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Discussion in 'System Administration' started by eva2000, Jun 8, 2014.

  1. rdan

    rdan Well-Known Member

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    Any recommendation for MAC users? ssh/ftp client.

     
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    Transmit.

    It's an excellent piece of software. I've used it since I switched to MacOS over ten years ago.
     
  3. rdan

    rdan Well-Known Member

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    Slightly off topic, it seems only portable app? How to properly install it?
    Sorry I'm only few hours ago MAC user, so just very newbie on this thing.
     
  4. deltahf

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    Congratulations on coming over to the "dark side"! :D

    I'm not sure what you mean by "portable app". Once you download the zip file from their website, unzip it and you will just have the program file (probably a DMG) called "Transmit". You can run it from anywhere but it's recommended to drag it to your "Applications" folder. Then just double-click it and run. If you want to keep it in the dock, right-click on its icon while it is running, go to Options, and then "Keep in Dock".
     
  5. rdan

    rdan Well-Known Member

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    :D Thank you, I thought it's portable App since it's a single binary/executable file :D
     
  6. deltahf

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    Yeah, macOS installs can be a little confusing. You'll find most DMG files open with a little window that asks you to drag the application file out of the DMG disk image and into your Applications folder, then you can unmount the image.

    Basically, the "executable" is stored in the Applications directory. Most of the time the "install" process just copies application settings to the /Users/username/Library/Preferences folder, or the /Users/username/Library/Application Settings folder.

    So, you can "uninstall" applications on macOS by just deleting the application file in the Applications directory. Others will include uninstallers which will clean up their configuration files too, but they usually aren't very big, so you can leave them in place if you ever need to install the software again and your configuration settings will still be applied.
     
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    @rdan, sorry for the double-post, but one thing I forgot to mention was iTerm which is a great SSH client replacement.

    It's free and open-source. Check out all the features here.

    MacOS's built-in Terminal is not bad but iTerm is quite an upgrade.
     
  8. rdan

    rdan Well-Known Member

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    It seems okay but It's hard to use it when I manage 20+ servers :|
    Looking for xShell replacement from windows.
     
  9. eva2000

    eva2000 Administrator Staff Member

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    Personally, I still use SecureCRT works on windows, macOS, linux and iOS SecureCRT - The rock-solid Telnet and SSH client for Windows, Mac, and Linux

    SecureCRT v9 has new features too
     
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    Try BitVise also, a good one for Windows
     
  11. rdan

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    I love MobaXterm. Before i used ssh from windows cmd :rolleyes:
     
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