Using programs remotely via WinSCP

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bravozullu
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Using programs remotely via WinSCP

Hello,

I am new to WinSCP. I am using it to connect to my network at school. I can do this; I see all of my files, directories, and everybody else's files/directories.

Now, when I try to launch a program in the terminal window [for instance, I try to run MATLAB, by typing in 'matlab', the executable command], the program does not run. [Normally at school, the MATLAB GUI pops up, and I'm ready to go.]

How do I make this GUI (as well as the GUI's of other programs] pop up through WinSCP on my home computer? Do I need some sort of plug in? What am I missing here?

Please advise,

Arnie

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Re: Using programs remotely via WinSCP

bravozullu wrote:

Hello,

[Normally at school, the MATLAB GUI pops up, and I'm ready to go.]

How do I make this GUI (as well as the GUI's of other programs] pop up through WinSCP on my home computer?

Hm, me be I do not understand what you try to do, but as nobody esle is answering, I do my best:

WinSCP is a file manager for secure file transmissions. It is not VNC.
The terminal you are using via WinSCP is a shell, not a desktop. There is no "window".
Your progamm MATLAB GUI, is it a shell application or a desktop application? Does it need root permission? Is login allowed for root?
If MATLAB GUI is a shell application (like mc), you should try putty first. If it is a desktop application, you cant use it via putty/WinSCP.
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Re: Using programs remotely via WinSCP

Michaa is right.
You maybe theoretically possible to run GUI application from console. But you need to have running another application on your desktop, so called X-windows server.
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