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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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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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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Tailing a File over FTP

I am attempting to access large log files on a remote server from my Windows desktop. I only have FTP access to this remote machine, not SSH access. At the moment, I'm using WinSCP to pull the entire ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Automatically change ownership using WinSCP?

I saw several threads about having issues with unexpected file permissions after file upload. I tried their solutions with no luck, I have to raise the problem in my way. I run Nginx as ...
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Easiest way to backup VPS

My situation: I have VPS(ubuntu) with 2 websites on it. As i am new to VPS'ses (recently i've moved from Shared Hosting) i spent almost 2 weeks on learning how to configure my VPS to run all webs in ...
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How to change user in winSCP?

I'm using winSCP to access Unix computers. How can I change user after I have logged into a Unix server using winSCP? E.g. I have personal account in unix computer A. I can log into this comp using ...
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SSH as Normal User --> SU --> SCP as Root

I'm on a Win7 box connecting to a linux server. From reading: http://winscp.net/eng/docs/faq_su it looks like I need to open my SCP connections as the particular user. When I connect via SSH, I can ...
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WinSCP - How do I use Putty with X forwarding?

How do I setup up Putty to use X forwarding when opened by WinSCP? Thank you much! Operating System: Windows 7 WinSCP Version: 5.1.0
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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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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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Server load affection due to excesive sftp connections to sync server

I am planning to sync around 200 very small files per hour (less than 1KB each file), the source files are on a remote SFTP server and the destination files are on a Windows Server. My fear is the too ...
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Can I use WinSCP in read-only mode

I use WinSCP to view a file system over FTP. Most of the time, I only wish to view files on the file system - but I do occasionally need to modify or delete files. Is there a setting in WinSCP (or ...
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Scaling an application

If my question is in any way unclear to you, please read this link. I'm wondering if there is a way to set up an application to appear larger. The reason I'm asking this is that I recently ...
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Which versions of the Windows TLS/SSL file transfer software like WinSCP and FileZilla are not affected by Heartbleed?

I noticed that many people still use versions affected by the heartbleed vulnerability of wide spread TLS/SSL enabled Windows clients like WinSCP and Filezilla. To be able to make safe ...
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WinSCP like Sync on linux

I'm trying to sync files to an FTP like WinSCP does on linux (continually checking for changes and uploading changed files). Is there such a thing? I know of rsync but I don't think that triggering ...
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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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Why did windows update break WinSCP and PuTTY?

I recently did an update to my windows 7 machine. Before, I was able to connect to a linux server at school through WinSCP and PuTTY with no issues. Now, I am either booted off after only a minute ...
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Copied a file with winscp; only winscp can see it

I recently copied a 25.5GB file from another machine using WinSCP. I copied it to C:\beth.tar.gz, and WinSCP can still see the file. However no other app (including Explorer) can see the file. What ...
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can i use PuTTY to transfer files to my PC?

i'm having trouble connecting to our cluster with winSCP can i use PuTTY as an alternative? How do i transfer files to my PC using PuTTY or some other alternative for winSCP?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Variable in WinSCP script

I'm asked to automate some SFTP download processes via WinSCP. I'm not familiar with WinSCP scripting. ftprun.cmd: C:\Program Files\WinSCP\winscp.com" /script=D:\testsftp\ftpscript.txt ...
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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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Linux Quota Custom Error Message via SFTP

Is it possible to pass a custom error message to the sftp client when the user exceeds the soft or at least the hard quota limit? My SFTP Client (WinSCP) shows me an error message in which it states ...
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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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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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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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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 intalled 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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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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Remote PXE server files

Is it possible to view the contents of a remote PXE/TFTP Server on a Windows PC? I would like to get the pxelinux.0 file off of a remote server, but when I connect using WinSCP or just Explorer I get ...
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Synchronized browsing between two Dired Emacs buffers?

I use two Dired Emacs buffers, juxtaposed in two vertical panels to copy files from my local computer to a distant server (over SCP). I hit Ctrl + C to copy the local file and give the path to the ...
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WinSCP: copy changes to multiple servers

I wish to FTP my site to multiple servers, I have these servers available in seperate sessions in winSCP. Can I duplicate the changes I make on one to the others
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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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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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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 ...