Recent Version History

This is a list of changes for each release of WinSCP. See also project history.

5.8 (not released yet)

2015-06-22

  • Authentication with TLS/SSL client certificates. 921
  • Redesigned Progress and Synchronization progress windows.
  • WebDAV file locking. 1315
  • Improvements and fixes for large font/high DPI environments:
    • Scaling toolbar drop downs.
    • Scaling menu and toolbar details (submenu arrows, drop down arrows, drag handles, checkmarks, radio-button marks, color palettes).
    • Scaling status bars on Synchronization checklist and Find windows.
    • Scaling drop down button arrows.
    • Correctly scaling file icon on Properties dialog.
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  • SSH core upgraded to PuTTY 0.64.
  • Improved transfer speed:
    • with SFTP and SCP protocols when CPU is limiting factor.
    • with SFTP on high latency connections. 1295
  • Command-line interface for converting and editing private keys. 1331
  • Configurable internal editor font color and default background color. 1326
  • Change: Using UTF-8 for strings (such as password) with SSH protocol. 1014
  • Using REST command to resume upload with FTP protocol. 552
  • Change: Script file has to be in UTF-8 encoding.
  • Supporting impersonated IIS environment with .NET assembly. 1334
  • Files can be dropped on queue list. 1281
  • Including all at least 80% translations into installer. Informing user when incomplete language is selected when installing.
  • Save All function in Internal editor. 1327
  • TLS/SSL core upgraded to OpenSSL 1.0.2c.
  • Enabled IPv6 with FTP by default. 1310
  • Animation on Find dialog.
  • Displaying mod_dav executable property.
  • Reloading site list when opening Login dialog to open additional session. 1322
  • Handling ssh:// URLs and opening them in PuTTY. 1305
  • Optionally trimming VMS version numbers from filenames during transfer. 1312
  • Download/Upload and Delete command moved to Download/Upload submenu 1279 and Edit With menu moved to Edit submenu. Edit With submenu is newly available on Edit toolbar button.
  • Added Download/Upload in Background commands to respective menus. 1280
  • Keyboard shortcuts Ctrl+L and Alt+D to focus Address toolbar (Explorer interface) or open bookmarks (Commander interface). 1303 Change: Shortcut of command Clear Selection changed to Shift+Ctrl+L.
  • Commands to select/unselect all files with the same extension. 1286
  • Change: Deprecating Session.DefaultConfiguration in favor of Session.AddRawConfiguration.
  • New icon for Find command and dialog
  • About dialog lists all current and past translators.
  • Rotating XML logs produced for .NET assembly to optimize performance. 1287
  • Warning when transferring multiple files to same name. 1282
  • Hint user about possible reasons of SFTP code 4 error. 1285
  • Parameter /loglevel documented in usage.
  • Platform SDK is no longer required to build 64-bit drag&drop shell extension.
  • Increasing initial/minimal SFTP transfer packet size.
  • Improving layout of installer Completing page of for long translations.
  • Removed deprecated .NET assembly options FtpSecure.ExplicitTls and FtpSecure.ExplicitSsl.
  • Display parent directory in file panel even if the server does not include it in directory listing. 1298
  • Showing only folder, not files, on Progress window, when calculating transfer size.
  • Avoid flickering busy mouse cursor while calculating transfer size or collecting changes for synchronization.
  • Showing localized language name on description of Typical installation.
  • Added icon for Cancel All queue command.
  • Correcting labels and hints for color commands in an internal editor.
  • Session color can be set to black.
  • Not showing percentage progress for indeterminate Directory size calculation.
  • Preferences window opens with focused navigation tree.
  • When Cancel is pressed on Progress window before moving transfer to background finishes, transfer is canceled.
  • Disabling Proceed to Background once Cancel is pressed on Progress window.
  • Added icon for queue Speed command.
  • Desktop icons created by an installer show application description.
  • Not showing details about retrieving timezone information on Authentication progress window
  • Warning when useless command-line parameters are specified in scripting.
  • Using delete icon on site/site folder/workspace delete confirmation prompts.
  • Bug fix: Speed limit history is not relocalized when language is changed. 490
  • Bug fix: Not showing symlinks to directories as a difference on synchronization checklist as they are not synchronized anyway.
  • Bug fix: When restoring an application from minimization, progress windows did not get activated.
  • Bug fix: Preventing active window title flickering before opening Preferences dialog.

5.7.5 (not released yet)

2015-07-03

  • Workaround for Cerberus SFTP server incorrectly indicating end of directory listing. 1338
  • Bug fix: Failure or timeout when Execute button on Console window was clicked while another command was executing already. 1339
  • Bug fix: Switches do not work with aliases to scripting commands. 1340

5.7.4

2015-06-17

  • Translations completed: French and Ukrainian.
  • TLS/SSL core upgraded to OpenSSL 1.0.1o.
  • Not using directory include masks recursively when finding files. 1329
  • Recognizing UTF-8 encoded localized German month names in FTP LIST command results. 1328
  • Bug fix: Relative path of find results is shown incorrectly when finding from root folder. 1330
  • Bug fix: Failure when switching sessions with session log window opened. 1333
  • Bug fix: Session and log file information on Log window is not updated when switching session.
  • Bug fix: Reference to parent WebDAV directory shows incorrectly when a name of the current folder includes special characters. 1335
  • Bug fix: History of some inputs is not saved. 1336
  • Bug fix: Incorrect behavior when retrying connection after listing of initial remote directory fails.
  • Bug fix: When panel drive/path comboxes box do not cover whole toolbar height, the change Drive/Directory command do not work.

5.7.3

2015-05-13

  • Using FTP command SIZE in binary mode. 1292
  • Optionally determining local file icon by extension only. 1325
  • Ensuring that sessions to be opened in a new window do not get actually opened back in the existing window.
  • Bug fix: SFTP transfers fail occasionally. 1321
  • Bug fix: Controls occasionally do not align correctly after restoring maximized window from minimization. 1309
  • Bug fix: Embedded session is not opened. 1311
  • Bug fix: SCP session breaks when an output includes a null character. 1313
  • Bug fix: Error retrieving file attributes with FTP protocol when the path is given with trailing slash. 1314
  • Bug fix: Sort arrow was shown on unsortable Find dialog.
  • Bug fix: File mask with size constraint over 4 GB does not work. 1318
  • Bug fix: When dragging files from local panel to local tree, status bar is not updated. 1319
  • Bug fix: Local directory tree does not show newly created folder. 1320
  • Bug fix: Local directory tree stops reflecting changes after creating new folder.
  • Bug fix: Failure when HTTPS WebDAV URL redirects to HTTP. 1323
  • Bug fix: Certificate validation fails, when HTTP WebDAV URL redirects to HTTPS.
  • Bug fix: Some redirected WebDAVS connection error messages show original host name instead of the actual host name.
  • Bug fix: WebDAVS certificate failure override for redirected session is stored for original host name.
  • Bug fix: During file transfers on FTP servers that do not support MLSD command, file details are not provided on overwrite confirmation prompt and transfer progress is not shown correctly. 1324
  • Bug fix: Edit commands on all Internal editors reflect state of the currently focused editor, instead of their editor.

5.7.2

2015-04-14

  • Reporting relative addresses in stack trace.
  • Bug fix: SFTP/SCP transfers occasionally time out. 1306
  • Bug fix: Fail gracefully when internal command generated by WinSCP .NET assembly is too long. 1297
  • Bug fix: Failure when “downloading and deleting” an empty remote directory with .NET assembly. 1299
  • Bug fix: When overwriting configuration export, new configuration is appended, instead of replacing the previous export. 1300
  • Bug fix: When listing WebDAV directory using relative path, the listing includes a reference to the directory itself. 1301
  • Bug fix: Failure when pressing help icon while no control has focus. 1304
  • Bug fix: Failure when closing log window during activity.
  • Bug fix: Incorrect encoding of SSH_FXP_REALPATH. 1308

5.7.1

2015-03-25

  • Translations added: Croatian, Finnish, Korean and Polish.
  • Upgraded private key tools (PuTTYgen and Pageant) to 0.64.
  • TLS/SSL core upgraded to OpenSSL 1.0.1m.
  • Not requiring confirmation when canceling an operation.
  • Import of Base64-encoded passwords from FileZilla.
  • Progress window uses Skip button instead of Cancel when calculating transfer size. 1296
  • Workaround for ProFTPD/mod_sftp bug in SSH_FXP_REALPATH handling with SFTP version 6. 1289
  • Not asking for master password repeatedly when opening Generate URL dialog. Not asking at all unless user chooses to include password into URL.
  • More space for information about translators.
  • Bug fix: Back-propagated SSH security fixes from PuTTY 0.64. private-key-not-wiped-2 diffie-hellman-range-check
  • Bug fix: Failure when working with stored sites when a temporary hidden site for interprocess communication is not properly removed.
  • Bug fix: Overwrite confirmation prompt displays name of source file instead of target file, when file name changes, with SFTP, SCP and WebDAV protocols. 1290
  • Bug fix: Transfer was not resumed after moving the transfer to the background when source and target file name differs with FTP protocol.
  • Bug fix: Failure when trying to open another externally initiated session while externally initiated session is opening.
  • Bug fix: It is not possible to configure certificate accepting with WebDAV protocol in .NET assembly. 1284
  • Bug fix: User and group name is not decoded properly from UTF-8 encoding with SFTP version 3 and older. 1288
  • Bug fix: When calculating size of files to transfer is canceled, not using the incomplete results to estimate transfer progress.
  • Bug fix: When local custom command is applied to a remote folder, it is unconditionally uploaded back after the command finishes. 1294
  • Bug fix: Calculation of transfer size could not be moved to background.
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5.7

2015-02-20

  • Translations added: Czech, Dutch, German, Italian, Japanese, Lithuanian, Norwegian, Romanian, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Slovak, Swedish and Turkish.
  • Requesting FTP directory listing fields using OPTS MLST, if the server does not provide all needed fields by default. 1267
  • Support for MD5 FTP command.
  • Executable winscp.exe is included in .NET assembly package.
  • Logging level and password logging can be set on command-line using /loglevel switch.
  • Logging parsed command-line and script command parameters on Debug 1 level.
  • Size of connection receiving buffer increased. 1273
  • TLS/SSL core upgraded to OpenSSL 1.0.1l.
  • Reducing amount of detailed information shown on Authentication Progress window for FTP sessions.
  • Adjusting message box size for icons scaled on Windows 8.1 and newer.
  • Not using drag images. 1274
  • Logging processes and performance counters in .NET assembly debug log, only when Session.DebugLogLevel is 1.
  • Not logging value of -passphrase switch of open command. 1277
  • Bug fix: After several unsuccessful reconnects a resumed FTP file download starts from an initial remote folder, instead of correct source folder. 1268
  • Bug fix: When sorting local files modified at the same time by modification time, sort direction is not considered when falling back to sorting by filename. 1269
  • Bug fix: Command could be invoked in the middle of creating directory or navigating. 1272
  • Bug fix: It was possible to drop on a file with drop handler in local panel with enabled drag&drop shell extension, although it cannot work with drop handlers.
  • Bug fix: Failure when dropping on a file with drop handler in local panel with disabled drag&drop shell extension.
  • Bug fix: Failure when running in a restricted environment. 1276
  • Bug fix: Confirmation button on Read to Install and Finished installing installer screens was incorrectly labeled Next.
  • Bug fix: Order of sessions in workspace with more than 10 sessions is not preserved. 1278

5.6.5 RC

2015-01-13

  • Local custom commands can optionally be executed with remote file paths.
  • TLS/SSL core upgraded to OpenSSL 1.0.1k. Fixing several security defects.
  • Change: Session.CalculateFileChecksum method returns a byte array instead of a string to match .NET framework cryptography functions.
  • Never doing transfer via temporary file when overwriting a file known to be owned by another user. 1260
  • Never automatically refresh a file panel while menu is opened or file is being dragged. 1262
  • Loading files ownership before showing Properties when connected to Bitvise SFTP server.
  • Meaningful error message when a cipher or a key-exchange algorithm is not verified.
  • Using term “Sleep” instead of “Suspend” as used by Windows Vista and newer.
  • Bug fix: Location profile folders are duplicated. 1259
  • Bug fix: Command could be invoked while keeping session up to date. 1263
  • Bug fix: Wrong syntax of SHA-1 cipher name in checksum command help.
  • Bug fix: Default configuration was recreated after user chose to cleanup configuration during uninstallation.
  • Bug fix: Failure in scripting one some rare prompts. 1264
  • Bug fix: Failure when file panel autorefresh is triggered while directory is being read. 1265
  • Bug fix: Could not connect to FTP server over a proxy with Force IP address for passive mode connections set to On. 1266

5.6.4 RC

2014-12-18

  • Automatic reconnect during listing of remote directory. 25
  • Remembering the last working directories in a workspace. 1165
  • Improvements to calculating remote file checksum:
    • Checksum support for FTP using HASH/XSHA1/XSHA256/XSHA512/XMD5/XCRC commands. 1242
    • File checksum can be calculated in scripting (checksum command and XML log entry) and .NET assembly (Session.CalculateFileChecksum method). 1246
    • Using IANA checksum algorithm names
    • Calculate checksum button on Properties dialog becomes the default button when Algorithm box has focus.
  • Supporting AVBL and XQUOTA commands to retrieve information about space available of FTP server.
  • Home path can be resolved in .NET assembly using Session.HomePath. 1248
  • Site tree on Login dialog responds to mouse wheel even when not focused. 846
  • Custom command pattern !S that expands to session URL.
  • SessionOptions.ParseUrl method in .NET assembly.
  • Cancel all command for Background transfer queue list. 602
  • Supporting IIS WebDAV Translate header to allow downloading source files and files with unknown MIME type. 1255
  • Supporting FTP HOST command (RFC 7151). 1166
  • Keep remote directory up to date dialog can be minimized to tray, even when minimizing to taskbar is used for the application.
  • Prolonging countdown instead of suspending it when moving mouse over message box with “timeout” button. 1107
  • File ownership is available in .NET assembly and XML log. 1245
  • Improved automatic sizing of columns in various lists.
  • Items with unknown value on Space available tab of Server and protocol information dialog are shown dimmed.
  • Change: Considering directories to have zero size, when matching file masks or sorting by size, even when the server reports size for the directory, to achieve consistent behavior.
  • Further compatibility improvements with FTP servers:
    • Workaround for malformed FEAT response of older versions of IIS FTP Server and WS_FTP server.
    • Bug fix: Cannot upload file to directory when FTP server returns 4xx/5xx response to directory listing request after allowing (typically empty) listing transfer (old versions of IIS FTP server). 1249
  • Replaced FtpSecure.ExplicitTls .NET assembly option with FtpSecure.Explicit and deprecated FtpSecure.ExplicitSsl.
  • Using Yes/No, instead of OK/Cancel on sites import confirmation during installation not to make an impression that rejecting the import cancels the installation.
  • Logging when a symlink to a directory is skipped while downloading.
  • Using standard formatting of IPv6 literals in session URL (instead of URL-encoding them).
  • Displaying hint when F5 keyboard shortcut is used for the first time on Commander interface. 1254
  • Bug fix: Parameters /help and /batchsettings were not working with winscp.com.
  • Bug fix: Command could be invoked using keyboard shortcut in the middle of reloading directory. 1256
  • Bug fix: Reason not given when FTP upload fails because local file attributes cannot be retrieved. 1250
  • Bug fix: FTP upload fails when volume information for local drive cannot be retrieved. 1251
  • Bug fix: Size of directories was reported as -1 for some FTP servers.
  • Bug fix: Invalid stored FTP password was tried indefinitely in a loop. 1252
  • Bug fix: Ad-hoc session duplicated to a new window had no name.
  • Bug fix: Failure when dropping files to an external application via a temporary directory with an automatic refresh of a remote directory enabled. 1253
  • Bug fix: Pasting permissions when Octal box has focus does not update the box itself. 1257
  • Bug fix: Mouse cursor is hidden when hovering over progress window during download via temporary directory. 1258

5.6.3 beta

2014-11-13

  • Improved GUI responsiveness (with SFTP, SCP and FTP protocols). 1237
  • Sites can be mass-modified using /batchsettings command-line parameter. 1236
  • Use default transfer mode for edited files, except when using Notepad. 1239
  • Added method Session.AddRawConfiguration to configure any global configuration option. 876
  • Optionally logging even sensitive information (such as passwords).
  • Consistently logging transferred bytes for every transferred file.
  • Improving protection from undesired modifications of local files when handling URLs from browser while relieving restriction on combining URLs on command line with some switches, such as /log, /xmllog and /defaults.
  • The failonnomatch option applies also to ls and lls command. 1172
  • Replaced -explicittls command-line parameter and switch of open command with -explicit and deprecated -explicitssl.
  • Change: lls by default only displays a notification that no matching file is found, instead of failing.
  • Differentiating unknown private key format and non-existing/non-readable private key file errors.
  • Bug fix: Session cannot be opened when Session.AddRawSettings is used. 1234
  • Bug fix: Failure when connecting to WebDAV server not supporting persistent connections. 1235
  • Bug fix: Keepalives were turned off when overriding site settings with raw settings
  • Bug fix: Parameter /rawconfig was not documented in usage.
  • Bug fix: The Use default system editor button is misplaced on (ad-hoc) Editor dialog.
  • Bug fix: Synchronization checklist window could be resized too small not to fit Custom button.
  • Bug fix: The last file upload before creating a remote directory is not reported with .NET assembly. 1238
  • Bug fix: Progress bar not appearing on task bar when main window is not visible. 1240
  • Bug fix: Overwrite confirmation was required when changing case of site name.
  • Bug fix: Failure when copying multiple files checksum results to clipboard. 1243
  • Bug fix: Large sizes are displayed incorrectly. 1244

5.6.2 beta

2014-10-23

  • Computer can be suspended when operation completes. Thanks to s.vaningelgem. 694
  • Uploading back files modified by local custom command. 169
  • UTF-8 support for SCP. 325
  • Checkbox to exclude all directories as a shortcut and hint to * mask on Edit file mask dialog.
  • Improved Synchronization checklist window:
    • Synchronization direction can be reversed for individual files. 225
    • Showing total size of files selected for synchronization. 23
    • Custom commands are available in context menu. 566
    • Labeling custom commands drop down menu Commands only to fit the label to the button.
    • Bug fix: Icon was misplaced when columns order was changed.
  • TLS/SSL core upgraded to OpenSSL 1.0.1j. Fixing several security defects.
  • Rounding file sizes up. 1204
  • Global configuration options can be set on command-line. 876
  • Command to copy find results to clipboard. 1117
  • Optimized startup time. Sponsored by Alan Irwin. 1220
  • Improved compatibility with antiquated FTP servers, like IIS: 1221
    • Using CWD/SIZE/MDTM to retrieve information about file when MLST is not supported. 1209
    • Non-standard use of MDTM to modify remote file timestamp.
    • Auto-detecting timezone difference when MLST is not supported.
  • Natural order numerical sorting of file names and sites. 425
  • Support for ProFTPD FTP extensions SITE COPY/CPFR/CPTO to duplicate a remote file, and SITE SYMLINK to create a symbolic link.
  • Configurable file panel font size. 596
  • Moved mask hint below directory mask boxes on Edit file mask dialog to make it obvious it applies to those masks too.
  • Edit With menu (previously Edit (alternative) added to file panel context menu. 1226
  • Added New (> File/Directory) menu to local panel context menu. 1227
  • Added “Exclude directories” transfer settings preset.
  • When FTP MLSD listing does not include Unix.mode fact, presenting at least a Perm fact, if available. 1208
  • Defaulting Session.ReconnectTime to 120 seconds to match the new actual default (see 1173). Setting the property to TimeSpan.MaxValue removes any limit.
  • Improved detection if user shall be offered external editor auto configuration.
  • Merging TLS and SSL encryption options for FTP into one, trying AUTH TLS first, falling back to AUTH SSL.
  • Timestamp variable in scripting. 1223
  • Auto-detecting when SFTP server does not use UTF-8 encoding with SFTP-3 and older. 1212
  • Removed Ext sub-caption from Name columns on file panels (since Windows Vista, it is no longer possible to distinguish sorting by name and extension in column header).
  • Configurable WebDAV root path in .NET assembly. 1213
  • Change: A .NET assembly method Session.ExecuteCommand does not throw an exception on error. Instead a CommandExecutionResult now descends from a OperationResultBase (use it’s Check method to reproduce the previous behavior).
  • An ExitCode property added to CommandExecutionResult in .NET assembly and an exitcode tag added to XML logging. 1225
  • A SecureString can be used provide password in .NET assembly via property SessionOptions.SecurePassword. 1230
  • Allow accessing RemoteFileInfo length via IDispatch on 32-bit systems. 1231
  • Masking out password in .NET assembly debug log.
  • Not considering directory name “extension” when sorting file panel by file type. 1211
  • Not popping up a message box, when fatal startup error occurs in scripting with /nointeractiveinput switch (including runs by .NET assembly). If XML logging is enabled, the fatal error is recorded in the log (and promoted to .NET assembly).
  • Improving GUI responsiveness when finishing uploads with SFTP protocol.
  • Button to use system editor on Editor Preferences dialog.
  • Optionally not honoring system NoDrives policy. 1233
  • Trying to use cp -T when duplicating remote files. 1217
  • Optionally using deterministic paths to temporary mirrors of remote files. 410
  • WebDAV core upgraded to neon 0.30.1.
  • License in setup can be accepted simply by pressing Accept button.
  • Supporting Unicode characters in private key file path. 1196
  • Disabling permissions controls on Create directory dialog if protocol does not allow changing permissions.
  • Disabling Terminal window with WebDAV protocol.
  • Failing scripting commands call and chmod with WebDAV protocol.
  • Improving workaround for Gallery2 WebDAV server that incorrectly fail PROPFIND requests for non existing files with 401 (authentication failure) code.
  • Showing error details when logging to a file fails. 1198
  • Showing error details when opening/creating a local file with FTP protocol fails.
  • Display progress window earlier when transfer start is taking long with SFTP protocol. 1202
  • SSL 3.0 disabled by default, to protect from SSL vulnerabilities, such as CVE-2014-3566 (POODLE).
  • Changed default checksum algorithm to “sha1”.
  • Added Session.ReconnectTimeInMilliseconds as an alternative to Session.ReconnectTime that can be used from COM hosts not supporting 64-bit integers (such as VBA).
  • Added alternative private key file filter that selects other key file formats in addition to .ppk.
  • Enabling Import Sites command even when no site is found and showing reason later. 1219
  • Terminating the last line of console output, if it was progress line.
  • Preventing “Pick an app” being offered as an external editor when the last editor was uninstalled.
  • Displaying notification when source file mask in script matches no file.
  • More tolerance to invalid modification time format with WebDAV protocol. 1232
  • Bug fix: Failure when error occurs while working with local files. 1218
  • Bug fix: Keyboard accelerators to mask boxes on Edit file mask dialog were not working.
  • Bug fix: Not possible to select/enter file name with Unicode characters in filename input boxes. 1195
  • Bug fix: Wrong “Timeout detected” message when FTP control connection is closed while transferring a file. 1197
  • Bug fix: Cannot retrieve file from root folder of FTP server. 1199
  • Bug fix: Mouse cursor of file list/directory tree splitter is not adjusted when Show directory tree left of file list preference option is enabled. 1200
  • Bug fix: Sort column header caption was truncated too much on Windows Vista and later.
  • Bug fix: Hint for making tree sizes equal is not generic enough to cover “Tree on left” option. 1206
  • Bug fix: OpenSSL was built without optimizations.
  • Bug fix: When opening a session from command-line in scripting failure is randomly reported. 1210
  • Bug fix: Part of interface description is obscured in installer when themes are turned off.
  • Bug fix: On the first authentication failure, message “Access without password denied”, even when password was actually used. 1214
  • Bug fix: When any default settings are saved, logged source of ad-hoc sites is wrongly identified as modified site. 1216
  • Bug fix: Cannot retrieve file from current folder of FTP server in scripting. 1222
  • Bug fix: When failonnomatch is enabled, script does not fail when multiple source masks are used, and the second and later mask matches no file.
  • Bug fix: SSL 2.0 use could be configured, despite not actually supporting the protocol.
  • Bug fix: Hidden columns, including otherwise not-displayable internal column Ext, are shown when Ctrl-+ shortcut is used. 1228
  • Bug fix: Cannot rename directory on WebDAV servers that insist on source path ending with slash. 1229
  • Bug fix: Session class properties could not be set over IDispatch without exact types (particularly boolean properties could not be set with integer value).

5.6.1 beta

2014-07-22

  • SFTP version 6 supported: 96
    • Hardlinks can be created.
    • Optimized directory reading and file downloading.
  • Allowed stored sites, including their names and initial directories, to preserve Unicode characters. 1189
  • Workaround for Vandyke VShell incorrect announcement of checksum calculation support. 1190
  • Workaround for Bitvise WinSSHD lack of SFTP extensions announcement. 1191
  • Workaround for incorrect SFTP link argument in ProFTPD/mod_sftp.
  • Support for proprietary OpenSSH extension hardlink@openssh.com for creating hardlinks. 1192
  • Open command can open directories.
  • WinSCP can register to handle WinSCP-specific WebDAV URL addresses (winscp-http:// and winscp-https://).
  • Improved stack trace reporting for internal errors.
  • No showing suggestion to delete file in error when overwriting file on non-interactive displays.
  • Workaround for FTP servers that do not enclose path in response to PWD command in quotes. 1193
  • Bug fix: Failure when opening SCP session. 1187
  • Bug fix: Missing help link for Note page of Advanced Site Settings dialog.
  • Bug fix: Failure when processing results of upload in .NET assembly when a directory was created with explicitly set permissions as the first operation. 1188
  • Bug fix: Wrong formatting of some error messages on log view of Keep remote directory up to date dialog with Continue on error option enabled.
  • Bug fix: Modified edited/opened remote files are incorrectly uploaded using an active session, instead of their original session. 1194

5.6 beta

2014-07-11

  • WebDAV support, both for GUI and automation (scripting and .NET assembly). 160
  • Ongoing foreground transfer can be moved to background transfer queue. 1170
  • Improved working with session URL:
    • When clipboard contains session URL, Paste command on a main window opens the session specified by the URL. When save extension is used, Save session as site dialog opens instead. 663
    • Added Paste Session URL command on Login dialog with Ctrl+V keyboard shortcut.
    • When session URL is typed into Host name box on Login dialog, it is parsed when the box loses keyboard focus.
    • New dialog for session URL generation. It also obsoletes previous File > File Names > Copy URL to Clipboard command.
  • Note field for site. 353
  • Improved display of files sizes in panels:
    • Displaying file sizes in panels always in KB’s by default. 1124
    • Applying file panel size format to Transferred indicator on queue list. 1124
    • Reverted to JEDEC size units (KB, MB, GB) instead of IEC units (KiB, MiB, GiB). 1123
  • Improved informing about updates:
    • Updates information dialog shows change list.
    • Pending updates information is optionally shown on startup.
    • Updates information balloon encourages to click it to display change list.
    • Toolbar button always checks for updates, instead of showing cached data, when available.
    • Distinguishing new version information on notification balloon.
  • Improvements to scripting, command-line and .NET assembly:
    • Remote file can be opened for editing in a standalone internal editor using /edit command-line parameter. 14
    • Change: When executing script file or script commands provided on command-line, default batch mode is abort and overwrite confirmations are turned off.
    • Change: Enabling batch mode in scripting automatically limits reconnect time to 120 seconds, if it is not limited yet. 1173
    • Change: When host key does not match fingerprint specified on command line or in script, user is not prompted to verify the host key and connection is abandoned with meaningful error message. 1186
    • Session.Close method in .NET assembly.
    • Speed limit in .NET assembly. 1019
    • Passphrase can be provided on command line/in scripting and .NET assembly. 816
    • Added switch -neweronly to put and get scripting commands to enable New and updated files only option. 666
    • Optionally failing command when file mask matches no files. 1172
    • Updated in-application command-line help page with missing parameters and to match online help page.
    • Bug fix: Session.SynchronizeDirectories could not be called via IDispatch. 1136
    • Detect and report that session is closed unexpectedly instead of reporting XML log reading error in .NET assembly. 1137
    • Warning when starting configured transfer settings or synchronization options in script are not factory defaults.
    • For negative (system) WinSCP exit codes, the .NET assembly presents the code also in hexadecimal format as is common for system error codes.
  • Support for long local paths. 821
  • Option not to abort Keep remote directory up to date on errors. 720
  • Support for copy-file SFTP extension to duplicate remote files.
  • Customizable background color of Internal editor. 480
  • IDE upgraded to Embarcadero C++ Builder XE6.
  • ECDH ciphers supported with TLS.
  • Optionally opening new sessions in separate window by default. 1000
  • Command to auto-detect proxy for session settings. 1147
  • Hidden files are hidden by default.
  • When internal exception occurs, stack trace is included into error message (and error report subsequently).
  • Replaced Symbolic link option when creating/editing list with Hard link option to avoid confusion when the option is disabled when hard links are not supported.
  • Not sizing message box buttons to width of the widest button.
  • With FTP protocol, transfer settings do not mention removing EOF mark, as this is not supported.
  • All top level windows (particularly when main window is not shown) have title icon, taskbar button and “WinSCP” suffix in title.
  • Separated hidden and filtered files indicator to separate status bar panels that can be clicked to show hidden files or modify filter respectively.
  • Site-specific transfer settings preset can be added from Login dialog.
  • Using continuous “Synchronizing” in Synchronize progress window title.
  • Automatically replacing forbidden slash in name of site imported from FileZilla. 1111
  • Updated hint for Paste command to indicate it can also paste path and session URL.
  • Command Server/Protocol Information moved to Session menu and session tab context menu.
  • Warning when trying to edit large files in an internal editor. 1120
  • After site import, selecting the first imported site in site tree on Login dialog.
  • Close buttons on progress windows cancel operation.
  • When collecting synchronization list for directory fails, allow skipping an error and continuing. 1132
  • Close session tab on middle mouse click. 1133
  • Using Yes/No buttons on “Cancel …” prompts instead of ambiguous OK/Cancel buttons.
  • Translating common Linux-PAM keyboard-interactive “Password:” prompt. 1135
  • Showing queue status information balloons also when application in minimized.
  • Information-only notification balloons distinguish main information.
  • Session option Chokes on WinSCP’s SSH-2 ‘winadj’ requests made configurable. 1139
  • Improved drive list updating:
    • Preventing stale network drives from slowing or completely halting main window opening.
    • Bug fix: CD/DVD label was not shown on Windows Vista and newer.
    • Bug fix: CD/DVD label was not updated when media was changed.
  • Showing background transfer queue list toolbar by default
  • Widening default Explorer interface window to fit all background transfer queue list columns.
  • Removed useless trailing accelerator appendixes from toolbar button labels (typical for East Asian languages).
  • Indicating when reading directory with SFTP protocol takes long because of resolving symbolic links. 1149
  • Setup explains that application restart is needed to replace Drag&drop shell extension. 1150
  • Using “<none>” instead of “<root>” on Save session as site dialog to indicate that site is not stored in folder.
  • Moved Delete local files to recycle bin checkbox in Preferences to Panels > Local page
  • Presenting Directory size calculation progress as indeterminate on progress bar of Progress window.
  • When saving current session as site, duplicating current session and opening current session in PuTTY, considering even username and password entered during authentication.
  • Showing status for valid FTP over TLS certificates on Server and Protocol information dialog.
  • Showing at least untranslated certificate error description from OpenSSL library for rare FTP over TLS certificate errors.
  • Caching FTP certificates per site.
  • Requiring FTP certificate revalidation when rejection reason changes.
  • Showing notification balloon when error is suspended by Continue on error option.
  • Not saving tunnel password if password saving is not explicitly confirmed.
  • Offering saving a site when leaving site editor. 1174
  • Offering saving site when closing Login dialog while editing. 1175
  • Improved verification of FTP TLS/SSL certificates against system Trusted Root Certification Authorities. 1063
  • Use MLSD command for directory listing affects also use of MLST command. 1181
  • Consistently using Target remote path label on Duplicate and Move dialogs to indicate that the box includes also target file name, not only target directory.
  • Using an actual file name on Duplicate and Move dialogs instead of *.* when transferring a single file only. 1182
  • Widened Duplicate and Move dialogs.
  • Keyboard shortcut Ctrl+Alt+F for Filter command. 929
  • Beep when work finishes applies also to emptying background transfer queue. 697
  • Drop down arrow added to Encoding drop down menu on Internal editor toolbar.
  • Workaround for ProFTPD/mod_sftp bug in SFTP space-available packet. 1184
  • Using Reverses Order of Symlink Command Arguments workaround for ProFTPD/mod_sftp. 1185
  • Bug fix: If an INI file name is exactly winscp.ini, an INI file path on Preferences dialog is shown incorrectly.
  • Bug fix: Tunnel password saving confirmation was repeatedly required when saving edited site, when there was no main session password.
  • Bug fix: Not printing “Reading remote directory” while opening session, when directory is not actually read (in scripting particularly).
  • Bug fix: Not including @ in logged masked URL when there is no username/password in the URL.
  • Bug fix: Potential failure when resolving folder attributes for local folder tree display.
  • Bug fix: Error was silently ignored when synchronizing local file timestamp failed.
  • Bug fix: Failure when starting in a restricted environment (such as Microsoft Azure WebSite/WebJob). 1215

5.5.6 (hotfix)

2014-10-16

  • Back-propagated some improvements and fixes from 5.6.2 beta release:
    • TLS/SSL core upgraded to OpenSSL 1.0.1j. Fixing several security defects.
    • Bug fix: When opening a session from command-line in scripting failure is randomly reported. 1210
    • Bug fix: Cannot retrieve file from current folder of FTP server in scripting. 1222
    • SSL 3.0 disabled by default, to protect from SSL vulnerabilities, such as CVE-2014-3566 (POODLE).

5.5.5 (hotfix)

2014-08-21

  • Back-propagated some improvements and fixes from 5.6 - 5.6.2 beta releases:
    • TLS/SSL core upgraded to OpenSSL 1.0.1i. Fixing several moderate severity security defects.
    • Workaround for ProFTPD/mod_sftp bug in SFTP space-available packet. 1184
    • Using Reverses Order of Symlink Command Arguments workaround for ProFTPD/mod_sftp. 1185
    • Workaround for Vandyke VShell incorrect announcement of checksum calculation support. 1190
    • Improved detection if user shall be offered external editor auto configuration.
    • Showing error details when logging to a file fails. 1198
    • Bug fix: If an INI file name is exactly winscp.ini, an INI file path on Preferences dialog is shown incorrectly.
    • Bug fix: Failure when processing results of upload in .NET assembly when a directory was created with explicitly set permissions as the first operation. 1188
    • Bug fix: Keyboard accelerators to mask boxes on Edit file mask dialog were not working.
    • Bug fix: Not possible to select/enter file name with Unicode characters in filename input boxes. 1195
    • Bug fix: Wrong “Timeout detected” message when FTP control connection is closed while transferring a file. 1197
    • Bug fix: Cannot retrieve file from root folder of FTP server. 1199
    • Bug fix: Mouse cursor of file list/directory tree splitter is not adjusted when Show directory tree left of file list preference option is enabled. 1200

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