Topic "Equivalent for Mac"

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laqrhead
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Hi,

This isn't a feature request, but a plea for help. I've been using WinSCP for a while now, and I have to say it's great. The problem is that its so good, I'm spoiled.

I recently got a new job where I'm required to use a Mac. I know there is no WinSCP for Mac, but does anyone know of an SCP/SFTP client that is half decent for Mac?

Thanks.
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blabla

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http://www.openssh.com/macos.html
laqrhead
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Yeah, I tried those, none as robust as WinSCP, thankfully I got a copy of Crossover when the day they gave it away, and it seems to work OK with that.
http://www.codeweavers.com/compatibility/browse/name/?app_id=333
chambernug

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Seriously. There is no "good" solution out there. I've tried half a dozen clients from fugo to filezilla, and none of them work the way I need them to work. These days, I'm forced to work on Macs more and more often, and I'm getting really tired of having to sneakernet files from the Mac system to the Windows system via a thumb drive, just so that I can upload files to my server.
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laqrhead wrote:
Yeah, I tried those, none as robust as WinSCP, thankfully I got a copy of Crossover when the day they gave it away, and it seems to work OK with that.
http://www.codeweavers.com/compatibility/browse/name/?app_id=333



Go to cyberduck
3ncar

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An equivalent is DiskAid
krzysztof dziadek

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disk order has an ftp/sftp client
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I had the same problem until I suddenly discovered that Textwrangler (which is a free text editor for mac) has builtin ftp support. I just tried it and it was fast, much faster than ClassicFTP which I've been using a bit.

Erlend
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fugu works well
Scripty

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Anonymous wrote:
fugu works well


I second that!
Guest

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Did You try FireFtp? It's a plug-in for Firefox (that means it's cross-platform).
It works really well.
purefusion
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Guest wrote:
Did You try FireFtp? It's a plug-in for Firefox (that means it's cross-platform).
It works really well.


FireFTP is an FTP client, not an SCP/SSH client. It can't do half of what WinSCP does.

I've considered building a Mac client like WinSCP, but it's a fairly huge endevour. I've been doing some iPhone development, and could try taking on the project eventually, but probably not any time soon.

...But yeah, I feel your Mac pain. Transmit is one of the better FTP clients on the Mac, yet it still does not support SCP/SSH.

I don't care for Fugu. It's latest release is now 4 years old, and half the time it doesn't work right. But it's open source, so a Mac spawn of WinSCP could start there.

Custom commands are the big point of WinSCP for me. Editing temp files that upload on each save action is another biggie. Fugu doesn't really support either (though its counterpart iHook is supposed to handle the commands behavior). Both Fugu and iHook tend to be on the ugly side though.
jerome187

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Use fugu its a pretty good winscp replacement.
ramblinman

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disappointingly, Fugu doesn't download directories... kills it for me
miabchdave

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ramblinman wrote:
disappointingly, Fugu doesn't download directories... kills it for me


Fugu is buggy and not very useful at all - it's too old. Try Cyberduck (don't let the name put you off)... Finally something close to WinSCP. It's free as well, the guy just asks for donations. As soon as I tried it, it made my life 10 times easier and I gave a hefty donation just for the relief.
biocyberman

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I tried this. It has the simplicity of Winscp:

http://gftp.darwinports.com/
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I know this is a two year old topic however just for anyone else. I use WinSCP with WINE on a MAC. Works just fine.
Melaman

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Well gee ''guest'', any chance of a link or you just gonna post and sit there all smug?
Joshbds

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http://pqrs.org/macosx/sshfs/document.html

This is the bomb. I set it up in probably 15 minutes, with the additional ssh key, and autostart on the App doc. Now I can browse and copy whatever I want to my other computer.
ahache888

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Set up a Windows virtual machine. I highly recommend VMWare Fusion. I'm currently running WinSCP and a plethora of other Windows applications on my Mac. This is a bit of a long winded approach, but you'll have virtually(pun) no software constraints.
aristotle_jones

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Use Filezilla for Mac. Setup your site with SFTP (uses ftp over ssh) and you will be a happy clam.
KK

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ahache888 wrote:
Set up a Windows virtual machine. I highly recommend VMWare Fusion. I'm currently running WinSCP and a plethora of other Windows applications on my Mac. This is a bit of a long winded approach, but you'll have virtually(pun) no software constraints.


Honestly, This is the best option. Might take a little extra work for some people to set it up; but this offers the best of both worlds! This way you have access to over-write/ drag and drop/ SyncToy type of applications which surely add a lot of value to the Microsoft machines.
Wink

Cheers,
K.K
Neill

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Hello

I am usuing Cyberduck, mainly for FTP but dies support SFTP
Joshka

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My main selling feature is the dual control pane of Winscp.
i like having my local machine on left and remote on right so i can drag and drop.
This way i just maximize it on my other monitor.

Right now its in Parallels but I'd like to not use VM ware because its a sap on RAM
Guest

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Use wine and winebottler on your mac and it will convert the file to a .app file which will allow you to run the program via x11 Very Happy
kullervo

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Tried a bunch of apps - half didn't work at all, others lacked in features. I think worst of all was Cyberduck - I have no idea why it is so popular it so painful to use, especially if all you want to do is make a quick edit to a typo in a file on the server. In WinSCP this was a 30second task in Cyberduck I could still be fighting with it 20mins later especially as it doesn't seem to over-write files properly.

Closet I came to a stable option is Forklift 2. It's a great alternative to Finder and has fairly stable FTP support both in a dual panel set up or mounting the drive so you can treat it like a connected USB drive and edit files with your favorite apps. Still not as good as WinSCP but it kills two birds with one stone - an improvement over Finder and Cyberduck in one.

Still searching for the perfect solution though - may have to use VMWare fusion and WinSCP.
guest

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kullervo wrote:
Tried a bunch of apps - half didn't work at all, others lacked in features. I think worst of all was Cyberduck - I have no idea why it is so popular it so painful to use, especially if all you want to do is make a quick edit to a typo in a file on the server. In WinSCP this was a 30second task in Cyberduck I could still be fighting with it 20mins later especially as it doesn't seem to over-write files properly.

Closet I came to a stable option is Forklift 2. It's a great alternative to Finder and has fairly stable FTP support both in a dual panel set up or mounting the drive so you can treat it like a connected USB drive and edit files with your favorite apps. Still not as good as WinSCP but it kills two birds with one stone - an improvement over Finder and Cyberduck in one.

Still searching for the perfect solution though - may have to use VMWare fusion and WinSCP.


There's a simple hack if you grab the source code for filezilla and set the file change polling interval to something like 500ms it works like a charm for remote file editing over ssh. I'm really surprised that there is nothing that comes close to winscp for linux or mac.
I've tried sshfs, fish [linux: konqueror + dolphin support fish:// addresses] and every editor under the sun it seems and nothing is as easy to use as winscp.

I'm working on a clone based on filezilla [much as winscp is] and I'll try to keep mac os as a target for compatibility when doing so.
RF9

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I found a program called Fugu. Here's the brief tutorial.
http://wiki.ljackson.us/Mac_OS_X_SCP_(GUI)
It seems, so far, to work great as an SCP (and SFTP) GUI client.

I too rely on WinSCP daily and have been looking for a Mac equivalent.
Give it a shot I suppose.
RF9

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My bad, I didin't read the whole thread and saw the Fugu was already discussed.
Sorry for that. My bad (bad forum etiquette)
guest

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Hi all.

Thank you for the suggestions. Just used Fugu. Worked really well. My office uses winscp and I have a mac.
Irezumi

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I've used Winscp for ages on my pc, and now I'm using muCommander for mac, works like a charm, look and feel like winscp, just drag and drop with two panels. Great!
Buki

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I just downloaded fugu. Works perfectly. Thanks for the suggestion!
hsc

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aristotle_jones wrote:
Use Filezilla for Mac. Setup your site with SFTP (uses ftp over ssh) and you will be a happy clam.
hsc@k-asia.com.tw
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Try "Fetch"... works well for me Smile
jsherk
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Has anybody used either Rbrowser or MacFusion on the Mac? How do they compare to WinSCP?

http://www.rbrowser.com/
EDIT: Have not tried this one as it's $29.00

http://macfusionapp.org/
EDIT: MacFusion requires MacFUSE in order to work, and MacFUSE is not supported on Lion, so don't bother with this one (unless MacFUSE is updated)

A couple other suggestions I found are FireFTP and FireSSH which are addons for Firefox.

Thanks
Guest




Captain FTP. You can find it in the app store. Should do whatever you need it to do.
Guest




I just attempted to use winebottler to use winscp. Followed directions here : http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/sleeping-with-the-enemy-running-windows-programs-on-your-mac-using-winebottler/

Successfully created the .app

Was not able to get it to work.
----------------------------------------
When running .app, get x11 info box:
"
X Error
X Host does not exist
ok reconnect(countdown) help
"
* Definitely the WinSCP application and not from X11 itself
* Clicking ok or close = X11 continues to run, but don't see the WinSCP executable
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Tried:
* runtime arg of "/ini="C:\my_winscp_config.ini""
* Tried winebottle with both the standalone WinSCP and the WinSCP installer
* In the Prefix config / files - looked through the *.reg files. Found no winscp specific stuff.
* deleted winscp.rnd from drive_c/users/un/Application Data/
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Then, for whatever reason,
* I just tried running the standalone version of WinSCP - named WinSCP.exe
* Wine pops up a message - asking -
** run directly - giving me some options
** convert to simple osx application bundle with winebottler
* I choose run directly
* I get the WinSCP dialog box I'm so familiar with - asking for a WinSCP Login Info
* I tried to connect to a box, authentication failed, and I had a heck of a time getting back to the login screen
* I was unable to connect to a box - I think perhaps @ this point this is my problem - since I do not know what my company's authentication strategy ( it's not un / pw ) is - and am VERY new to the Mac. I tried some different things that I won't list here b/c I doubt they would make sense to a mac user
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I just tried FileZilla and CyberDuck.

Basically, both seemed to work great for me right off the bat.

I already use FileZilla for my ftp needs. For my "scp" needs, I connect via SFTP. Specified the user to connect to and it went and found my ssh key.

I can do everything I wanted to do, everything I've done in WinSCP. Really wish I hadn't spent the time trying to get WinSCP running. Oh well, live and learn.....

( not to say WinSCP isn't great. It is! I'll use it again if I'm ever on a Windows platform again.... )
bbloqx

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I havent found a suitable replacement for WinSCP for the Mac OS, which is really a shame. I really surprised that no one has ported it over to Mac. In any case you can always transfer your files using a terminal. For example using the following command will transfer a file from your mac to a remote server using the scp command:

Here is the syntax:

Code:
scp -P portnum -i path/to/keyfile path/to/file_you_are_uploading user@server:path/on/server


-P portnum is the port number of the remote server. If your using port 22 then you don't need to specify a port here. But if you are using a port number other that 22, then place it behind the -P

-i path/to/keyfile is your private key file. I personally don't use passwords when using ssh/scp instead I use private keys. If you use passwords then dont use the -i statement

Here is what the command should look like:

Code:
admin$ scp -P 222 -i Users/admin/id_dsa.ppk Users/admin/My_File.zip adminuser@web.server.com:/home/admin


Your terminal window should show the upload progress and est. time of completion.

Hope this helped someone out there Smile
Bl4ckRyd3r

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WinSCP Ported onto Mac
Wink

--BL4CK--
sunnywill

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I installed fugu, but every time I tried to open a file to do a quick edit, it asks for BBedit. It seems BBedit is not free tho. Does anyone have the similar problem?

jerome187 wrote:
Use fugu its a pretty good winscp replacement.
jsherk
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WinSCP ported to Mac ??

That would be great, but am concerned that there is no other mention of it except your link above.
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jsherk wrote:
WinSCP ported to Mac ??

That would be great, but am concerned that there is no other mention of it except your link above.

We haven't tested this, so I cannot give any suggestions.
If you do test it, let us know!
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devotee

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purefusion wrote:
Transmit is one of the better FTP clients on the Mac, yet it still does not support SCP/SSH.

Transmit does support SSH now, and it's damn fast and user-friendly. I have several sftp/scp clients installed on my mac and I mainly use Transmit on a daily basis. I really recommend it.
devotee

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purefusion wrote:
Transmit is one of the better FTP clients on the Mac, yet it still does not support SCP/SSH.

Transmit does support SSH now, and it's damn fast and user-friendly. I have several sftp/scp clients installed on my mac and I mainly use Transmit on a daily basis. I really recommend it.
dalemac

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The main feature I miss from winscp on the mac is the automatic syncronisation of directories (ctrl + U). DOes anyone know of a program that will sync local and remote directories on the mac easily? I have been using GoodSync (http://www.goodsync.com/mac/how-it-works/sync-applications/how-to-sync-via-ftp) but it takes about 20 seconds to recognise a change in the file system.
adam5

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dalemac wrote:
The main feature I miss from winscp on the mac is the automatic syncronisation of directories (ctrl + U). DOes anyone know of a program that will sync local and remote directories on the mac easily? I have been using GoodSync (http://www.goodsync.com/mac/how-it-works/sync-applications/how-to-sync-via-ftp) but it takes about 20 seconds to recognise a change in the file system.



Hello, i have bought "Transmit" too, and it is a great piece of Software. It can SFTP over SSH, is damn fast, and can synchronisation. I can authenticate with an SSH key, too.

I am using it for FTP, and for me it is THE equivalent to WinSCP on Windows.
faget

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Direct link to that file. Save everyone else the grief of signing up...

http://www.mediafire.com/?w5d794zbnwv3dkj
gondrup

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devotee wrote:
purefusion wrote:
Transmit is one of the better FTP clients on the Mac, yet it still does not support SCP/SSH.

Transmit does support SSH now, and it's damn fast and user-friendly. I have several sftp/scp clients installed on my mac and I mainly use Transmit on a daily basis. I really recommend it.


Hi

A bit of an old thread but I just changed from Cyberduck to Transmit and just wanted to say it is leagues ahead although it does cost $34.
RBD

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If this is still is useful to anyone, I was just able to run WinSCP in my MacBook Pro using Wine. This was painless for me because I had set up Wine a while back to use WinBUGS in my Mac, but I do remember installing Wine was not entirely easy.

WinSCP installed Putty on Wine by default, which was good because I needed Puttygen to convert my Mac's private SSH key to .ppk format; I loaded the key in WinSCP and using the VPN connection already set up on my Mac, WinSCP is running just fine. It really was a piece of cake (having Wine already) and so far it seems I don't need to spend $34 on Transit.
felipebutcher

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i use winscp with wine.
arturo

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I use winscp with wine OK but I cannot launch two sessions on separate windows, does anybody know how to do that?
Thanks
SFTP-FileZilla

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laqrhead wrote:
Hi,

This isn't a feature request, but a plea for help. I've been using WinSCP for a while now, and I have to say it's great. The problem is that its so good, I'm spoiled.

I recently got a new job where I'm required to use a Mac. I know there is no WinSCP for Mac, but does anyone know of an SCP/SFTP client that is half decent for Mac?

Thanks.


FileZilla SFTP transfer perfectly works on my machine. Make sure you set your port number to 22 which is the default for SFTP. I tried to FTP with 21 and it did not work.
noclist

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ahache888 wrote:
Set up a Windows virtual machine. I highly recommend VMWare Fusion. I'm currently running WinSCP and a plethora of other Windows applications on my Mac. This is a bit of a long winded approach, but you'll have virtually(pun) no software constraints.



I agree. A virtual windows machine on the mac is the way to go. After I setup a fresh copy of windows xp using VMware's Fusion, I installed all my favorite utilities (winscp, putty, Winmerge) and it works seamlessly.
Whiteman

Guest


Try SecureFX and SecureCRT in a bundle
It's like integrated putty and winscp
nemphis

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You van try winscp under wineskin winery! Works great that way, exactly as winscp on a windows machine Very Happy
goallin

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I can now use winscp to connect to mac machine, but after I enable ssh on mac(System Preferences -> Sharing -> Check Remote Login).
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