Topic "UTF-8 setting for Console Interface Tool?"

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I use the WinSCP Console Interface Tool ( to synchronize two folders via SFTP. The SSH Server uses SFTP Protocol v3 but uses UTF-8 encoding for file and directory names. In WinSCP's GUI, there is a setting called "Server does not use UTF-8" which I can set to "Off" in order to force WinSCP to use UTF-8. However, I have not been able to find such an option for the command line version. Any idea?

Also, is it possible to use stored sessions from a WinSCP INI file to open a connection in instead of providing the details via the user:pass@host syntax?

System details:
WinSCP 3.7.6 @ Windows XP SP2
SSH Host: OpenSSH_3.9p1 @ Linux (Kernel 2.6)

Thanks in advance,
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Martin Prikryl
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Hi Martin,

thanks a lot, this was the hint I was looking for Smile

Best regs,

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