Anyone use Finder as their ftp client?

Discussion in 'Web Design and Development' started by johnbro23, Jun 28, 2006.

  1. johnbro23 macrumors 6502a

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    I just figured that out that you can use finder (apple-k) and then put ftp:// before the website you want to ftp to. Amazing.

    Is it better than Transmit? That's what I've been using.
     
  2. decksnap macrumors 68040

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    Does finder upload now? I thought you could only use it to download.
     
  3. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    No, you're right.. FTP in finder is download only..
     
  4. whenpaulsparks macrumors regular

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    finder's FTP support is worse than windows explorer's. it's pathetic. maybe they will make it better in leopard? (fingers crossed)
     
  5. dornoforpyros macrumors 68040

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    not that I know of, or at least I've never been able to upload with it, it's ok for grabbing the occasional small file or two, but you really need a true FTP program in OS X for any regular FTP use.
     
  6. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    I really don't expect the FTP service in Finder to change too much.
    Why?
    Because it's FTP. It's an antiquated technology. It's got (virtually) no security to speak of.
    Why spend the effort when perfectly good FTP clients exist?

    That's how I'm thinking they look at it. Plus it's the Finder. :)
     
  7. ~Shard~ macrumors P6

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    Cyberduck

    I used the FTP ability in Finder a couple times when I first purchased my Mac, but it is really limited. Just use Cyberduck - it's free, powerful and an awesome piece of software. :cool:
     

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