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Is there anything like an FTP program available that will allow me more control over file management on my Linux box?

I'd like to be able to do things like create archives and unzip archives. At the moment, I'm creating zip files of sites made on my Windows machine, transferring the file via FTP, then having to log in to my Linux box via SSH and unzip them via the command line, which is a bit tedious.

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For clarification, do you mean you need a program that runs in Windows with which you can ftp to a Linux box? –  Kevin Dec 18 '11 at 17:44
Yes, more or less like that. I already have an abundance of FTP programs, but I want to be able to have more control over files. –  James Dec 18 '11 at 18:00
I think this question is offtopic for Unix SE, since none of it really involves Unix. Perhaps SuperUser would be a better fit. –  Chris Down Dec 18 '11 at 18:11
I'm confused - why does the list of SE sites say that this is for 'Unix and Linux' if it's not for Linux questions? –  James Dec 18 '11 at 21:26
@James - This is not a Linux question, this is a Windows question (about accessing stuff on Linux, nonetheless). –  Chris Down Dec 18 '11 at 21:49
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I haven't tried it myself, but I've seen a lot of good things about WinSCP, you should give it a try.

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I've used WinSCP before, but wasn't aware that it could have those file management features with it. I'll take a closer look. –  James Dec 18 '11 at 21:25
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You could use the harddisk of your Linux box as a shared drive in Windows. For this, you'll have to install samba on the linux box.

Then you can use windows file explorer for file management on your linux.

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A lot of people use Filezilla just because that kind of problem that you have, it includes the server (that you would install on your Linux box) and the Client (use it on you windows system).

It is a great OSS for both Windows/Linux.

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