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Old 12-21-2007, 11:18 AM   #1
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Remote Linux file managers under Windows?


I have a few CentOS servers and have to manage files between them. The OS were installed without any GUI applications and I've been connecting to these boxes via Putty and using the CLI to move or transfer files, or using WinSCP to to accomplish the same if its on the same box.

This is obviously a tedious process, and while it's not a bad thing to learn (CLI), it becomes a bit frustrating if you have a typo while typing in a deep directory name or file or having to move / copy files between deep directories.

My question, is there a comparable Windows GUI that will allow me to transfer files between two or more Linux boxes? Ideally I'd like to have these up in the same window but if not, the ability to drag and drop between different windows would be just as helpful.

Thanks in advance!

Old 12-21-2007, 02:10 PM   #2
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I am not aware of any such client, though I would think there is at least one out there. Linux does have several nice GUIs that accomplish this, such as Nautilus (the Gnome file browser) and Konqueror (the KDE file browser).

One tip for when you're using the command line. Use the tab key for auto completion. When you are typing just hit tab and it will complete program names, file and directory names, and when there are multiple matches it will list them after two tab key presses. This will help you catch typos and prevent them as you are constructing a command. This page will give you a bit more info:
Old 12-21-2007, 03:16 PM   #3
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you want to get Xming
(free form

(the standard relece)

then runn Xming, click enable X11 forwarding on the putty options)
then runn the filemanager of your choice from the ssh terminal)

(you can forward any X11 app this way)


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