"Open in PuTTY" bugs and improvements

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"Open in PuTTY" bugs and improvements

  1. Bug: If you right-click a WinSCP site and clicking "Open in PuTTY", the PuTTY window opens as expected, but the WinSCP login window closes. It should stay open, allowing other operations to take place.
  2. Bug: Along with the previous bug, if your WinSCP window happens to have no current connection, upon right-clicking a WinSCP site and clicking "Open in PuTTY", the PuTTY window opens as expected, but the WinSCP application exits. It should stay open.
  3. Improvement: It is possible to open multiple connections at the same time by right-clicking a folder and clicking "Login". It would be great to have an "Open in PuTTY" entry that would open a PuTTY window for all folder's contents the same way it does for the standard WinSCP login. It would be a time-saver whenever I need to open multiple sites in their respective PuTTY window for maintenance purposes. At this time, I need to use the multiple login, select the tabs one by one and click the "Open in PuTTY" button, or open the login window multiple times and use the "Open in PuTTY" menu item (which closes the login window, making the task take more time than it should).
Thanks for you consideration,

GR.

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Re: "Open in PuTTY" bugs and improvements

guyr@evision.ca wrote:

  • Bug: If you right-click a WinSCP site and clicking "Open in PuTTY", the PuTTY window opens as expected, but the WinSCP login window closes. It should stay open, allowing other operations to take place.
  • Bug: Along with the previous bug, if your WinSCP window happens to have no current connection, upon right-clicking a WinSCP site and clicking "Open in PuTTY", the PuTTY window opens as expected, but the WinSCP application exits. It should stay open.
That's as designed. The "Open in PuTTY" behaves the same as "Login". If you want to keep the Login window open, hold down Shift key while selecting the "Open in PuTTY" command (again, same as with "Login"). See the footnote at:
https://winscp.net/eng/docs/ui_login#opening_in_putty

  • Improvement: It is possible to open multiple connections at the same time by right-clicking a folder and clicking "Login". It would be great to have an "Open in PuTTY" entry that would open a PuTTY window for all folder's contents the same way it does for the standard WinSCP login. It would be a time-saver whenever I need to open multiple sites in their respective PuTTY window for maintenance purposes. At this time, I need to use the multiple login, select the tabs one by one and click the "Open in PuTTY" button, or open the login window multiple times and use the "Open in PuTTY" menu item (which closes the login window, making the task take more time than it should).
OK, I'll consider that.

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Tried the new build, not working properly

Hi,

I have tried the build you submitted to me and right-clicking a folder with three sites do effectively open three PuTTY sessions, but only one works. According to my testing, it's always the last one that is correctly opened.

What is happening is that the build, for the other sites, uses the last site's hostname/IP address... and as all those sites have distinct sets of credentials, the two sites not opened properly will display a login error.

Note that logging to each of the environments by selecting the site and opening it in PuTTY works properly.

Have a nice day,

GR.

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Working properly

Hi,

I confirm the latest build you sent me is working properly. I look forward to seeing this improvement appear in an upcoming release.

Thank you very much,

GR

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