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Missing the big picture

There is value in the request by the original submitter and that the big picture was missed with all of the responses/suggestions.

Transferring files to remove systems is rarely done just for the sake of the transfer.
Instead, it is usually done so that the files get processed by some service.
This service has some access control and as such the files transferred need to be owned by a particular user/group.

On the other hand the remote system might not allow direct login by the target user.

At the moment one needs to set permissions of the transferred files manually after every transfer.

Maybe there should be a new feature that would allow to specify owner user/group on the remote system (maybe privileges on the remote system as well) per session. With the end result being that after each transfer the files/folders would be set with the requested permissions.


Thank you, kpk


What I do is another kind of work-around, to avoid sudo-without-password:
Make a directory e.g. /tmp/c with full write permissions (chmod 777).
Then you can copy contents from Windows to this folder without sudo.
Then login via ssh/openssh/putty and move the contents to the required directory using sudo mv ... command.


Can you please tell me what is the configuration file that I should edit??

or some link will also help

Thanks for the valuable imformation.
Any way I dont think sudo without password will work :wink:

Sudo allows that.

Thanks prikryl,

Thanks for the valuable imformation.
Any way I dont think sudo without password will work :wink:


The sudo typically needs terminal emulation for entering the password. WinSCP cannot technically provide this. So you have the only option, configure sudo not to ask for password.

Thanks for replying :)

But for Sudo, I will definetly have to enter my password :(
Is there any way to avoid this?


Hi prikryl,

Hope you understand my question.

I'll describe it again

Iam trying to copy a file from a Windows machine to a Linux Box at /opt/xxxx.
Usually I login to that machine using some ssh utility and do "sudo mkdir /opt/xxx" because iam a local user with sudo permision.
Now though Iam not directly loged into that machine Iam using WinSCP to copy my files to the linux box at the same location, but for that I have to do sudo and I dont find any option for that in WinSCP.
I would like to know if there is any option for doing sudo stuff in WinSCP ???


Sudo via WinSCP

How to do sudo in WinSCP?
I am trying to copy a file from one machine to another.
When I login to that machine using SSH I use to do sudo.
But how to do that in WinSCP?

Somebody please help me out.

Thanks in advance