In addition to integration with Windows WinSCP can closely cooperate with some other applications.
In addition to being based on source code of this popular SSH client, WinSCP can also share session settings with it.
If WinSCP’s limited ability to execute remote commands does not meet your needs, you can let WinSCP open a shell session on the same server in a PuTTY client. Go to Commands > Open in PuTTY.
By default, WinSCP creates temporary session settings for PuTTY (under the name “WinSCP temporary session”). The session settings will contain only the options known by WinSCP, mostly connection options. It will particularly lack any terminal options, so the defaults (Default Settings profile) will apply.
If you want to configure your own options, you can save PuTTY session settings with the same name as a WinSCP site. WinSCP will then instruct PuTTY to open that session (It will not export any settings, nor a connection options).
If WinSCP cannot find the PuTTY executable in the default path (particularly when you are using derived version of PuTTY) you can specify the path in preferences. Optionally you can also instruct WinSCP to send the session password (if known) to PuTTY. However a better approach would be to use public key authentication together with Pageant.
You can also set up WinSCP to Automatically open new sessions in PuTTY.
For your convenience you can download PuTTY also from our download page.
For editing files in WinSCP you can configure it to use your favourite editor.
Learn how to use the Pageant (PuTTY’s SSH authentication agent) application for public key authentication.
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