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#1 CY5  Icon User is offline

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Why is WinSCP used in company?

Posted 06 April 2015 - 10:35 AM

I just want get an overview of why and for what purpose WinSCP used in web development company?well now I'm reading winscp doc it says that

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WinSCP is an open source free SFTP client, FTP client, WebDAV client and SCP client for Windows. Its main function is file transfer between a local and a remote computer. Beyond this, WinSCP offers scripting and basic file manager functionality.


by reading the above line i feel like programmer use this software to share their file as well as to upload their file in an organization(similar to github push/pull).

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Re: Why is WinSCP used in company?

Posted 06 April 2015 - 10:38 AM

SCP = FTP + Encryption.

ssh is one of the strongest tools to ease of use in Linux from both the client side & the server side. Thus, GUI representations have to be made for those whom are unable to use the command line putty version of pscp.

In short, scp is awesome, WinSCP is for point & click'ers.
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Re: Why is WinSCP used in company?

Posted 06 April 2015 - 01:01 PM

I use it for Windows FTP to server. When I am running my Linux box, I just use the terminal, but the majority of my PHP development is done using Zend Studio on Windows.
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