Norton Commander):

  Midnight Commander (free and open source)
  http://www.midnight-commander.org/

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If you're using the Windows Operating System (your Question didn't indicate which OS you're using), then this answer applies (I've also provided a separate answer in case you need this for a Unix/Linux OS).

By "like putty" I assume you mean a text-mode interface. If that's the case, then this application may work quite well for you (especially if you're already familiar with Midnight Commander and/or Norton Commander):

  FAR Manager (free and open-source)
  http://www.farmanager.com/

This is a native Windows application that utilizes text mode. It is available as a native 32-bit or native 64-bit application.

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You can also get a WinSCP plug-in for the FAR Manager that will let you access a Unix/Linux system via SFTP/SCP very much like you'd access FTP or a local hard drive: winscp.net/eng/docs/far –  Randolf Richardson Aug 19 '11 at 14:08
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