Topic "Start new session by pasting in URL from clipboard"

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Joined: 2011-01-27
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The WinSCP Login dialog should have a "Connect by URL" under Session as an option.

It would show a dialog where you could type in or paste from the clipboard a URL like

The /pub/default/directory would automatically be entered into after connecting. If the URL ended in ftp://server/pub/dir/file.tar.gz then the file.tar.gz would automatically be selected as well or maybe just start downloading.

If the system clipboard already has a url in it then the box should be populated by default.

It should also recognize ftp://username:password@server/dir as well. In addition the dialog should provide username and password fields.
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Thanks for your post. This request has been added to tracker.

Meanwhile you can pass the URL on WinSCP commandline. Also for sftp:// and scp:// you can paste the URL into web browser address field as WinSCP has these protocols associated.
Martin Prikryl

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