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 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 [closed]

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. ...