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Featured Sysadmin What SFTP/FTP and SSH client apps do you use ?

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

  1. rdan

    rdan Premium Member Premium Member

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    Any recommendation for MAC users? ssh/ftp client.

     
  2. deltahf

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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 Premium Member Premium 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

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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.
     
  7. deltahf

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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

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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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  13. eva2000

    eva2000 Administrator Staff Member

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    Revisiting SecureCRT with handy button bar shortcuts for commands Tips - SecureCRT button bar: run scripts, commands, and launch programs (April 2011) - secret to my productivity as I have over 25+ button bars with each button bar having 5-10 button/shortcuts to make my life easier.That's over 250+ command shortcuts at my finger tips! It's why I have been using SecureCRT for over 15+ yrs now - it is a time saver when time is $$$ :D

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    And SecureCRT now has Command Manager How-To: Transfer Button Bars to the New Command Manager in SecureCRT - VanDyke Software Forums so migrating button bars over to Command Manager - though I am still so use to the button bar :) But button bar can get messy when listing horizontally versus Command Manager listing vertically :)

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    Though Button bars can be assigned to be attached to SSH sessions by default too = Show Button Bar

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    SecureCRT also adds scratchpad in 9.1 Introducing the 9.1 Releases of SecureCRT, SecureFX, and VanDyke ClientPack | VanDyke Software

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    Filezille Pro on a Mac for me - I tried Transmit - wasn't keen on it at all - so dumped it