WinSCP is an open source free SFTP, FTP and SCP client for Windows. WinSCP is commonly used by power users to upload files to web servers. Beyond this, WinSCP offers scripting and .NET assembly to automate file transfer tasks.

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How to synchronize file changes with files on the FTP server?

My project files are in the local folder in D:\xampp\htdocs\mysite The same files are on my FTP server. A git repository would exist only locally in a .git directory to keep track. I want to be able ...
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Using WinSCP with SSH server and 2 machine hops

I'm on a windows machine using putty to ssh into my schools server. From there I need to "slogin -XY machine1" and then "slogin -XY machine2" . Ideally, I'd like to use WinSCP to connect and ...
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Is putty a less secure service than winSCP?

For some reason I have gotten the feeling that somehow the program, "putty" could be less secure than the other SSH program I use to remotely connect to my server, normally I use WinSCP. Is putty any ...
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Unable to authenticate sftp password using winscp command line in Windows 2008 R2

I am following the example at http://winscp.net/eng/docs/scripting to automate the transfer of files from my PC to a sftp server however each time I include a password it fails to authenticate. I am ...
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Is there an rsync-like mode for WinSCP (or a similar tool)?

I need to be able to do a periodic sync of content off my Windows 7 x64 laptop to my offsite CentOS 6 webserver. Is there a tool/mode like rysnc for WinSCP or similar? For a variety or reasons, ...
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WinSCP: Current SFTP-3 session does not support command you request. Separate shell session may be opened to process the command

I'm using WinSCP to interact with a remote server that supports only SFTP and doesn't allow SSH access. My interaction involves moving/deleting a subset of files (identified by file names) in a ...
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ASC key file, login on cent OS using WINSCP

My system admin given me a file with extension .asc. to loging to the Server, but i am unable to login , as WINSCP or putty says this key is in different format, is another tool like wnscp and putty ...
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FreeSSHd + WinSCP: “Server refused public-key signature despite accepting key!”

I'm trying to gain access to my Windows 2008 R2 server via SSH. I have a Remote Desktop connection, but I need to upload my files to the server. For SSH servers on the Windows server, I've tried ...
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Permission denied in Amazon EC2 while accessing tomcat7 folder

I am trying to copy a log file from a Amazon EC2 instance to my local machine (Windows 7). I am using WinSCP438 which is able to connect to the remote server i.e Amazon EC2 instance. I am trying to ...
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Unable to access Tomcat7 folder in Amazon EC2 via WinSCP in Windows 7

I am trying to copy a file Catalina.out from Amazon EC2 to local machine using WinSCP. I have been able to establish the connection but when I try to access the tomcat7 folder I get the error ...
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WinSCP command line for SSIS package

I am using the command line : option batch on option confirm off open ftp:// username :password hostname:port cd directory name ---- directory on FTP option transfer binary put file name on FTP ...
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Which port must I unblock in firewall for FTPS using WinScp to evade Timeout?

I'm suing FTPS in WinScp for sending data to my Synology diskstation. When I'm doing it inside a private network using port 21 for connection everything works fine. But when I'm trying the same thing ...
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Dropbox-like client for FTP?

Many of my users have their files on one big FTP server. PROBLEM: They can not use their files while not connected to the Internet. QUESTION: Is there a Dropbox-like software for FTP? When ...
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Winscp and putty drop out constantly, on other computer they don't?

This has been bothering me for a long time. When I ssh or stfp into my server via putty or winscp it drops out after 2min, then has to reconnect. Putty will just lock up and not let me type... it wont ...
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WinSCP can't upload file or folder with blank spaces

I have created a batch file containing WinSCP commands to upload files in different folders. Now, file names and folder name contain blank spaces. It's showing an error when I'm running the batch ...
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Can i tell winscp to make a sound when it disconnects?

Sometimes i am working on a text file and after i save it and check other things i come back and see its wrong or think my changes went through when it has not. Its really annoying especially when it ...
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Copy read-only Unix files

My teacher created a subdirectory that has a bunch of very lengthy .pl files he wants us to use to test our code on. I usually just xfer any files I need through WinSCP, but I don't have permissions ...
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WINSCP File Transfer Speed

I'm very comfortable using WINSCP. However, it offer very slow speed. It shows Windows to Linux transfer speed just 250kb/s Is there any other WINSCP alternative which offers same set of feature ...
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How to echo message after WinScp synchronizes any files

I have synchronized local and remote file using WinScp and scheduled with windows task scheduler That execute the script once in a day and download the file if the remote file is new or updated, ...
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Synchronize single file with WinScp

I am trying to synchronize a single file with WinScp. But it is downloading that file every time the script runs. But I want it to download that file only when there is any update in the remote file. ...
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WinSCP putting multiple files on SFTP site

With WinSCP 5.2 I wanted to put multiple files with a file extension .pgp on an SFTP site. When I tested my original command line (see below) and it only placed the first *.pgp alphabetical file ...
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How to use sudo from within Windows GUI clients bypassing tty

I need to copy files via ssh but I am getting permission denied. How can I log as a root by windows clients such us FileZilla/WinSCP? I try execute command: sudo su, but I am getting error: You ...
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WinSCP alternative with Incremental Search

I need some alternative for WinSCP. I know that there is a search, but I need some search field, when typing into it, the list of files updates automatically if some of files name match completely or ...
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Linux: Continuously synchronize files, one way

Scenario: An IDE is set up on a Linux desktop box, editing PHP files locally. Every time I save a file, I want this change to appear on the linux server where Apache is running. The server has ssh ...
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How do I copy files into `/var/www` with WinSCP?

When I try to place my web files into /var/www in apache on my ec2 Ubuntu instance it is giving me an error stating that I don't have permission. Permission denied. Error code: 3 Error message from ...
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Help understanding iostat output

I am watching iostat while doing a remote copy using WinSCP. WinSCP is reporting a ~8MB/s transfer rate. iostat reports a 2.37MB/s read rate. How does that make sense? Every 13.0s: iostat -m ...
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Remote WinSCP commands not showing up

I have created this custom command in WinSCP with options as described: description: &Find command: find . -name "!?Search for files:?!" remote command: enabled show results in terminal: enabled ...
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Is there a tool like WinSCP for MacOS?

I used to use WinSCP to log into my remote server. I need to login with an ssh key and move the files from and to the remote server. So far I have not find any tool with the same features for MacOS. ...
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OSX SSH rsync - Keep remote directory up to date

I come primarily from a Windows background, migrating over to Mac. I've used WinSCP and loved a featured called "Keep Remote Directory Up To Date". Here's the question: is there an equivalent SCP ...
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WinSCP clobbers permission & group on replace

Is there a way to tell winscp to keep the group and permission of my upload file? I am tired of modifying webpages/webapp binaries and needing to change the group to www-data so the server can read ...
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Simple secured SFTP tunnel?

I'd like to setup an sftp tunnel so that I can connect to an IP-secured SFTP server through a gateway computer from anywhere, and download the files to anywhere. I was thinking of using a combination ...
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why is WinSCP so slow

the interface is handy but the file transfer rate is freakishly slow compared to pscp or scp in my VM on the same windows machine. i'm only getting about 17kb/s when my overall connection speed can go ...
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Copy files between two remote servers with SFTP

Which tools able me to copy files between two remote servers with SFTP (SSH File Transfer Protocol)? I have tried WinSCP, but I am only able to copy files between my local machine and one remote ...
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FTP connection breaks constantly at certain point

I'm trying to connect to a particular ftp server via WinSCP and the connection always breaks at roughly the same point. I set the speed to the lowest possible - 1KiB/s WinSCP reports the transferred ...
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Mac program like WinSCP

I'm looking for a program on Mac that does one thing exactly like WinSCP: listens to file changes in directories and uploads the changed files to a remote server, thus keeping them in sync: remote ...
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When attempting to open any file with WinSCP, it attempts to list it as a directory

We had a security breach and some things were messed up on our Ubuntu servers. Now, when I log in to two of our servers using WinSCP and I double-click on a file to open it with my default ...
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FileZilla Misreports File Sizes

I have the task of downloading some backups from our hosted web site and the backup are quite large, 4,755,281KB, yes it's over 4GB. I installed FileZilla and navigated to the remote directory and it ...
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WinSCP with tabs or alternative

This has been bugging me for a while now. I really miss tabs in WinSCP, because I always have to backtrack back and forward between folders on the same server. Everytime I do a google search if tabs ...
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WinSCP screws up line breaks in files – how do avoid?

I'm getting pretty sick of how WinSCP screws up line breaks. this is line 1 this is line 2 Gets turned into this is line 1 this is line 2 I could just use FileZilla for FTP and Putty for SCP (I ...
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Upload only the latest file with WinSCP

I am pretty new at WinSCP. I would like to know if this application will allow me to send only the latest modified file in a local directory to a remote directory. Please note that contents in both ...
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WinSCP equivalent for Linux/Ubuntu

I'm shifting most of my projects to a Linux machine, and one of the things that I miss is WinSCP. I've found other answers saying that nautilus, FileZilla etc. can be used for SFTP, but something that ...
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Does /NOCANDY avoid any adware-related activities with OpenCandy?

OpenCandy claims that using the /NOCANDY switch when using a OpenCandy-affiliated installer allows you to avoid opencandy. Should I take their word for it? If not, can anyone independent of ...
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Where does WinSCP store site's password?

Where does WinSCP store site's information or password? I can't find it under Documents and Settings...
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FTP client on windows that save session password in encrypted text

Filezilla or WinSCP save password in plain text which is unsecured on public machines. Is there any FTP client can save and encrypt password so that people using it only can access to FTP but not able ...
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How to copy only selected file types in WinSCP?

I want to download only php, html, css, xml and js files from FTP server. How to do this with WinSCP (4.2.4)?
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How do I allow Filezilla or WinSCP to write files to my harddrive in Windows 7?

I've been using Windows XP for so long, it just lets me copy files... I'm assuming something security related in Windows 7 needs to be changed so that my FTP programs can write files on my harddrive. ...