FAR Manager is an opensource text-mode program for managing files and archives. WinSCP plugin adds SFTP/SCP support to the manager.
There are several ways to open WinSCP in FAR. By default WinSCP integrates to disc menu (
Alt-F2) and plugins menu (
F11). The list of stored sessions is then displayed in the file panel. Select a session you want to connect to and press
Enter. You may also create new sessions (
Shift-F4). When you are connected, you may work with remote files, just as if they are on the local drive. Another way to open sessions is to type
winscp://sessionname/directory on FAR command line. To configure how the plugin integrates with FAR, go to Options > Plugin configuration > WinSCP > Interface options.
The following list contains the most significant features of the plugin:
Shift-F4, to edit an existing session press
F4. You may export/import session settings to/from INI file. To do so, “copy” session to/from the plugin panel. Sessions can also be duplicated (
Shift-F5) and renamed (
LCtrl-5). In addition to standard FAR column types, you may add group (
G) and permissions in
R) or octal (
cdcommand is always processed by FAR.
The features of the WinSCP application supported neither by the WinSCP plugin nor by FAR are listed below.
If you have downloaded the plugin as a ZIP archive, unpack it into separate folder within the
Plugins folder, which is in the same folder as
far.exe. Then restart the FAR manager. For details refer to FAR help.
You can authenticate using public keys with the plugin. To generate a key pair, use the PuTTYgen application. Read also how to use the Pageant application for public keys authentication. Both programs are part of an plugin installation package. You can download them separately too (you should place them to
PuTTY subdirectory of the plugin directory). To run them, go to menu Options > Plugin configuration > WinSCP.
To see what is new, see version history.
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