Right click --> SCP

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  1. Jeewhizz macrumors regular

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    #1
    I'd like the option that i can right click on a folder or file, and it'll SCP it to my server on the network.. ideally, i'd like to define the server in the system prefs...

    all it'd need to do would be to execute this command in a terminal in the bacground:

    scp -r <insert folder name> <user>@<server>:~/<foldername>

    Does anyone know how to accomplish this, or any software that does it?

    Cheers

    Jee
     
  2. jsw Moderator emeritus

    jsw

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    #2
    Well, it isn't as elegant, but you could create a desktop folder, "Enable Folder Actions" on that folder, and have a script run to do what you mentioned whenever you dropped a file into it.

    I'm not sure how to muck with the right/control-click menu - although I strongly believe that Services should be a part of it (Tiger, maybe? hopefully?) - since it's (relatively) easy to add services to that menu.
     
  3. smllpx macrumors member

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    #3
    jsw, that is a pretty good idea for a work around. I was looking for something that integrated SCP/SFTP into the finder, but maybe I can do it with folder actions. I might look at rsync over ssh instead.
     
  4. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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