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Old 05-05-2015, 10:36 PM   #1
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how to interact with Linux using windows kind GUI

I am new to Linux. i am sql DBA, but i need to interact with SAP HANA Database which is on Linux. currently, only way, i can log n to server is through Putty. which opens up cmd interface. is there way, i can log on to Linux server and see drives, files like windows.

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The answer is "yes and no" I fear.

First, there are several ways you can look at files and folders (directories) in Linux. None of them are really a lot like what you see in Windows Explorer, which may be what you mean. Moreover, none of them get you a better look or better understanding than what you can see from the putty window IF you know how to use the command line, shell, and utilities to LOOK.

Second, there are ways of leveraging your putty connection to express gui tools on your Windows desktop IF there are xWindows clients and features on that server AND you have an xWindows server running on your Windows workstation. These might provide the kind of view you are seeking.

Educating you about every utility and shell feature, the file system and ACL differences, and installation of Linux like services on Windows, are quite beyond the message size limit here. Some shortcuts to appropriate sites and pages might serve better. For that to be effective, we should narrow down on what you really want to achieve.

What is it that you need to 'see', and what about it must you look for? Also, the right answer may be more likely to come from someone familiar with that database: I am not. I will be interested to see what answers you get.
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Old 05-05-2015, 11:51 PM   #3
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WinSCP is one option.
midnight commander (mc from the command line in your putty window) is another
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Thank ?You Doug and Wpeckham. Your answers help me a lot.

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Samba, ftp and friends are one option, but of course you need to set up daemons to use them, and that requires permission and administrative privileges on the server. If you really want to see files and folders on the linux server, and if you really are going to be doing this a lot from the windows machine, then maybe you ought to seriously consider samba.


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