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I used putty and winscp with my Dell, but I need one for the mac. I know you cna do it from Terminal, but I like to use a dedicated program, it just seems easier to me. Anyone have any suggestions? Thanks
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I used putty and winscp with my Dell, but I need one for the mac. I know you cna do it from Terminal, but I like to use a dedicated program, it just seems easier to me. Anyone have any suggestions? Thanks
Excuse me if I'm missing something... what is wrong with Terminal? not sure you'll find anything better on an Intel-Mac...
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While you could use a client, using the command line version is just as easy. Take a look here to see all the switches (options). Any particular reason you'd prefer a GUI?

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The only reason why I prefer a program like winscp is because is seems easier. When I used winscp in the past, I would just enter the ip address, name and pw and have a screen showing all the files that were in the apple tv or on my iphone and I could just click on something and delete or edit it. It seems that the only way to do that in Terminal is to just enter command lines. Maybe I'm missing something.
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Cyberduck is your friend. When connecting, use "SFTP." This will only work if the sftp server is installed on the remote machine which in my experience, has always been the case.

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Hello Joe,

Though I understand that a GUI SCP program "seems" easier, the terminal is so much more powerful and flexible.

The learning curve is actually not that bad, and once you spend 10-15 mins you'll embrace it.

Also, if you edit your hosts file (/etc/hosts) and add the IP address of all your machines as well as the hostname you'd like to call them on your Mac, SCPing to them is as easy as typing:

scp userid@hostname

and boom you are in!

Hope that helps.

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I use terminal for command line management, but I use Cyberduck for SCP just because it's faster and easier than typing in long paths to files/folders.
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Hello Joe,

Though I understand that a GUI SCP program "seems" easier, the terminal is so much more powerful and flexible.

The learning curve is actually not that bad, and once you spend 10-15 mins you'll embrace it.

Also, if you edit your hosts file (/etc/hosts) and add the IP address of all your machines as well as the hostname you'd like to call them on your Mac, SCPing to them is as easy as typing:

scp userid@hostname

and boom you are in!

Hope that helps.

Cheers,

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even easier if you add an alias to your .profile...

such as..

alias sshbeer="ssh froot@192.168.7.155"


then you just would (in this case) type sshbeer and be presented with a password prompt. For SCP/SFTP though I use cyberduck.

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