WinSCP (Windows Secure Copy) is a freeware and open-source SSH Transfer of File Protocol, File Transfer Protocol, WebDAV, Amazon S3 and SCP client for Microsoft Windows. Its main function is secure file transfer between a local and a remote computer. Beyond this, WinSCP offers basic file manager and file synchronization functionality. For Encrypted transfers, it uses secure Shell (SSH) and supports the SCP protocol in addition to SFTP.
Development of WinSCP started around March 2000 and continues. Originally it was hosted by the University of Economics in Prague, where its author worked at the time. Since July 16, 2003, it is licensed under the GNU GPL and hosted on SourceForge.net.
WinSCP is based on the implementation of the SSH protocol from PuTTY and File Transfer Protocol protocol from FTPClient. It is also available as a plugin for Altap Salamander file manager, and there exists a third-party plugin for the FAR file manager.
1.1 WinSCP as a remote editor
2 portable version
3 Advertisements in installer
4 See also
6 External links
A remote edit window
Graphical user interface
Translated into several languages
Integration with Windows (Drag-and-drop, URL, shortcut icons)
All common operations with files
Support for SSH Transfer of File Protocol and SCP protocols over SSH-1 and SSH-2, File Transfer Protocol protocol, WebDAV protocol and Amazon S3 protocol.
Batch file scripting, command-line interface and .NET wrapper
Directory synchronization in several semi or fully automatic ways
Integrated text editor
Support for SSH password, keyboard-interactive, public key and Kerberos (GSS) authentication
Integrates with Pageant (PuTTY authentication agent) for full support of public key authentication with SSH
Choice of Windows Explorer–like or Norton Commander–like interfaces
Optionally stores session information
Optionally import session information from PuTTY sessions in the registry
Able to upload files and retain associated original date/timestamps, unlike FTP clients
WinSCP as a remote editor
WinSCP can act as a remote editor. When the user clicks on a (text) file in the remote file manager, it transfers the file to the local machine and opens it in the integrated editor, where Windows users can feel very much at Commercial. Alternatively, the user may choose local editors based on file extensions. Whenever the document is saved, the remote version is updated automatically.
Apart from the standard package, three portable versions are also available: A generic package and two customized versions for LiberKey and Portableapps.com. The portable version runs on Wine in Linux.
Advertisements in installer
Some older versions of the WinSCP installer included OpenCandy advertising module or bundled Google Chrome. Since version 5.5.5 (August 2014) the installer does not contain any advertisement.
WinSCP itself did not and does not contain any advertisements.
Comparison of file managers
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^ "Recent Version History :: WinSCP". Retrieved 2018-06-18.
^ "WinSCP Translations". winscp.net. Retrieved 9 March 2017.
^ "Introducing WinSCP". winscp.net. Retrieved 21 November 2014.
^ "Project History". winscp.net. Retrieved 21 November 2014.
^ "WinSCP Contributions". winscp.net. Retrieved 21 November 2014.
^ "WinSCP Plugin to Altap Salamander File Manager". winscp.net. Retrieved 21 November 2014.
^ "NetBox: SFTP/File Transfer Protocol/File Transfer Protocol(S)/SCP/WebDAV client for Far Manager". github.com. Retrieved 21 November 2014.
^ "WinSCP 5.7 - What's New?". Retrieved 16 June 2015.
^ "Editing/Opening Files". winscp.net. Retrieved 21 November 2014.
^ "portable Use". winscp.net. Retrieved 21 November 2014.
^ "WinSCP entry on Wine AppDB". winehq.org. Retrieved 20 February 2015.
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WinSCP access to SUDO user - Experts-Exchange
I have a sudo user account in my system. We use it to carry on common operations. More than one user has sudo user privilleges. To access sudo user what i do is1. Putty --> log in with my userID n pwd2. Sudo su - sudouser's_ID3. Prompt's for pwd : Enter my PWD (same PWD as for my userID)4. ls... I am at sudo users hoem directory.
Life is good. But when i have to copy something from my userID's hoem directory to sudouser's Commercial directory I have to use cp commands... When i have a lot of transfer of file to do ..i cnat do all of that in putty.
So i need to know HOW CAN I LOG IN INTO WINSCP using this SUDO account. I wanna see all those direcories in WINSCP. in WINSCP Professional i do have sudouser's directory next to mine, along with a folder for each user. But when i try to open sudouser's directory, it shows me nothing there.
When I try to create a new session in WINSCP giving the user name of sudouser and my password..again a new window opens with title "Portable Prompt" asking for password.
I looked online and found two links that i belive are talking about the same issue