FTP App needed

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Glossybear, Feb 19, 2003.

  1. Glossybear macrumors member

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    I really need a good, free, FTP app for X.

    Preferably something that will handle SSH as well.

    I know that I should really just learn comand-line, but I'm friggin lazy...
     
  2. backspinner macrumors 6502a

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    good AND free: commandline indeed

    gui programs do cost money
    nice one: www.osxigen.com
     
  3. Jaykay macrumors 6502a

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    ?

    what about fetch, or is that shareware , exellent program though.
     
  4. Thirteenva macrumors 6502a

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    fetch is shareware now, only gives a 15 day trial on the free download. Great ftp program though. Don't know of any good free ftp programs for OS X, i use fetch and dreamweaver...

    You do know you cann connect to most ftp servers via the finder right??

    use the "go" menu at the top, click connect to server (command +k) and then put in

    ftp://hostName.com

    in the address box. then click connect and you should get a password prompt. Put in your username and password and it should mount as a volume on your desktop.

    This doesn't work with all servers and sometimes permissions problems get in the way and it won't let you write to a directory that you should have write access to.

    Also you can use safari to connect to an FTP server in the same way and it will also mount as a volume on your desktop.
    just put

    ftp.hostname.com
    or
    ftp://hostname.com in the address bar

    you'll get a login prompt. fill in your info just like i stated above.

    Hope this helps, and if you do find a good free ftp program, let us know....

    Later..
     
  5. jamilecrire macrumors regular

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    You can try this as well if you need
    to supply a password:
    ftp://username@host.com
    it should prompt you for your password.

    For ssh/scp/sft look at fugu (google).

     
  6. Skandranon macrumors regular

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    Transmit is delicious.

    Switched over from Trasmit and have absolutely no complaints. I'm told MacSFTP is a pretty good SSH client, as well.
     
  7. jrichardcmu macrumors newbie

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    Fugu is the best one I've found

    I like Fugu a lot. It is a Cocoa wrapper around the unix commands for secure transfering. it supports SFTP, SCP, and SSH tunneling.
     
  8. Glossybear thread starter macrumors member

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    Mmmm Fugu

    That did the trick!
    Thanks for the tip!
     
  9. tjwett macrumors 68000

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    Not sure what version it's up to now but Fetch used to have a little "secret", sort of. It will say you need to pay and blink and ask you for money but if you wait one minute it stops and then it works just fine. I've been using it for over a year for free.
     
  10. bigizzy macrumors newbie

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    Try the X window programs

    There are lots of GUI FTP clients which should run using X-Window by just recompiling them.
     
  11. Pablo macrumors regular

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    http://maccentral.macworld.com/news/0302/20.ftp.php

    http://www.ftpclient.com/
     

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