Panic Transmit FTP: Manually transfer files? Not auto sync

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  1. PicnicTutorials macrumors 6502a

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    Panic Transmit FTP: Manually transfer files? Not auto sync. I'm quite accustomed to manually transferring my files using and arrows either way and simply overwriting the older file. Transmit seems to just use a sync button. I'm going to get coda 2. That's why I'm looking to get another ftp (not coda's) because I prefer more control over my files. I don't want coda or transmit doing syncing by mistake without me wanting it to. Of course this is not supposed to happen but still manually makes me happy. So! Can I manually transfer files with either Coda or Transmit using a arrow interface? All I can see on either is right click options or the sync button in transmit. I want my arrows!
     
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  3. PicnicTutorials thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    using transmit or coda can I set it up to push a arrow to transfer the file to the server? aka instead of using "sync" button.

    So I select file > Click arrow > pop up says, "overwrite file?" > I say yes. That is how I prefer my ftp to work. FYI not just push sync and hope it goes well.
     
  4. Cisco1988 macrumors newbie

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    Ah ok. I usually use rsync and a Bash script..
     
  5. PicnicTutorials thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    now I don't understand a word you said
     
  6. Cisco1988 macrumors newbie

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    For files transfer ftp is old and insicure.
    So I use rsync, from samba, which is incremental and uses ssh.
    Security and bandwith save all in one
     
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    It doesn't look like either will do as I want. Going to look at other options. My whole life I have slowly acquired software for my needs and PC. Now I am trying to get my mac up to speed here and having mental trouble craming 15 years of software aquisition into one month. I don't just want to make purchases willy nilly style. I'm too obsessive for that. Needs to be the best app for the job.
     
  8. Dark Dragoon macrumors 6502a

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    There aren't any arrow buttons, however you can add a transfer button to the toolbar if you need a button, or alternatively there is a keyboard shortcut to transfer the selected files.

    I would guess though that most users of Transmit (including myself) click and drag files to upload or download them, if you don't use syncing.
     
  9. PicnicTutorials thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Ya so I say ok Eric no biggy just change the way you do things. Drag it! But before I do I see all the folders are scattered about on my server. ALA not placed uniformly on the top of each folder. I don't want to drag it by accident into the wrong location. Maybe there is a setting somewhere to put folders up top and not placed by name???
     
  10. Cisco1988 macrumors newbie

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    Ssh and rsync are free software and a way to fi things not The Way.. It doesn't exist.. :)

    Happy transition!
     
  11. antonis macrumors 68000

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    Menu View > Show View Options and check the "Show Folders above files" option.
     
  12. Dark Dragoon macrumors 6502a

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    Not quite sure what you mean, but are you referring to the "Show folders above files" option in Transmit's View Options? Which places folders at the top of the view above other files.
     
  13. PicnicTutorials thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Like this pic shows my want out of a ftp. Any good ones you can recommend?
     

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  14. PicnicTutorials thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    cool that is what I mean
     
  15. PicnicTutorials thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    So it looks like I can. Here is transmits email response...

    Hi Eric,

    Sure thing! If you right-click a file or folder (or a selection of items) in the local file pane, you should have the option to Upload. Clicking that will transfer the selection to the active folder in the remote file pane.

    Does that get you close to what you’re looking for? If so, you can add a Transfer Files button to the toolbar for even quicker access:
     

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